Visiting Parks – Things to Do and See

British Columbia’s incredible system of provincial parks offers experiences as unforgettable and diverse as the province’s natural landscape. Explore sandy beaches and majestic forests; investigate mysterious caves or paddle down peaceful rivers – an adventure awaits every visitor.

BC Parks offers campsites, day-use areas, and thousands of kilometres of trails as a fun, convenient, low-cost way to explore the province; so put a little more BC Parks in your life!

Popular Activities and Attractions in Parks

Hiking Opportunities Freshwater Fishing
Pet/Dog Off-Leash Areas Freshwater Canoeing and Kayaking
Winter Activities Provincial Coastal Marine Parks
Mountain Biking  

Plan Your Trip

Useful sources of information to help you plan your trip in B.C.
Know Before You Go
Health and Safety


Highway Route Information
Highways and Road Reports/Conditions
Highway Travellers Information
BC Ferries (Coastal)
Inland Ferries (Ministry of Transportation)
Resource Road User Safety Guide
(BC Forest Safety Council)

Environmental Information

Canadian Avalanche Association
Tide Tables, Canada
Canadian Hydrographic Service

Park-related Agencies

Parks Canada
Recreation Sites and Trails BC
Destination British Columbia
Trans Canada Trail (B.C.)

Government and Administration

Chambers of Commerce (community offices)
Citizenship & Immigration Canada
Canada Border Services Agency
Facts about B.C.
Service BC – Government Agent Offices