List of British Columbia Provincial Parks

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British Columbia Parks

Location and extent of parks in British Columbia

Statistics
Type Number Area (km²)
Provincial Parks
Protected Areas
Recreation Areas
Ecological Reserves
830 114,243.89
Campgrounds 340  
Campsites 11,075  
Boat launch areas 119  
km of hiking trails 2,767  

The following is a list of all British Columbia land now managed by BC Parks (a branch of the British Columbia Ministry Of Environment). Parks that have been closed are listed, but the list is currently incomplete. Provincial Parks cover approximately 12% of the land area of BC.

There were a number of provincial parks, protected areas and ecological reserves in the Gulf Islands that were recently transferred to the national park system, specifically the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve. For other national parks in British Columbia, and for civic, municipal and regional parks, see List of protected areas in British Columbia.

Provincial parks[edit]

Park name Photo Area Date est'd Location Note
Adams Lake Provincial Park Adams Lake.jpg 227 hectares (560 acres) 3 separated sections on Adams Lake
Akamina-Kishinena Provincial Park 10,921 hectares (26,990 acres) 49°1′30″N 114°12′0″W / 49.02500°N 114.20000°W / 49.02500; -114.20000 (Akamina-Kishinena Provincial Park)
Alexandra Bridge Provincial Park 55 hectares (140 acres) 49°42′N 121°24′W / 49.700°N 121.400°W / 49.700; -121.400 (Alexandra Bridge Provincial Park)
Alice Lake Provincial Park Alice lake twilight.jpg 396 hectares (980 acres) 1956 Coordinates: 49°47′N 123°07′W / 49.783°N 123.117°W / 49.783; -123.117 (Alice Lake Provincial Park)
Allison Lake Provincial Park 23 hectares (57 acres) 1960 49°41′00″N 120°36′00″W / 49.68333°N 120.60000°W / 49.68333; -120.60000 (Allison Lake Provincial Park)
Anderson Bay Provincial Park 35 hectares (86 acres) 2000 49°30′20″N 124°08′20″W / 49.50556°N 124.13889°W / 49.50556; -124.13889 (Anderson Bay Provincial Park) An area near southeastern end of Texada Island[1]
Andy Bailey Provincial Park 196 hectares (480 acres) 58°33′N 122°30′W / 58.550°N 122.500°W / 58.550; -122.500 (Andy Bailey Provincial Park) Named for a Fort Nelson-area pioneer who created trail then road access to the lake.[2]
Anstey-Hunakwa Provincial Park 6,852 hectares (16,930 acres) 2001 51°08′30″N 118°54′55″W / 51.14167°N 118.91528°W / 51.14167; -118.91528 (Anstey-Hunakwa Provincial Park) Includes "the most extensive undisturbed Interior Cedar Hemlock moist-warm Variant 3" area
Apodaca Provincial Park 8 hectares (20 acres) 1954 49°21′16″N 123°20′23″W / 49.3545°N 123.3398°W / 49.3545; -123.3398 (Apodaca Provincial Park) Donated by Major J.S. Mathews, a Vancouver historian and City Archivist.
Arbutus Grove Provincial Park 22 hectares (54 acres) 1966 49°15′N 124°09′W / 49.250°N 124.150°W / 49.250; -124.150 (Arbutus Grove Provincial Park) Protects a representative stand of Arbutus tree.
