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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Mount Seymour Provincial Park
North Vancouver, British Columbia
The park offers many trails of various lengths & difficulty for hikers & mountain bikers with viewpoints overlooking the city of Vancouver. There are opportunities for bird & wildlife viewing, along with day-use picnicking & skiing/snowshoeing winter activities.
Km 765 Of Alaska Hwy
Muncho Lake, British Columbia
Spectacular folded mountains, bountiful wildlife, brilliantly coloured wildflowers are just some of the wonders to discover. The southern portion of the park has the impressive geological formations of Folded Mountain, formed by tectonic deformation of limestone.
Southeast Of Kelowna
Kelowna, British Columbia
The park has provincial recreational appeal & provides long term recreational opportunities for the Okanagan Valley including the scenic Myra Canyon, a number of existing trails & the historic Kettle Valley Railway with its trestles & tunnels.
Masset, British Columbia
From Rose Point, at the northeast tip of Graham Island, lay broad, sandy beaches that stretch to form the eastern and northern boundaries of this unique park. Naikoon lies within the Hecate Depression, a trough between the Outer Mountains to the west & the Coast Mountains on the mainland to the east.
NW Of Alexis Creek
Alexis Creek, British Columbia
Nazko Lake Provincial Park provides canoeing, fishing, camping & wildlife viewing in a natural environment, while protecting extensive wetlands. This is a wilderness park, offering a 2 to 3 day wilderness canoe circuit, along with 2 rustic, vehicle-access campgrounds.
Accessed by boat or local ferry. Early 1930's ships from Vancouver brought people to the island for outings. Visitors now can camp, walk & hike trails that lead to various historic points. The pavilion offers a variety of facilities.
90 Km SW Of Fort Nelson
Fort Nelson, British Columbia
Northern Rocky Mountains Park offers an exciting array of visual & recreational features & opportunities for the backcountry adventurer. Recreation activities include scenery & wildlife viewing, angling, boating, adventure tourism, camping, mountaineering, hiking, horseback riding & nature photography.
2185 Ocean Terrace Rd
Ucluelet, British Columbia
The 3 units of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve; Long Beach, the West Coast Trail & Broken Group Islands protect the near shore waters & coastal forest of Vancouver Island's West Coast. The traditional territories of the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations encompass this park reserve. Each unit of the park offers a unique experience; Long Beach is famous for its long sandy beaches & rainforest trails. The Broken Group Islands are an archipelago of more than a hundred islands & islets in Barkley Sound. The West Coast Trail is a challenging 75 km historic hiking route along sandstone cliffs, waterfalls & beaches. For pricing information, please check our website, pc.gc.ca/pacrim.
Junction Of Hwy 99 And Interstate 5
Vancouver, British Columbia
Peace Arch Provincial Park straddles the 49th parallel and commemorates a lasting peace between Canada and the USA. Its beautiful lawns and gardens provides opportunities for walking, indoor and outdoor picnicking and a playground for children.
Parksville, British Columbia
Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park is a very popular destination on Vancouver Island. A kilometre long sandy beach is inviting for all ages to play & explore the shoreline. Visitors can walk amongst old growth trees & watch beautiful ocean sunsets. Interpretive centre on-site.