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Parks & Wilderness Areas
Bayly Park is a large 8.45 hectare (21 acre) site located atop the capped former municipal landfill at Cheakamus Crossing. The park is organized around a central, open, flat irrigated lawn area. The lawn offers opportunities for play, informal gatherings, social interaction and picnicking.
Biking, Hiking, Parks & Wilderness Areas, Backcountry Skiing, Campgrounds & RV Parks
E. C. Manning Provincial Park is a focus of outdoor recreation that is unique in British Columbia. Located in the heart of the Cascade Mountains, it is within a three hour drive from either the Lower Mainland (Vancouver) or the Okanagan. The climate and geography have combined to make this park an all-season recreation area. There are 4 provincial front-country campgrounds within the park, and multiple backcountry campsites. Within E.C. Manning Provincial Park, there are incredible hiking trails, and multi-purpose trails for biking, horseback riding, snowshoeing, cross-country ski and back-country trails in the winter. The park contains a large number of scenic, historic, floral and fauna attractions with opportunities for fishing, paddling and bird watching. E.C. Manning Park protects over 70 000 hectares of diversified terrain varying from the towering cedar rainforest of Sumallo Grove to the rare 2000+ year old Subalpine Larch forest on Mount Frosty.
E.C. Manning Provincial Park
Biking, Fishing, Hiking, Parks & Wilderness Areas, Campgrounds & RV Parks
Facilities: 12 campsites, pit toilets, water hand pump, nature boardwalk. Location: 25 km south of Penticton on Highway 97. Vaseux Lake Provincial Park is a popular roadside campground that provides excellent fishing opportunities for bass, trout and carp. This park boasts beautiful lakeside sites. It is conveniently located on Highway 97 between OK Falls and Oliver. It is minutes away from amenities and popular tourist spots. Viewing platforms at Vaseux Wildlife Centre offer excellent nature sighting opportunities for birds, aquatic life, mountain goats and big horn sheep. Park users at Vaseux Wildlife Centre should use caution as poison ivy is common in the area. Open from the first weekend in April through Thanksgiving Weekend.
Parks & Wilderness Areas, Cabins & Cottages
Take advantage of the exclusive right to stay overnight in Canada’s best preserved west coast artillery fort! Experience camping in the new way, with a comfy bed. Each furnished oTENTik sleeps six and includes a BBQ, campfire pit and firewood. It’s only a short walk to the spectacular Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site. Available Mid May through September long weekend.
Parks & Wilderness Areas, Campgrounds & RV Parks
Just minutes from downtown Vancouver, this mountainous park offers a variety of forested hiking trails as well as panoramic views over Vancouver.
Emory Creek Campground is a beautiful, quiet and family run seasonal vacation camping location within the Emory Creek Provincial Park. Our spacious campsites provide a private and peaceful setting for each camper with trees and greenery surrounding each site. Expect a comfortable stay with well kept sites and several flush toilets throughout the ground. Our premium camp spots also offer a breathtaking view of the Fraser River and adjacent mountains. Whether you’re spending time sun tanning or swimming on the sandy, Emory Creek beach right next to the campsite, fishing for sturgeon on the Fraser, or just chatting with our friendly park staff, we ensure that you will enjoy your stay with us at Emory Creek Campground. You will also be able to purchase fire wood from any members of the park staff.
Located on peaceful Denman Island, Fillongley Provincial Park is a short 10-minute ferry crossing from Buckley Bay (located between Qualicum Beach and the town of Courtenay). Fillongley is a popular small campground. It has 10 oceanside, compact campsites. It is 80% reservable and reservations are strongly recommended due to the limited number of campsites available. This is the only provincial campground on Denman Island; campers may camp in the adjacent day-use parking lot overnight when the main campground is full (regular camping fees apply to overflow camping).
Mount Robson Provincial Park and Protected Area features 3 campgrounds (Meadows, Rivers, and Lucerne), a beautiful newly redesigned Visitor Centre, the world famous Berg Lake Trail, and countless hikes, rivers, waterfalls, lakes, and mountains in the Rocky Mountains. Part of the Rocky Mountain World UNESCO Heritage site, Mount Robson is located on Hwy 16 between Tete Jaune Cache and Jasper National Park.
Fishing, Hiking, Bird Watching, Parks & Wilderness Areas, Campgrounds & RV Parks
Facilities: 7 small rustic campsites, hand water pump, pit toilets. Location: 6 km north of Oliver on Highway 97. Inkaneep Provincial Park is nestled in tall riverside cottonwoods in a residential area. This park offers wonderful bird watching opportunities. Park users should use caution when hiking around this park; poison ivy is abundant in this area. The park is conveniently located just outside of the town of Oliver. Open from the last weekend in June through Labour Day.
Cape Scott Provincial Park is a truly magnificent area of rugged coastal wilderness that is located at the northwestern tip of Vancouver Island, 563 kilometres from Victoria. Cape Scott is characterized by more than 115 kilometres of scenic ocean frontage, including about 30 kilometres of spectacular remote beaches. The rugged North Coast Trail is a challenging and popular 43.1 km hiking track that connects many pristine beaches by stretches of tough overland passage. The park stretches from Shushartie Bay in the east, then westward around Cape Scott and south to San Josef Bay. Rocky promontories, salt marshes and jagged headlands punctuate the fine-textured, white-sand beaches. The most impressive of these beaches, Nels Bight, stretches more than 2,400 metres long and 210 metres wide at low tide, and is one of the park’s most popular camping destinations. Other significant beaches include San Josef Bay, Guise Bay, Experiment Bight, Lowrie Bay and Nissen Bight.
Bird Watching, Parks & Wilderness Areas
A 300 acre nature reserve with level walking trails, bird viewing blinds, observation tower and interpretive centre (free) . Known for a large nesting colony of Great Blue Herons which nest from March through July. Great bird and wildlife watching. Check website for free community programs and special events. Trail open dawn to dusk. Rotary Interpretive Centre is open 10 am to 4 pm.