Arctic Pacific Lakes Provincial Park
Arrow Lakes Provincial Park
Arrowstone Provincial Park
Artlish Caves Provincial Park Artlish River Cave.jpg
Atlin Provincial Park and Recreation Area
Babine Lake Marine Provincial Park
Babine Mountains Provincial Park
Babine River Corridor Provincial Park
Bamberton Provincial Park
Banana Island Provincial Park
Bear Creek Provincial Park Kelowna from Bear Creek Prov Park.JPG
Bear Glacier Provincial Park BearGlacier3.jpg
Bearhole Lake Provincial Park and Protected Area
Beatton Provincial Park
Beatton River Provincial Park
Beaumont Provincial Park Beaumont bench.jpg
Beaver Creek Provincial Park
Bedard Aspen Provincial Park
Bellhouse Provincial Park
Big Bar Lake Provincial Park
Big Bunsby Marine Provincial Park Bunsby.jpg
Big Creek Provincial Park
Bijoux Falls Provincial Park
Birkenhead Lake Provincial Park Birkenhead lake.JPG
Bishop River Provincial Park
Blackcomb Glacier Provincial Park
Blanket Creek Provincial Park
Bligh Island Marine Provincial Park
Blue Earth Lake Provincial Park
Blue River Black Spruce Provincial Park
Blue River Pine Provincial Park
Bobtail Mountain Provincial Park
Bocock Peak Provincial Park
Bodega Ridge Provincial Park
Bonaparte Provincial Park
Border Lake Provincial Park
Boulder Creek Provincial Park
Boundary Creek Provincial Park
Bowron Lake Provincial Park Cariboo Mountain Side.jpg
Boya Lake Provincial Park Boya Lake - Boya Lake Provincial Park - Near Watson Lake - Northern British Columbia - Canada - 01.jpg
Boyle Point Provincial Park
Brackendale Eagles Provincial Park
Brandywine Falls Provincial Park BrandywineFalls 1200W.jpg
Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park Bridal Falls.jpg
Bridge Lake Provincial Park
Bridge River Delta Provincial Park
Bromley Rock Provincial Park Bromley Rock.jpg
Brooks Peninsula Provincial Park Brooks peninsula.JPG
Browne Lake Provincial Park
Broughton Archipelago Marine Provincial Park
Buccaneer Bay Provincial Park
Buckinghorse River Wayside Provincial Park
Bugaboo Provincial Park
Bulkley Junction Provincial Park
Bull Canyon Provincial Park
Burges and James Gadsden Provincial Park
Burgoyne Bay Provincial Park
Burns Lake Provincial Park
Butler Ridge Provincial Park
Caligata Lake Provincial Park Caligata tarns.jpg 153 hectares (380 acres) 1996
Call Lake Provincial Park
Callaghan Lake Provincial Park
Canal Flats Provincial Park
Canim Beach Provincial Park Canim Beach Provincial Park.jpg
Cape Scott Provincial Park Staircase North Coast Trail.JPG
Cariboo Mountains Provincial Park
Cariboo River Provincial Park
Carmanah Walbran Provincial Park Nurse Log in Carmanah Park.jpg
Carp Lake Provincial Park
Castle Rock Hoodoos Provincial Park
Catala Island Marine Provincial Park
Cathedral Provincial Park and Protected Area Quiniscoe lake.jpg
Cedar Point Provincial Park
Champion Lakes Provincial Park ChampionLakeBC.jpg
Charlie Lake Provincial Park
Chase Provincial Park
Chasm Provincial Park Chasm Provincial Park.jpg
Chemainus River Provincial Park
Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park Chilliwack Lake.png
Chilliwack River Provincial Park
Choquette Hot Springs Provincial Park
Christie Memorial Provincial Park
Christina Lake Provincial Park
Chu Chua Cottonwood Provincial Park
Cinnemousun Narrows Provincial Park
Claud Elliott Provincial Park
Clayoquot Arm Provincial Park
Clayoquot Plateau Provincial Park
Clendinning Provincial Park
