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Yoho National Park

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BC Provincial & National Park Highlights

In 1911, Vancouver Island’s Strathcona Provincial Park became the first of what are now more than a thousand provincial parks and protected wilderness areas in BC. From seashore to mountain peaks, the range of provincial and national park landscapes in BC is matched only by the diversity of outdoor activities available.

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E. C. Manning Provincial Park

Four campgrounds & a variety of outdoor activities such as group & wilderness camping, day use area, wheelchair access, drinking water, flush & pit toilets, showers, sani-station, firepits, hiking, beach, canoeing, kayaking, boat launch, fishing, ...
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Garibaldi Provincial Park

Garibaldi Provincial Park's unspoiled wilderness forms the backcountry to Whistler, BC’s famous year-round mountain resort. The park has five entrances along Highway 99 between Squamish and Pemberton, starting just one hour north of Vancouver, but Whistler, with so many dining and accommodation choices, makes an especially good base. Walk or mountain bike the gentle Cheakamus Lake Trail, an easy path meandering through old-growth forest to Cheakamus Lake. Come Fall, Cheakamus Lake’s colour intensifies to turquoise as silt from the glacial melt accumulates and reflects sunlight.

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Strathcona Provincial Park

Hike, camp, canoe, rock climb, or watch for wildlife among this park’s lakes and peaks. Adjacent Mount Washington Alpine Resort offers lift-accessed hiking in summer, and downhill skiing, Nordic skiing, tubing and tobogganing in winter. For an easy day out, walk along the Centennial Trail; for a backcountry expedition, hike to Della Falls, one of Canada’s highest waterfalls. Camp at one of the park’s many drive-in or hike-in sites, or stay at Strathcona Park Lodge and hone your outdoor skills at the lodge’s renowned Outdoor Education Centre.

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Gulf Islands National Park Reserve

Gulf Islands National Park Reserve safeguards a portion of British Columbia's beautiful southern Gulf Islands. Established in 2003, park lands are dotted throughout numerous islands, islets & reefs. Enjoy wildlife viewing including several Importa...
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Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

In Long Beach, run barefoot through the sand, surf the waves, stroll along a boardwalk trail, and camp under the canopy of the rainforest. At the Kwisitis Visitor Centre discover the rich history and vibrant traditions of the Nuu-chah-nulth people...
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Desolation Sound Marine Provincial Park

This park is a yachter's paradise at the confluence of Malaspina Inlet and Homfray Channel with more than 60 kilometres of shoreline, several islands, numerous small bays and snug coves. The forested upland offers trails and wilderness tent sites....
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Naikoon Provincial Park

Savour views of the Alaska Panhandle and walk for miles along a wide, beautiful beach at Naikoon Provincial Park on the northeast corner of Haida Gwaii, and explore the shipwreck at East Beach. After all the beachcombing, climb Tow Hill for panoramic views. In Tlell, settle into a riverside room at Haida House at Tllaal and explore the area with a Haida cultural ambassador. Come evening, savour traditional foods at the restaurant. Haida Gwaii is two hours from Vancouver or a short hop from Prince Rupert by air, or via BC Ferries’ seven-hour sailing from Prince Rupert to Skidegate.

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Khutzeymateen Provincial Park

The park protects grizzly bears & their undisturbed habitat along the north coast of BC. Visitor use is discouraged because of high sensitivity & strict conservation orientation. A limited amount of controlled viewing is allowed under permit.
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Muncho Lake & Liard River Hot Springs

Heading north on the Alaska Highway, pause to drop a line for trout, Arctic grayling or... Read more whitefish at jade green Muncho Lake,  then unwind in nature’s hot tub at Liard River Hot Springs Provincial Park. These natural hot springs create a micro-climate so warm and moist that orchids bloom around the mineral pools. A campsite in the park is, not surprisingly, a popular stop on the way to the Yukon.

Anhluut'ukwsim Laxmihl Angwinga'asanskwhl Nisga'a Provincial Park

The dramatic landscape blended with the rich native culture makes this park a special experience. The park offers visitors a chance to explore many unique and interesting features of a volcanic landscape and to learn about the culture and legends ...
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Stone Mountain Provincial Park

Hikers can view mountain valleys with alpine meadows & lakes, walk-in sites, day use areas, drinking water, pit toilets, boat launch, fishing, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, biking, horseback riding with pre-approved permit.
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Tweedsmuir Provincial Park

Tweedsmuir South and Tweedsmuir North Provincial Parks together form BC’s largest provincial park, and one of its most spectacular. The remote wilderness of Tweedsmuir North can be reached only by air or boat; the more accessible Tweedsmuir South is about 400 km/250 mi west of Williams Lake on Highway 20. Tweedsmuir Park Lodge, located in the south park, is in a prime location for grizzly bear tours, hiking, fishing and wildlife viewing in summer; in winter it becomes a heli-skiing base for Bella Coola Heli Sports.

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Bowron Lake Provincial Park

Park offers 25 drive-in campsites, pit toilets, fire rings, swimming, hiking, gravel boat launch, drinking water, biking. The world-renowned canoe circuit encompasses 116 km chain of lakes with 54 wilderness campsites. No pets, no drinking water, ...
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Wells Gray Provincial Park

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.
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Mount Robson Provincial Park

Trek in the beauty of Mount Robson Provincial Park, home to the tallest peak in the Canadian Rockies and the headwaters of the Fraser River. Explore the park’s expansive network of hiking trails, go fishing in pristine lakes, or watch for shooting stars at a backcountry campground. Follow the Berg Lake Trail for an epic backcountry hiking adventure. This 46-km/28-mi round trip, multi-day trek showcases some of the province’s most stunning scenery en route to the spectacular sight of glacier-fed Berg Lake.
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Mt. Revelstoke, Yoho, Glacier & Kootenay Park

With towering spires, glaciers, and flower-filled meadows at every turn, BC’s National... Read more Parks Corridor offers the road trip of a lifetime. The route along Highway One winds through Mount Revelstoke, Glacier and Yoho national parks and links to Kootenay National Park to the south. In Mount Revelstoke National Park, follow Meadows-in-the-Sky Parkway for alpine wildflowers and far-reaching mountain views. Yoho National Park boasts such iconic photo ops as Emerald Lake, Takakkaw Falls and the Burgess Shale fossil bed. In Kootenay National Park, trek the classic multi-day Rockwall Trail.

Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park

This wilderness park offers fishing, wilderness camping, group camping, hiking & mountaineering, pit toilets, spectacular scenery & many hiking trails.
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Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park

In early Oct, Adams River hosts one of the largest Sockeye salmon runs in North America. The park also features spectacular rapids enthusiastically used by rafters & kayakers. A beautiful waterfall on Bear Creek is viewable from Flume Trail System...
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Myra-Bellevue Provincial Park

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.
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