Pine Le Moray
Tucked amidst the rugged Hart Ranges of the Rocky Mountains, Pine Le Moray Provincial Park and Protected Area provides scenic splendor and a welcome retreat for visitors travelling the Hart Highway. The grassy beach is great for setting up the family to enjoy your lake activities for the day. Try your luck for rainbow or brook…
Main Lake Provincial Park on Quadra Island encompasses six lakes and protects a biologically diverse freshwater system that includes more than 72 bird species and 234 plant species. The park, which was established in 1997, offers significant wilderness recreation opportunities, including wilderness camping, canoeing, kayaking and hiking. Wilderness camping is allowed at 7 designated camping…
This area within the Skeena Mountains eco-section offers some of the finest hiking opportunities in west-central British Columbia. Glacier-fed lakes, rugged peaks and extensive sub-alpine meadows provide day and overnight hiking opportunities. Area habitat supports healthy populations of mountain goat, moose, marmot and many species of birds.
The expansive wilderness requires visitors practice “Leave No Trace” backcountry camping ethics -pack out what you pack in. There are various trails and the hiking loop to the mineral lick offers opportunities to view big horn sheep. Scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing and canoeing/kayaking are also popular at the lake.
Primarily for experienced outdoor recreationalists interested in boating, angling, camping and hiking in a self-sufficient wilderness areas. There are no supplies of any kind. For the Chikamin Bay area, there is a fee charged for boaters using the winching service to portage their boats through the area.
Anhluut’ukwsim Laxmihl Angwinga’asanskwhl Nisga’a (Nisga’a Memorial Lava Bed Park)
The Park has one of Canada’s most recent lava flows. Several day use sites allow visitors to view both the unique landscape and rich culture of the Nisga’a people. Guided tours to Volcano Cone are available by contacting: [email protected] For more information, please visit www.bcparks.ca
The most popular hiking trails start from Kootenay National Park to the west and from Spray Lakes, south of Canmore, Alberta. Popular activities include camping, hiking, mountain climbing, as well as fishing and ski touring in the winter. During the summer, campsites are on first-come, first-serve basis. During summer and winter, reservations can be made…
Located on the popular Christina Lake in the Monashee Mountains, Gladstone Provincial Park offers fantastic camping and boating opportunities. The park also has 48 km of hiking trails as well as backcountry horseback trails. Day-use and picnicking can be found at the nearby Christina Lake Provincial Park day-use area. Firewood and ice are available for…
Beautiful rugged beaches and secluded bays are tucked along 33 km of unspoiled shoreline, with rustic campsites at various points. Note this is an area of the 2003 forest fires; trails re-opened in 2005. Vehicle parking available at north & south boundaries of park. Camping fees apply at marine sites. All camping is user maintained….
Manning (E.C. Manning)
Manning Park is a popular four-season destination area in British Columbia with driving access to the Sub-Alpine Meadows in the summer. It is also the end point of the Pacific Crest Trail spanning from Mexico to BC. Summer features: camping, hiking, biking, stargazing, horseback riding, bird and wildlife watching, fishing, canoeing/kayaking/paddle boarding (boat rentals available) and new playground. Winter features:…
Cathedral Park is a very popular hiking area, but the season can be very short due to the high elevation and potential for snow. The season is generally mid June to late September. No vehicles are allowed into the core area on the private access road. Cathedral Lakes Lodge provides jeep transportation service (fee for…
The Skagit Valley provides excellent outdoor recreation opportunities in a natural, wilderness setting. The park offers 50 km of horse trails and is a very popular fishing area. Note: Ross Lake campground is located on a reservoir. The level of water in the reservoir fluctuates greatly. July and August are the only months when the…
This park is ideal for small motor (under 10 hp) boating, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, picnicking, wildlife viewing. Sasquatch Park also offers 7 km of hiking trails, 3 boat launches and canoe, kayak, and stand-up paddleboard rentals are available at the Hicks Lake boat launch. Winter camping is available at Lakeside/Deer Lake dependant on snowfall levels.