Close To The Edge Provincial Park and Protected Area Close To The Edge (cave).jpg
Codville Lagoon Marine Provincial Park
Cody Caves Provincial Park
Coldwater River Provincial Park
Collinson Point Provincial Park Shoreline, Collinson Point.jpg
Columbia Lake Provincial Park
Conkle Lake Provincial Park
Copeland Islands Marine Provincial Park
Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park Othello Tunnels.jpg
Coquihalla River Provincial Park
Cormorant Channel Marine Provincial Park
Cornwall Hills Provincial Park
Coste Rocks Provincial Park
Cottonwood River Provincial Park
Cowichan River Provincial Park
Crooked River Provincial Park
Crowsnest Provincial Park
Cultus Lake Provincial Park Cultus lake.JPG
Cummins Lakes Provincial Park
Cypress Provincial Park Hollyburn Mountain Trail.JPG
Dahl Lake Provincial Park
Dala-Kildala Rivers Estuaries Provincial Park
Dall River Old Growth Provincial Park
Darke Lake Provincial Park
Davis Lake Provincial Park Davis Lake Provincial Park Panorama.jpg
Dawley Passage Provincial Park
Denetiah Provincial Park
Desolation Sound Marine Provincial Park
Diana Lake Provincial Park
Dionisio Point Provincial Park ArbutusNearMuddyBay 1200W.jpg
Discovery Island Marine Provincial Park Discovery Island Marine Park 2708805625 c9358cfc33 o.jpg
Dixie Cove Marine Provincial Park
Downing Provincial Park
Drewry Point Provincial Park
Driftwood Canyon Provincial Park Driftwood Canyon bridge.jpg
Drumbeg Provincial Park
Dry Gulch Provincial Park
Duffey Lake Provincial Park Duffey Lake.JPG
Dune Za Keyih Provincial Park and Protected Area
Eagle Bay Provincial Park
Eakin Creek Canyon Provincial Park
Eakin Creek Floodplain Provincial Park
East Pine Provincial Park
E.C. Manning Provincial Park Mpark snow.jpg
Echo Bay Marine Provincial Park
Echo Lake Provincial Park
Ed Bird-Estella Provincial Park
Edge Hills Provincial Park
Elephant Hills Provincial Park
Elk Falls Provincial Park Elk Falls.jpg
Elk Lakes Provincial Park
Elk Valley Provincial Park
Ellison Provincial Park EllisonProvincialParkBeach.JPG
Emar Lakes Provincial Park
Emory Creek Provincial Park
Eneas Lakes Provincial Park
English Lake Provincial Park
Englishman River Falls Provincial Park Englishmen-river-falls2.jpg
Entiako Provincial Park and Protected Area
Epper Passage Provincial Park
Epsom Provincial Park
Erg Mountain Provincial Park
Erie Creek Provincial Park
Eskers Provincial Park
Ethel F. Wilson Memorial Provincial Park
Evanoff Provincial Park
Exchamsiks River Provincial Park
Ferry Island Provincial Park
F.H. Barber Provincial Park
Fillongley Provincial Park
Finger-Tatuk Provincial Park
Finlay-Russel Provincial Park and Protected Area
Finn Creek Provincial Park
Fintry Provincial Park and Protected Area Fintry waterfall.JPG
Fiordland Conservancy
Flat Lake Provincial Park
Flores Island Provincial Park 1995
Foch-Gilttoyees Provincial Park 61,089 hectares (150,950 acres)
Fort George Canyon Provincial Park 180 hectares (440 acres)
Fossli Provincial Park 52 hectares (130 acres)
Francis Point Provincial Park 81 hectares (200 acres) 2004
Francois Lake Provincial Park 7,214 hectares (17,830 acres) 1999
Fraser River Provincial Park
Fred Antoine Provincial Park 2,230 hectares (5,500 acres) 2010
French Bar Creek Provincial Park 1,159 hectares (2,860 acres) 2010
French Beach Provincial Park Frenchbeachpark.jpg
Gabriola Sands Provincial Park Malaspina Galleries.JPG 6 hectares (15 acres)
