Wells Grey Provincial Park (iStockphoto.com / Glowing Earth Photography)
Epic mountains, sparkling lakes, living rainforests and oceanside trails – there are hundreds of parks in BC to explore.
From 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 more than 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, backpacking, camping, kayaking and canoeing, swimming, fishing and boating, skiing and boarding, mountain biking and mountaineering.
World's Best Park
Vancouver's Stanley Park was named 'Best Park in the World' in TripAdvisor's 2014 "Top 25 Parks" list.
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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Campbell River, British Columbia
Strathcona Park provides a variety of visitor-oriented summer & winter recreational opportunities within the Buttle Lake vicinity & Forbidden Plateau area. The rest of the park is largely undeveloped & appeals primarily to people seeking wilderness surroundings. Enjoy the hiking trails & visit the interpretive centre.
3 Km North Off Hwy 97
Summerland, British Columbia
Located just south of Summerland, Sun-Oka provides one of the most superb beaches in the entire Okanagan. Offering excellent water play & picnic opportunities, as well as fantastic views of Okanagan Lake.
NW Corner Of BC
Atlin, British Columbia
The Tatshenshini-Alsek Park has been designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO & is considered one of the most magnificent river systems on earth. Despite its remote location, the ruggedly beautiful area offers hiking, kayaking & mountain biking.
48 Km Northeast Of Kimberley
Kimberley, British Columbia
An area of great beauty, the park is part of the Top of the World Plateau, most of which is at an elevation in excess of 2,200 m. Although remote, the park is popular with hikers & backcountry campers. Also a good location for fishing & cross-country skiing.
160 Km SW Of Williams Lake
Williams Lake, British Columbia
The park is comprised of rugged mountains, clear blue lakes, glaciers, alpine meadows & waterfalls. This remote area offers back country hiking & camping. Chilko Lake, the largest, natural high elevation freshwater lake in Canada, is popular with boaters, kayakers & anglers. Horseback riding is permitted. Please visit our website for more details.
Hwy 20 400 Km West Of Williams Lake
Williams Lake, British Columbia
Tweedsmuir South is a magnet for outdoor recreationists. Activities include angling, hiking, horseback riding on wilderness trails, camping & canoeing the Turner Lake Chain. A major attraction on Turner Lake is the 260 m Hunlen Falls plunging into Atnarko River.
Slocan, British Columbia
This park protects a diverse topography typical of the Selkirk Mountains. There is waterskiing, canoeing, beaches, varied & abundant hiking opportunities (short walks, wilderness treks & mountain climbing). The park also offers fishing & wildlife viewing.
40 Km North Of Cranbrook
Wasa Lake, British Columbia
A vacation destination with one of the warmest swimming lakes in the Kootenays. This park offers camping, swimming, hiking, cycling, boating & nature viewing. There is an 8 km wheelchair & bike trail around the lakeshore & a self-guided interpretive trail.
Off Hwy 5 At Clearwater
Clearwater, British Columbia
Wells Gray has something to offer every outdoor interest. Numerous hiking trails, boating, canoeing, kayaking, fishing & camping with views of waterfalls, mineral springs & glaciers. There are 3 main access areas to the park.
Access Off Hwy 93/95
Canal Flats, British Columbia
Toll-free877-878-9601 (Reservations only)
Whiteswan & Alces lakes, natural hot springs are the focal points of this park. Lakeside or riverside campgrounds, boat launches, a historic lakeside hiking trail & abundant wildlife viewing opportunities makes this a excellent camping holiday destination. Great location for fishing, hiking, hot springs, kayaking & canoeing.