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British Columbia Parks and Trails

Planning adventures in our British Columbia Parks and Trails

Parks, hiking trails, historic sites, heritage sites, rivers, lakes and natural areas in BC Canada

British Columbia parks and trails in Canada covers every type of landscape and seascape including mountain ranges, rivers, lakes, glaciers, forests, wetlands, wildlife, ecological and heritage. All play a big part in the creation of our BC parks system. Some of our BC Parks and heritage trails tells the long history of Canada. Others are for protection of wildlife, floral and fauna. Then there are those strictly designed for adventures and leisure living outdoors. There are over 11,400,000 hectares of BC parkland in Canada with over 2,700 kilometres of hiking and mountain biking trails.

British Columbia Parks & Trails

Over 800+ BC Parks in the province 

There are over 800 or so British Columbia parks in Canada. This, by no means, is the total number of wilderness and recreation parks in British Columbia, Canada as there are many others that do not fall under the Provincial umbrella. Other parks in the province includes a few National parks and many smaller community, regional, hyro and forestry recreation parks located throughout the province. Only 12.5% of our province is protected by BC Parks and 0.6% is protected by National Parks.

British Columbia Parks and Trails in Canada Summary

British Columbia parks and trails are used for many occasions and activities. The Khutzeymateen Provincial Park is Canada's only grizzly bear sanctuary. The Tweedsmuir Provincial Park is British Columbia's largest provincial park covering 989,616 hectares. On Vancouver Island the 440 metre Della Falls in Strathcona Park is Canada's highest waterfall and is one of the ten highest falls in the world!

Parks are an important part of our province providing thousands an opportunity to enjoy the wilderness outdoors. It is said 6 out of 10 people living in BC visit a park every year.

The British Columbia parks and recreation sites are here for yours and our tourism enjoyment. Please help us care for them and respect them. Do not leave garbage behind. Do not feed the wildlife. Always ask questions on the services, amenities, fees and rules to live by when in the park.

British Columbia Parks and Trails in Canada

Click the BC Regions below to view parks, trails and places in that area.

Cariboo Chilcotin Coast

Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Parks and Trails

Gulf Islands

Gulf Islands Parks and Trails

Haida Gwaii

Haida Gwaii Parks and Trails

Kootenay

Kootenay Parks and Trails

Lower Mainland

Lower Mainland Parks and Trails

North BC

North BC Parks and Trails

Okanagan

Okanagan Parks and Trails

Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast Parks and Trails

Thompson Shuswap

Thompson Shuswap Parks and Trails

Whistler Area

Whistler Region Parks and Trails
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Kin Park is a small ocean beach park located in the community of Chemainus, BC on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. The ocean park is a popular spot for beachcombing, sightseeing, picnicking, swimming and for launching a boat so to access one of the nearby islands.
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Maple Street
Chemainus
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During the simmer months people enjoy hiking, backpacking, wilderness camping, mountain biking, mountaineering, rock climbing, fishing, river kayaking, horseback riding, river rafting and sightseeing. During the winter months people visit the park to experience snowshoeing, cross country skiing and
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Highway #93
Radium Hot Springs
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The 95 hectare waterfront park is highlighted by a 1 kilometre white sandy beach and plenty marine scenery and activity. The park is popular for many other activities as well as swimming including beachcombing, picnicking, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, birdwatching and wildlife watching.
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Central Road
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The 17 km ( 10.5 mi.) Lyon Lake Loop Trail is considered a difficult route which explores through forests with some elevation views. The route should take no longer than 2-3 hours to complete for the experienced biker.
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Halfmoon Bay Forest Service Rd.
Halfmoon Bay
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Low tides empty the bay exposing a pebbled, sandy beach with seagulls soaring above, Bald Eagles nesting in the nearby trees and the winds of nature surrounding you.
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School Road
Sandspit
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Christina Crest Trail is a 20 kilometre one-way mountain biking, hiking, backpacking and horseback riding route exploring the vast wilderness landscape, in and around, the Santa Rosa Summit on the Cascade Highway located west of the community of Rossland
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Santa Rosa Road
Rossland
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Cottonwood Falls Park is a small community park with flower gardens and a waterfall. The park rests at the foot of Cottonwood Falls and on the banks of Cottonwood Creek in the community of Nelson, BC which is in the Kootenay region of British Columbia, Canada.
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Government Road
Nelson
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Roche Cove is an adventure and activity hiking and sightseeing destination located near the community of Sooke, BC. Although the views are captivating, the highlight of the park is the meandering hiking trail exploring the woodland forests in the park.
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Sooke
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Redstreak Trail is a 2.3 km hiking adventure exploring a river eco system before connecting with Redstreak Mountain. The trail is located in the Kootenay National Park of British Columbia, Canada near the Village of Radium Hot Springs.
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Highway 93
Radium Hot Springs
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Hardy Falls Regional Park is a hiking and sightseeing destination located on the south end of Peachland, BC, Canada in the Okanagan Valley. The waterfall park includes a salmon spawning river named Deep Creek and a well maintained hiking trail leading to the falls.
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Hardy Road
Peachland
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One of the historic settler trails in the area, this trail crosses the Nadu River and introduces you to the bog environment and settler remnants
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Highway 16
Port Clements
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Bluenose Mountain Trail is a recreation hiking trail located near the community of Lumby, BC The uphill loop trail navigates a series of switchbacks eventually leading hikers to two of the three peaks on the mountain overlooking the valley.
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Aberdeen Lake Road
Lumby
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Tonquin Beach and Trail is a small, private sandy beach adventure located within a short driving or biking distance from the Village of Tofino on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. The park is one of the smaller beach destinations in the area, as well as, one receiving smaller crowds as it
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Tonquin Park Rd
Tofino
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Doukhobor Discovery Centre is a cultural museum, open to the public, located in the community of Castlegar, B.C., Canada. The museum is a reconstructed village depicting the lifestyle of the Doukhobor people in the early 1900s. The Doukhobors were some of the first settlers in the Kootenay Valley.
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Castlegar
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Haig Brown Provincial Park is a 1076 hectare park established in 1977 to protect the salmon spawning beds located on the Adams River north of the community of Chase, BC and west of the community of Sorrento, BC. The river flows 11 kilometres down the centre of the elongated park while resting
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Chase

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