Land and Waterways
 
   

British Columbia

British Columbia now has seven National Parks, with the recent addition of the Gulf Islands Reserve. Taken together they provide excellent examples of British Columbia's magnificent diversity. From endless stretches of sandy beach, to rugged rocky shores, to coastal rainforests, to towering mountains surrounding alpine meadows, each of the parks is unique and all are worth taking the time for an extended visit. In addition there are 800 Provincial Parks which make up a large part of the Provinces' protected area which now exceeds the recommended thirteen percent of the land mass. The parks have a wealth of recreational activities available, with over 11,000 campsites, hundreds of lakes and rivers and nearly 3000km of trails.

 
 

Not to be overlooked British Columbia's Regional Parks protect some exceptional areas and often have a variety of recreational and nature viewing options. In addition they are often provide easy access to their natural wonders.

National Parks


 

Provincial Parks

Featured Parks


Regional Parks

Greater Vancouver Regional District

  • Aldergrove Lake
  • Belcarra
  • Boundary Bay
  • Brae Island
  • Burnaby Lake
  • Campbell Valley
  • Capilano River
  • Colony Farm
  • Crippen
  • Deas Island
  • Derby Reach
  • Glen Valley
  • Grant Narrows
  • Iona Beach
  • Kanaka Creek
  • Lynn Headwaters
  • Matsqui Trail
  • Minnekhada
  • Pacific Spirit
  • Surrey Bend
  • Tynehead

    Greater Vancouver Regional District - Parks
    GVRD Park Partners

 

Regional District of Nanaimo - Nanaimo and Central Vancouver Island

Regional District of Nanaimo - Parks

 

Capital Regional District - Victoria, Southern Vancouver Island & the Gulf Islands

Capital Regional District - Parks


 

Ecological Reserves

British Columbia Ecological Reserves - BC Parks - Ministry of Conservation

Click on the link above for information on any of the following reserves.

  • Anne Vallee - Northern Vancouver Island
  • Ballingall Straight - Gulf Islands
  • Bowser - Central Vancouver Island
  • Brackman Island - Southern Vancouver Island
  • Beresford Island - Northern Vancouver Island
  • Checleset Bay - Northern Vancouver Island
  • Clanninick Creek - Northern Vancouver Island
  • Claude Elliott Creek - Northern Vancouver Island
  • Cleland Island - Central Vancouver Island
  • Comox Lake Bluffs - Central Vancouver Island
  • Canoe Islet - Gulf Islands
  • Duke of Edinburgh - Northern Vancouver Island
  • Galiano Island - Gulf Islands
  • Haley Lake - Southern Vancouver Island
  • Harmony Bay - Southern Vancouver Island
  • Hudson Rock - Southern Vancouver Island
  • Klanawa River - Southern Vancouver Island
  • Ladysmith Bog - Southern Vancouver Island
  • Megan River - Central Vancouver Island
  • Misty Lake - Northern Vancouver Island
  • Mount Derby - Northern Vancouver Island
  • Mount Elliot - Northern Vancouver Island
  • Mount Maxwell - Southern Vancouver Island
  • Mount Tuam - Gulf Islands
  • Mount Tzuhalem - Southern Vancouver Island
  • Nimpkish River - Northern Vancouver Island
  • Oak Bay Islands - Southern Vancouver Island
  • Nitinat Lake - Southern Vancouver Island
  • Race Rocks - Southern Vancouver Island
  • Robson Bight - Northern Vancouver Island
  • Rose Islet - Gulf Islands
  • San Juan Ridge - Southern Vancouver Island
  • San Juan River Estuary - Southern Vancouver Island
  • Sartine Island - Northern Vancouver Island
  • Satellite Channel - Gulf Islands
  • Saturna Island - Gulf Islands
  • Solander Island - Northern Vancouver Island
  • Sutton Place - Central Vancouver Island
  • Tahsish River - Northern Vancouver Island
  • Ten Mile Point - Southern Vancouver Island
  • Trial Island - Southern Vancouver Island
  • Tsitika Mountain - Northern Vancouver Island
  • Tsitika River - Northern Vancouver Island
  • Woodley Range - Southern Vancouver Island

 

Conservation Lands and Wildlife Management Areas - Ministry of Conservation -
BC Parks

 

Conservation Lands and Wildlife Management Areas

Conservation Lands and Wildlife Management Areas - Ministry of Conservation -
BC Parks


 

BC Heritage Rivers

BC Heritage Rivers - Ministry of Conservation - BC Parks

  • Adams River
  • Alouette River
  • Atnarko River
  • Babine River
  • Bella Coola River
  • Blackwater River
  • Campbell River
  • Columbia River
  • Cowichan River
  • Fraser River
  • Horsefly River
  • Kechika River
  • Kettle River
  • Middle River
  • Mission Creek
  • Peace River
  • Prophet River
  • Skagit River
  • Stikine River
  • Stuart River

 

 

 

Resources

Vancouver Island

Gulf Islands

Vancouver Coast & Mountains

Whistler

Out-There's Whistler Main Page
Whistler Tourism

Out-There's British Columbia
British Columbia Tourism

Related Links

Other Links of Interest

Out-There's Destinations

 

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