British Columbia Provincial Parks Trails

To find trails in British Columbia provincial parks for activities such as hiking and biking, select a region or trail below.

Carmanah Walbran Provincial Park :: Lake Cowichan, BC

Carmanah Walbran Provincial Park is well worth visiting. Although strictly speaking the trails in this park are not coastal trails, they do afford access to some of the most beautiful old-growth forests left on the west coast. Large Sitka spruce and

Bellhouse Park Trails :: Bellhouse Provincial Park, BC

Bellhouse Park Trails is a hiking trail in Capital Regional District, British Columbia. It is within Bellhouse Provincial Park. It is 0.4 miles long and begins at -32,805 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.3 miles with a total elevation g

Portland Island :: Victoria, BC

Originally a First Nations camp, Hawaiian immigrants called “Kanakas” settled the island in the mid-1800s. The island was given to Princess Margaret in 1958 as a gift when she visited the province. She returned it to British Columbia as a provincial

Cultus Lake Trails :: Mission, BC

Hikers looking for a peaceful outing in the ever-popular Cultus Lake Provincial Park should plan an off-season trip. In spring when wildflowers line the trails, or later, when leaves are turning colour and campgrounds are deserted, tranquility prevai

East Canyon Trail :: Maple Ridge, BC

The Golden Ears massif for which this provincial park is named is tantalizingly out of reach for the day hiker, or indeed for any but the experienced climber. Less ambitious hikers, however, may venture by park trails into the upper Gold Creek valley

Vancouver Lookout :: North Vancouver, BC

This roundabout journey on the forested lower slopes of Mount Seymour Provincial Park uses part of the Baden-Powell Trail to link up with older Mount Seymour trails. The circuit includes the site of the historic “Mushroom,” once the meeting place and

Pilot Bay Trail :: Creston, BC

Pilot Bay Provincial Park is loved by the locals. Its trails are well maintained, and although the park gets plenty of visitors (a good number arrive by boat), even on the hottest days there’s still plenty of room at Pilot Bay’s scenic beaches. The h

John Dean Provincial Park :: North Saanich, BC

Occupying Mount Newton, a locally prominent peak topped with a giant golf ball (radar installation), 430-acre (174-ha) John Dean Provincial Park offers kilometers of excellent hiking trails. The park protects one of the largest tracts of old-growth D

Wildhorse Canyon Trail :: Kelowna, BC

Almost 20 miles of trails traverse this park. The one through Wildhorse Canyon makes for an ideal early- or late-season hike, before the blistering heat of summer or the frigid freeze of winter. Most of this trail follows the original route of the

Alice Lake Provincial Park :: Squamish, BC

There’s a family of four lakes in Alice Lake Provincial Park. This hike links them all and also stops at the debris-clogged banks of the Cheekye River. After you’ve made the quick, easy 6.4-kilometer (4.0-mile) circuit, you can swim on sandy beaches,

Hollyburn Ridge :: Vancouver, BC

Pocket lakes, off-grid cabins, and ski lodges, including the historic 1926 Hollyburn Ski Camp, provide interest and lots to look at along this 5.5-kilometer (3.4-mile) forest hike. The route follows a series of hiking trails in Cypress Provincial Par

Salt Spring Island–Wallace Island :: Wallace Island, BC

On the northeast corner of Salt Spring Island is Wallace Island Marine Provincial Park. Located 1.6 miles across Houston Passage from Salt Spring, Wallace is an easy paddle and great for paddlers of all skill levels. The narrow island has several pro

Comin' Round the Mountain :: Vernon, BC

This journey circumnavigates many of the hiking trails of Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park. With this being an outer loop walk, vistas of Kalamalka Lake and the surrounding hills abound for most of the journey.

Newcastle Island :: Nanaimo, BC

Wander on manicured trails along towering sandstone cliffs and through arbutus groves as you hike back in time on this fascinating island in Nanaimo Harbour. Explore midden bays, buildings from an early twentieth-century resort. Now a marine provinci

Champion Lakes Trail :: Trail, BC

When the Columbia River valley begins to swelter in the summer sun, hordes of relief seekers from nearby Trail and Castlegar head to the 3000- acre Champion Lakes Provincial Park. Can you blame them? At an elevation of 2000 feet above the valley, a c

Petgill Lake :: Vancouver, BC

Lake swimmers have options with this hike. There’s a refreshing dip at Browning Lake in Murrin Provincial Park near the trailhead, as well as Petgill Lake at the turnaround point. In between, forest trails, perfectly positioned viewpoints, and rock

Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park :: Chase, BC

Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park is world-renowned for its spectacular sock eye salmon spawning grounds/ Every four years, when the spawn reaches its zenith, the river banks are alive with spectators and bears. The next dominant run in the Adams R

Eagle Crest Cliffs :: Lumby, BC

This gem of a hike was bushwhacked, flagged and tagged by the owner–operators of the charming “Cozy Cabins Nature Resort” on Creighton Valley Rd. Over the past several years Harald and Kim Hatterscheidt have made a noble effort to mark nearby trails

Slocan Lake :: Slocan, BC

Sand beaches and isolated campsites dot the rugged, roadless, and mostly wilderness western shoreline of British Columbia’s Slocan Lake. The water is clear enough to see paddle shadows 20 feet deep. Trails lead from the lake to waterfalls, alpine lak

Goldstream Provincial Park: Grand Loop :: Victoria, BC

A beautiful 1179-acre (477-ha) provincial park on the edge of metropolitan Victoria, Goldstream contains a salmon-bearing river, six-hundred-year-old forest, breathtaking waterfall (named Niagara no less), historical goldmine, campground, nat