Garden Bay Marine Provincial Park 163 hectares (400 acres) 1969
Garibaldi Provincial Park Wedgemount Lake with Whistler Mountain visible in the top right corner.jpg 1927
Gibson Marine Provincial Park 143 hectares (350 acres) 1967
Gilnockie Provincial Park 2,842 hectares (7,020 acres)
Gitnadoiks River Provincial Park 58,000 hectares (140,000 acres)
Gladstone Provincial Park 39,387 hectares (97,330 acres) 1995
Goat Range Provincial Park
God's Pocket Marine Provincial Park
Gold Muchalat Provincial Park
Golden Ears Provincial Park Golden ears summit.jpg
Goldpan Provincial Park
Goldstream Provincial Park
Gordon Bay Provincial Park 49 hectares (120 acres)
Gowlland Tod Provincial Park 1,219 hectares (3,010 acres)
Graham-Laurier Provincial Park
Granby Provincial Park 40,845 hectares (100,930 acres) 1995
Graystokes Provincial Park 2001
Great Glacier Provincial Park
Green Inlet Marine Provincial Park 36.5 hectares (90 acres)
Green Lake Provincial Park
Greenstone Mountain Provincial Park
Grohman Narrows Provincial Park
Gwillim Lake Provincial Park
Gwyneth Lake Provincial Park 132 hectares (330 acres) 2010
Hai Lake-Mount Herman Provincial Park
Halkett Bay Provincial Park
Hamber Provincial Park 24,518 hectares (60,590 acres) 1941 Reduced in size by 98% in 1961/62. Included within the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Harbour Dudgeon Lakes Provincial Park
Hardy Island Marine Provincial Park
Harmony Islands Marine Provincial Park
Harry Lake Aspen Provincial Park
Ha'thayim (Von Donop) Marine Provincial Park
Haynes Point Provincial Park 38 hectares (94 acres) 1939 Established as "Osoyoos Park", the name was changed in 1962.
Heather-Dina Lakes Provincial Park Dina lake.JPG
Height of the Rockies Provincial Park 54,170 hectares (133,900 acres) 1995
Helliwell Provincial Park The Cliffs at Helliwell.JPG 54,170 hectares (133,900 acres) 1966
Hemer Provincial Park
Herald Provincial Park 79 hectares (200 acres) 1975
Hesquiat Lake Provincial Park 7,898 hectares (19,520 acres)
Hesquiat Peninsula Provincial Park
High Lakes Basin Provincial Park
Hitchie Creek Provincial Park
Hole in the Wall Provincial Park
Homathko Estuary Provincial Park
Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park Horne lake lower cave.jpg 158 hectares (390 acres) 1971
Horneline Creek Provincial Park
Horsefly Lake Provincial Park
Hyland River Provincial Park 34 hectares (84 acres)
Indian Arm Provincial Park 1995
Inkaneep Provincial Park
Inland Lake Provincial Park
Iskut River Hot Springs Provincial Park 4 hectares (9.9 acres) 2001
Itcha Ilgachuz Provincial Park 111,977 hectares (276,700 acres) 1995
Jackman Flats Provincial Park 615 hectares (1,520 acres)
Jackpine Remnant Provincial Park 148 hectares (370 acres)
Jackson Narrows Marine Provincial Park
James Chabot Provincial Park Formerly Athalmer Beach Provincial Park
Jedediah Island Marine Provincial Park 243 hectares (600 acres)
Jewel Lake Provincial Park
Jimsmith Lake Provincial Park 13.70 hectares (33.9 acres)
Joffre Lakes Provincial Park ThirdLakePano 1000W.jpg 1996
John Dean Provincial Park
Johnstone Creek Provincial Park 38 hectares (94 acres)
Juan de Fuca Provincial Park OvergrownPath 1150H.jpg The park was created in 1996 by combining the former China Beach Provincial Park, Loss Creek Park, Parkinson Creek Park and Botanical Beach Park and the trail connecting them into one park.[3]
Junction Sheep Range Provincial Park 4,573 hectares (11,300 acres) 1995