A popular park for hiking, fishing, small motor-boating, canoeing and kayaking. 40 km of hiking trails are great for wildlife viewing and enjoying nature. Those seeking a wilderness camping experience can access the campgrounds located at Greendrop, Lindeman, Flora, and Radium Lakes. If you want to enjoy camping with all of the comforts of home,…
The park boasts a 700 m tall granite monolith, a world renowned big-wall climbing mecca and bouldering destination. Or take a day hike to one of the three main peaks, 2 to 5 hours on steep terrain rewards you with sweeping views of Howe Sound and the surrounding mountains, as well as a great place…
Only 45 minute drive north of Vancouver, enjoy the experience of ocean front camping at Porteau Cove. The day-use area offers picnic sites in a grassy area along the shore with gorgeous views of Howe Sound and Anvil Island. Porteau Cove is also accessible by water; a mooring float (with no shore access) is located…
Plumper Cove Marine
Paddle, power or sail to Plumper Cove Marine Park and enjoy one of the most beautiful settings in the region. Water taxi service is available from Gibsons. Docking is available for boats up to 13 meters. The park includes a day-use area with large lawn, picnic sites, ocean view, and room for activities. Firewood is…
Camp in the warmest and driest climate of the entire Sea to Sky area and visit nature’s amazing rock sculpted 60-meter water-fall, only a 1.5 km walk from the day-use parking lot. Visitors will find many hiking trails including a 2.6 km portion of the Sea to Sky Trail which spans from the Campground to…
The highlight of this park is the turquoise blue waters of Lower, Middle and Upper Joffre lakes, all three of which are located along the trail. Their striking, saturated blue colour is caused by “rockflour” – or glacial silt – that is suspended in the water and reflects sunlight. Steeply rising from Lower Joffre Lake,…
Halkett Bay offers a wilderness camping experience in a marine environment, just minutes north of Horseshoe Bay by boat. Access to land is available using the small float and dock. Only dinghies are permitted to be tied up at the dock for extended periods of time. Campfires not permitted at this park.
Garibaldi Park’s rich geological history, diverse vegetation, snow-capped mountains, iridescent waters, abundant wildlife and scenic vistas all contribute to the immense beauty, and make it a year round destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Visitors can access over 90km of hiking trails that take them to popular destinations including Elfin Lakes, Garibaldi Lake, and Panorama Ridge. This is purely…
This park, located on the North Shore Mountains, is very popular for hiking and skiing enthusiasts visiting the Vancouver area. No matter what the season or the weather, the park is an enjoyable place to visit and view the outlying areas of Vancouver. You’ll find many km of hiking trails, some of which are wheelchair…
A camping experience for the whole family with a variety of activities to choose from including walking/hiking trails leading to other lakes, views of the Squamish River and Tantalus Mountain Range, mountain biking, swimming, and a playground. The day-use area includes three picnic areas, each located by sandy beaches with access to the lake. Canoe,…
Ruckle – Salt Spring Island
This park has a fascinating farm history as the Ruckle family’s involvement with this land dates back to 1872. There are extensive hiking trails, beachcombing and heritage farm buildings to explore. An excellent wildlife viewing area. Interpretive Programs run during summer months. Firewood is available for sale.
Juan de Fuca
Scenic beauty, spectacular hiking, marine/wildlife viewing, and roaring surf in its course along the Pacific coastline of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. A 47 km trail from China Beach to Botanical Beach is used for hiking, camping, and surfing. It ranges from moderate to difficult, and features suspension bridges and spectacular views.
Massive trees, majestic waterfalls, a meandering river to the sea, flowers, birds and fascinating fish are but a few of the attractions that draw people to Goldstream. The Goldstream Salmon Run is very popular in the fall. Campground is open year-round; a playground area for children has recently been added.
This lush forested sanctuary is one of the most remarkable wild places on Vancouver Island. It contains diverse forest ecosystems, including a large Sitka spruce ecosystem that represents 2% of BC’s remaining old-growth forest. It is home to some of the world’s largest spruce trees and 1,000 year-old cedars.
One of the most popular destinations on Vancouver Island, reservations are recommended. Over 2 km of sandy beach and 5.5 km of hiking trails within the park. There are many day trips accessible from Rathtrevor, and it is only 30 minutes from the Nanaimo Ferry Terminal. Camping is available year round.
Buttle Lake and Ralph River offer serene base camps, from which one can venture out to any of the 52 kilometres of hiking trails in the mountains of the very rare Strathcona wilderness area. The extensive trail system is suitable for day or overnight hikes, with hikes ranging in duration from 2 to 8 hours….
A favourite destination for both locals and family camping groups, few locations on Vancouver Island compare to popular Miracle Beach Provincial Park. The campground and surrounding area features a large sandy beach on the ocean ideal for sunbathing, beach combing, and swimming. At low tide, the beach features rich tide pools, perfect for observing a…
The park offers more than 115 km of scenic ocean frontage, including about 30 km of spectacular remote beaches. There are many bears throughout Cape Scott and visitors should be well prepared for wildlife encounters and changing weather. Day hikers can explore San Josef Bay, an easy 3 km one way hike from the trailhead….