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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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The bird sanctuary draws many to the west coast to view the 140 or so bird species who visit yearly. Seasons play a big part as birds are migratory. Spring, summer, fall and winter all bring different wildlife guests to the Delkatla Wildlife Sanctuary.
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Trumpeter Drive
Masset
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108 Mile Ranch | 108 Mile House is a heritage site dating back to the Cariboo Gold Rush days of the late 1800s and early 1900s. Starting back in 1867 the ranch played a big part in the development of the region as a Post House servicing the miners and trappers...
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100 Mile House
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The 2 acre landscape is covered with 8 historical cabins. Each furnished cabin has an interpretive sign onsite explaining the cabins history and purpose during the early days of Terrace.
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Sparks Street
Terrace
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Popular destination on South Pender Island for adventure and for relaxation. The park features a sandy beach, rocky shoreline, tidal pools, hiking trails, wildlife and a wilderness campground.
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Ainslie Point Road
Bowen Park is a popular area for many activities including swimming, birdwatching, hiking, picnicking, disc golf, tennis, baseball and lawn bowling. Swimming can be enjoyed in the river or in the outdoor swimming pool in the park. Birdwatching is best enjoyed near the duck pond or at the south end
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Bowen Road
Nanaimo
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The promenade is located on the waterfront following the banks of the Fraser River in New Westminster. Some of the amenities include a market, statues, sightseeing benches, washrooms, playground, off leash god area, lookout towers, picnic day use areas, water fountain and totem poles.
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Quayside Drive
New Westminster
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Sicamous Creek Falls Trail is located near Swansea Point on Mara Lake south of Sicamous, British Columbia, Canada. The 400 metre easy grade loop trail follows a set of stairs down an embankment to the base of the waterfall.
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2 Mile Road
Sicamous
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St. Mary Lake is popular for fishing, canoeing, swimming and birdwatching. The roads and mountains around St. Mary Lake are popular for hiking, cycling, mountain biking and hiking. The St Mary River enters and exits the lake. The exit river is a good put- in point for rafting.
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Kimberley
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Saratoga Beach in the Comox Valley is a stunning, beautiful sandy beach located in the community of Saratoga Beach on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
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Saratoga Beach
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Miracle Beach enjoys vast sandy beaches and over 2 kilometres of hiking trails. The beach is a popular summer beachcombing area. Miracle Beach is next door to Saratoga Beach and part of the Miracle Beach Provincial Park.
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The Arthur Mayse Hiking Trail is located along the shores of a channel on the banks of the Oyster River in Saratoga Beach, BC on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. The loop trail visits a fish breeding pond and explores along a 575 metre long waterway called the Arthur Mayes Side Channel.
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Saratoga Beach
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Overlander Park is a sandy beach park located on the Thompson River in the community of Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.
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Larch Avenue
Kamloops
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Myra Bellevue Park is a 7,829 hectare recreation destination and historical park. The trail system in the park, the historical artifacts found along the trail system and the wilderness scenery attracts many people to the park every year.
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Kelowna
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Little Mountain Park is a sightseeing hiking destination with a network of trails exploring fields, forests and views overlooking the community of Salmon Arm, BC, Canada and Shuswap Lake.
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Salmon Arm
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Kasan First Nation Village in Old Hazelton, British Columbia, Canada is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit with the history, art and culture of the Gitxsan First Nation people.
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Highway 16
Old Hazelton

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