BC Park Ranger, Cypress Provincial Park (BC Parks photo)
Epic mountains, sparkling lakes, living rainforests and oceanside trails – there are hundreds of parks in BC to explore.
From the world-ranked Stanley Park in the heart of Vancouver to Gwaii Haanas, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that puts the "wild" into wilderness, British Columbia is renowned for having the most extensive parks system in Canada – there are nearly 1,000 provincial parks and protected areas, plus many more national and city parks.
Walking and hiking are a given in virtually every park. Beyond that, there is wildlife viewing and bird watching, backpacking, camping, kayaking and canoeing, swimming, fishing and boating, skiing and boarding, mountain biking and mountaineering. In 2011, both BC Parks and Parks Canada celebrated their 100th anniversaries.
UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Three of BC's parks are designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites, signifying that they are a protected area of global significance.
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Km 765 Of Alaska Hwy
Muncho Lake, British Columbia
The park offers two hot springs that are of national ecological significance & well known for their natural setting in a lush, boreal spruce forest. The park is a popular stopover for tourists travelling the Alaska Hwy.
Cathedral Grove, located in MacMillan Provincial Park, is one of the most accessible stands of giant Douglas fir trees on Vancouver Island. Visitors can stroll through trails under towering ancient Douglas fir trees - some more than 800 yrs old. Excellent hiking opportunities.
NW Part Of Clayoquot Sound
Tofino, British Columbia
The natural hot mineral spring pools at this park are a very unique feature. This wilderness area is also known for coastal hiking, wilderness camping, sea kayaking & wildlife viewing. The park is only accessible by boat.
Miracle Beach is a popular destination offering a broad safe sandy ocean beach featuring rich tide pools at low tide, perfect for observing varieties of marine life. A large picnic area overlooks the water & trails wind through lush forest.
111 Km North Of Vernon
Vernon, British Columbia
This undeveloped mountain wilderness is a wonderful adventure for both experienced backcountry hikers & willing beginners alike. Lush green forests grace the valley bottoms & in the spring, alpine meadows blossom with a colourful array of wildflowers. Great location for fishing & bird watching.
Murray River Rd
Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia
Monkman Provincial Park is nestled between the Hart Ranges & Central Rocky Mountains. A diverse natural landscape encompasses alpine meadows, jagged mountain peaks, forested valleys, thundering waterfalls & clear alpine lakes. Kinuseo Falls is higher than Niagara Falls & often the highlight of visitors' trips. Also enjoy caving, cycling & fishing.
10 Km Northwest Of Sturdies Bay
Galiano Island, British Columbia
White shell beaches, open meadows, tidal lagoons, towering forests, craggy headlands & abundant bird life are a few things that attract visitors to this park. Arrive by vehicle/ferry or moor your boat & camp or picnic & explore.
48 Km SW Of Banff
Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia
Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park offers hiking, mountain climbing, wilderness camping & spectacular mountain scenery for backcountry hikers, horseback riders & cross-country skiers. No roads penetrate this unspoiled wilderness, with trails providing the only land access.
Trans Canada Hwy
Revelstoke, British Columbia
Home to Canada's only inland cedar-hemlock rainforest, Mount Revelstoke is the only national park in Canada where you can summit a mountain five minutes from your vehicle. Visitors are invited to stroll amongst giants on the Giant Cedars & Skunk Cabbage boardwalks, or enjoy a panoramic view & meadows of subalpine wildflowers from the summit of Mount Revelstoke. Cycling enthusiasts can try riding 26 km (1600 m elevation gain) up the Meadows in the Sky Parkway. During the winter months outdoors enthusiasts can explore the Meadows in the Sky Parkway on skis or snowshoes.
Off Hwy 16
Valemount, British Columbia
Designated as a World Heritage Site, Mount Robson offers majestic views & many hiking & recreational opportunities in the area. The Berg Lake trail is known for daily & multi-day hiking, viewing various wildlife, fauna & surrounding landscapes.