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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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Dinner Bay is a family playground and picnic park and the Japanese Gardens are home to gardens with floral colors, scents and outdoor art.
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Dinner Bay Road
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Mark Creek Nature Trail is an easy going 12 kilometre hiking and biking nature trail connecting Kimberley, BC with Marysville, BC in the Kootenays. The highlight of the trail is the 30 metre Marysville Falls.
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Mckenzie Street
Kimberley
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Kal Beach is one of the most easily accessible and one of the most popular sandy beaches on Kalamalka Lake in the area of Coldstream which is located south of downtown Vernon, BC in the North Okanagan Valley
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Husband Road
Vernon
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The park is a National Historic Site of Canada and was once a fur trading post operated by the Hudson's Bay Company. The fort was a post for trading furs, supplies, food and guns, as well as, a transportation depot for exporting goods to far away lands.
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Mavis Street
Langley
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The rock climbing destination is located on the east side of Skaha Lake, south of Penticton, BC in the Okanagan Valley. It is covered with challenging climbing routes culminating in spectacular views of the community of Penticton, BC in the Okanagan Valley.
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Valleyview Road
Penticton
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Lundbom Lake is a beautiful, large remote recreation lake nestled in the back country desert hills located east of the community of Merritt, BC, Canada. The lake is a popular destination for many activities like fishing, hiking, canoeing and camping when exploring near Sugarloaf Mountain.
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Lundbom Lake Road
Merritt
The burial grounds are the resting place for many of the First Nations people who first inhabited the island. Standing tall, marking many of the grave sites, are a number of ceremonial Totem Poles. Some of which are very old, faded and have fallen to the ground - some say, they are returning back
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Alert Bay
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The park is a small community park located on the banks of the Fraser River in the community of Ladner, BC, Canada. The park enjoys excellent views of marine traffic and amenities like a day use picnic area, picnic shelter, an off leash dog park, playground, sightseeing benches, washrooms and walkin
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McNeely`s Way
Ladner
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Emily Carr House is the childhood home of Emily Carr (1871 to 1945 ) who was a famous Canadian writer and artist. The home is located in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada on Vancouver Island and is recognized as a Provincial and National Historic Site of Canada.
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207 Government Street
Victoria
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The park is one of the favorite beach destinations in the community of West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The highlights of the park are the long sandy/pebbled beach, the 1.2 kilometre seawalk and the marine sightseeing.
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13th Street
West Vancouver
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Vancouver Island's largest downhill skiing and snowboarding recreation mountain. Mt Washington is a year round destination located in Strathcona Park. There is skiing in the winter and backpacking, hiking and mountain biking in the spring, summer and early fall.
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Kentucky-Alleyne Provincial Park is home to hiking, great fishing, wildlife sightseeing, and a quiet camping spot only a 30 minute drive from downtown Merritt BC. Scenic views of rolling grasslands and dry open forest surround the sparkling turquoise waters.
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Bates Road
Merritt
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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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The walkway is 50 feet wide in most areas and is lit up at night for evening use. The trail is used for walking, jogging, dog walking, rollerblading and biking.
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Eby Street
Terrace
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Cottonwood Island Nature Park in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada is a very popular year round recreation destination located where the Nechako and Fraser River meet in the community.
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River Road
Prince George

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