Vancouver Island Parks and Trails

National Parks, Provincial, Regional, Municipal and Community Parks

Vancouver Island on the west coast of British Columbia, Canada is home to many National, Provincial, Regional, Municipal and Community Parks, as well as, many BC Forestry Recreation Sites.There are oceanfront, lakefront, rainforest and mountain parks. Off the coastline of Vancouver Island there are  marine parks protecting islands and wildlife. Many parks on Vancouver Island protect endangered wildlife species.

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Alert Bay

Best Alert Bay, Cormorant Island, BC, Canada parks, trails, beaches, and historic places published by Canadian Travel Influencers while exploring the Gulf Islands in British Columbia, Canada.

Bamfield

Best Bamfield, BC, Canada parks, trails, beaches, and historic places published by Canadian Travel Influencers while exploring on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Campbell River

Best Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada parks, trails, historic sites, beaches, and places published by Canadian Travel Influencers.

Chemainus

Best Chemainus, BC, Canada parks, trails, beaches, and historic places published by Canadian Travel Influencers while exploring on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Comox

Best Comox, BC, Canada parks, trails, beaches, and historic places published by Canadian Travel Influencers while exploring on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Comox Valley

Best Courtenay and Comox, BC, Canada parks, trails, beaches, and historic places published by Canadian Travel Influencers while exploring on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Courtenay

Best Courtenay, BC, Canada parks, trails, mountains, lakes, and historic places published by Canadian Travel Influencers while exploring on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Duncan

Best Duncan, British Columbia, Canada parks, trails, historic sites, beaches, and places published by Cowichan Valley Canadian Travel Influencers.

Gold River

Best Gold River, BC, Canada parks, trails, beaches, and historic places published by Canadian Travel Influencers while exploring on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Ladysmith

Best Ladysmith, BC, Canada parks, trails, beaches, and historic places published by Canadian Travel Influencers while exploring on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Lake Cowichan

Best Lake Cowichan, BC, Canada parks, trails, beaches, and historic places published by Canadian Travel Influencers while exploring on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Nanaimo

Best Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada parks, trails, historic sites, beaches, and places published by Vancouver Island Canadian Travel Influencers.

Parksville

Best Parksville, BC, Canada parks, trails, beaches, and historic places published by Canadian Travel Influencers while exploring on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Port Alberni

Best Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada parks, trails, historic sites, beaches, and places published by Vancouver Island Canadian Travel Influencers.

Port Hardy

Best Port Hardy, British Columbia, Canada parks, trails, historic sites, beaches, and places published by Canadian Travel Influencers.

Port McNeill

Best Port McNeill, BC, Canada parks, trails, beaches, and historic places published by Canadian Travel Influencers while exploring on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Port Renfrew

Best Port Renfrew, British Columbia, Canada parks, trails, historic sites, beaches, and places published by Canadian Travel Influencers.

Qualicum

Qualicum Parks & Trails

Sidney

Best Sidney, BC, Canada parks, trails, beaches, and historic places published by Canadian Travel Influencers while exploring on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Sooke

Best Sooke, BC, Canada parks, trails, beaches, and historic places published by Canadian Travel Influencers while exploring on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Tofino

Best Tofino, BC, Canada parks, trails, beaches, and historic places published by Canadian Travel Influencers while exploring on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Ucluelet

Best Ucluelet, BC, Canada parks, trails, historic sites, beaches, and places published by Canadian Travel Influencers exploring on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Victoria

Best Victoria, BC, Canada parks, trails, beaches, and historic places published by Canadian Travel Influencers while exploring on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
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Cape Scott Provincial Park is a remote backpacking adventure located on the northern tip of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. The main features of the park which catch people by surprise are the unpopulated string of beautiful sandy beaches - San Josef Bay, Nels Bight, Guise Bay,
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Port Hardy
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The 51 hectare park and campground is a very popular summer destination in the Cowichan Valley region of Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. There are many activities enjoyed in the park like swimming, water skiing, boating, jet skiing, camping, wind surfing, sun tanning, house boating and canoeing.
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Lake Cowichan
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Newcastle Island Park is an island retreat located 100 metres off the coast of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Accessed only by boat, kayak or passenger water taxi the island is a popular hiking, beach, picnicking and camping destination.
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Nanaimo
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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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The Royal British Columbia Museum is home to temporary exhibits on loan from far away places and permanent exhibits like the First Nations Gallery, the Natural History Gallery and the Modern Era Gallery.
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Victoria
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Upana Caves, a spelunking destination, is located near the community of Gold River, BC on Vancouver Island, Canada. The caving destination provides over 100 caves. There are said to be around 1 000 known caves on Vancouver Island. Who knew? Most of these caves are found in what is called the Quatsi
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Combers Beach is a beach less traveled in the Pacific Rim National Park located near the Villages of Tofino and Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada. The sandy beach is small and enjoys smaller crowds.
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Pacific Rim Highway
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Radar Hill is a lookout viewpoint providing visitors some eye candy in the form of far reaching views.
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Tofino, Ucluelet
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Waterwheel Park is located on the waterfront in the Village of Chemainus, BC on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. The park is the centre of the community and is a popular gathering spot and sightseeing destination.
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Spectacle Lake Provincial Park is popular for canoeing, kayaking, picnicking, hiking, fishing and swimming. In the winter, if it gets cold enough, the lake freezes over and ice skating and ice fishing are the activities enjoyed.
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Whittaker Road
Duncan
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Rathtrevor Provincial Park is a large beach park located in the community of Parksville, BC on Vancouver Island, Canada. The 347 hectare park enjoys a large sandy beach, fantastic marine views, hiking trails and a very popular campground.
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Parksville
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Mount Tzouhalem is a sightseeing hiking trail leading to fabulous views of the Cowichan Valley. The mountain trail is located east of the community of Duncan, BC on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
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Duncan
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Telegraph Cove is a small adventure destination hamlet located on Northern Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada - just south of the community of Port McNeill. The adventure destination is nestled in a quiet little bay providing easy access for boating, sailing and kayaking enthusiasts to
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Port McNeill
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Sidney Spit of the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve is a long sand bar and marine park measuring over 223 hectares (551 acres) of foreshore and over 177 hectares (437 acres) of upland landscape highlighted by a seamlessly endless white sandy beach.
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Sidney
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Fuller Lake is a popular lake for swimming, boating and picnic site located in Chemainus, BC on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. The park is best known for its beach area and picnicking facilities. This was a family favorite when growing up.
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Poplar Road
Chemainus
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