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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 Desous Mountain trail system is designed for mountain bikers, but be aware that hikers and horseback riders also explore the back country in this area. The trails start at the top of Desous Mountain at an elevation of 1327 metres from a large gravel parking lot.
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Desous Mtn. Road
Williams Lake
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The community park destination includes a children's playground, public washrooms, longhouse picnic shelter, Totem Poles, picnic tables, viewing benches, large grass lawns, a rocky beach and beautiful marine views. The park connects to the Seawalk Pathway in Campbell River.
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Campbell River
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Seton Portage, BC, Canada near Lillooet, Cariboo-Chilcotin Region, British Columbia is a small recreation village tucked away in a forested valley, surrounded by mountains, lakes, creeks and wildlife.
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Mission Mountain Road
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The 2,322 hectare park is located west of 100 Mile House, BC, Canada and consists of 12 small lakes surrounded by wetland bogs and marshlands, connected by canoe portage routes.
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1117 Forest Service Road
100 Mile House
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The short trail is an easy grade trail leading to a pebbled beach, a lighthouse and some amazing ocean views.
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Pultenay Point Road
Sointula
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The walkway is a 1.8 kilometre wide, paved recreation path enjoyed, mostly, by walkers, rollerbladers, dog walkers and bikers. Some use the path as a connector route for getting around the community while others use the walkway as a relaxing get-a-way destination for activity.
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5th Street
Castlegar
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This is a great activity trail for mountain bikers, off roaders and hikers offering ocean views of Okeover Inlet, Malaspina Peninsula and the Georgia Strait.
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Wilde Road
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Indian Arm Provincial Park consists of lush forests, mountains, alpine lakes, islands, waterfalls, creeks and rivers. Activities enjoyed in the park include hiking, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, birdwatching, water skiing, wind surfing, scuba diving, wilderness camping, boating.
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Port Moody
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Mount Daniel Hiking Trail is an uphill climb covering 3-4 km (1.8 - 2.5 mi.) each way. The hike up the steep grade should take (1-2 hr ) to reach the peak. Coming back takes less time as you trek down the mountain.
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Garden Bay Road
Pender Harbour
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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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One Mile Lake in Pemberton, British Columbia, Canada is a popular destination for locals and visitors in the summer popular for birding, hiking, picnicking, swimming and canoeing.
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Highway 99
Pemberton
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The 3,741 hectare White Lake Grasslands Protected Area is a conservation site put in place so to protect the grasslands, the wildlife, pine forest and alkali ponds of the Southern Okanagan Basin.
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Green Lake Road
Okanagan Falls
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The area is a popular destination for swimming fishing and for beach activities. There are picnic tables onsite and a leisure easy grade trail exploring around the perimeter of Ruby Lake. The loop hiking trail is approximately 0.8 km long.
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Highway 101
Egmont
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Grey Canal Swan Lake East in Vernon BC Canada is a scenic 8+ kilometre walk through old remnants from BC's longest irrigation channel.
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7979 Baker Hogg Rd
Vernon
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White Lake is a very popular fishing, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, swimming and wilderness camping destination. The camping area on the lake is undeveloped providing very few amenities and is only suitable for small campers and tenters.
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White Lake Road
Blind Bay

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