Juniper Beach Provincial Park
Kakwa Provincial Park and Protected Area 170,890 hectares (422,300 acres)
Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park and Protected Area 978 hectares (2,420 acres)
Kekuli Bay Provincial Park
Kennedy Lake Provincial Park
Kennedy River Bog Provincial Park
Kentucky Alleyne Provincial Park 144 hectares (360 acres) 1981
Keremeos Columns Provincial Park
Kianuko Provincial Park
Kickininee Provincial Park 48.76 hectares (120.5 acres) 1970
Kikomun Creek Provincial Park 1972
Kilby Provincial Park 3 hectares (7.4 acres) 1973
Kinaskan Lake Provincial Park 800 hectares (2,000 acres)
Kin Beach Provincial Park
King George VI Provincial Park 1937
Kingfisher Creek Provincial Park 440 hectares (1,100 acres)
Kiskatinaw Provincial Park
Kitimat River Provincial Park
Kitson Island Marine Provincial Park
Kitsumkalum Provincial Park
Kitty Coleman Provincial Park Kitty Coleman Beach Provincial Park (6942517582).jpg 10 hectares (25 acres) 1944
Kitwanga Mountain Provincial Park 720 hectares (1,800 acres) 1997
Kleanza Creek Provincial Park 269 hectares (660 acres)
Klewnuggit Inlet Marine Provincial Park 1,773 hectares (4,380 acres) 1993
Kluskoil Lake Provincial Park
Kokanee Creek Provincial Park Kokanee Creek Prov Park2 BC Rockies Px.jpg 260 hectares (640 acres) 1955
Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park Parc provincial du Kokanee Glacier01.jpg 1922
Koksilah River Provincial Park
Kootenay Lake Provincial Park Made up of five separate but nearby sites.
Kotcho Lake Village Provincial Park 1997
Kwadacha Wilderness Provincial Park
Lac La Hache Provincial Park
Lac Le Jeune Provincial Park Lake View, Lac Le Jeune, Canada.jpg 213 hectares (530 acres)
Lakelse Lake Provincial Park Lakelse2.jpg 1956
Lakelse Lake Wetlands Provincial Park
Lanz and Cox Islands Provincial Park
Lava Forks Provincial Park
Lawn Point Provincial Park 584 hectares (1,440 acres)
Liard River Corridor Provincial Park and Protected Area
Liard River Hot Springs Provincial Park LiardHotsprings-3.JPG 1957
Little Andrews Bay Marine Provincial Park
Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park Little Qualicum Falls2.jpg 1940
Lockhart Beach Provincial Park Lockhart Beach Provicial Park.jpg
Lockhart Creek Provincial Park 3,734 hectares (9,230 acres) 1995
Loveland Bay Provincial Park
Lowe Inlet Marine Provincial Park Travels in Alaska 018.jpg
Lower Nimpkish Provincial Park
Lower Skeena River Provincial Park 582 hectares (1,440 acres)
Lower Tsitika River Provincial Park 3,745 hectares (9,250 acres) 1995
Mabel Lake Provincial Park 182 hectares (450 acres) 1972
MacMillan Provincial Park
Main Lake Provincial Park 1997
Malaspina Provincial Park
Mansons Landing Provincial Park 100 hectares (250 acres) 1974
Maquinna Marine Provincial Park Maquinna Marine Provincial Park (14890654338).jpg
Mara Provincial Park 5 hectares (12 acres) 1958
Marble Canyon Provincial Park Marble Canyon.jpg 355 hectares (880 acres) 1956 Expanded in size in 2001
Marble Range Provincial Park
Marble River Provincial Park
Marl Creek Provincial Park 169 hectares (420 acres)
Martha Creek Provincial Park 71 hectares (180 acres)
Maxhamish Lake Provincial Park and Protected Area 27,516 hectares (67,990 acres)
McConnell Lake Provincial Park
McDonald Creek Provincial Park
Mehatl Creek Provincial Park
Memory Island Provincial Park 1 hectare (2.5 acres) 1945 British Columbia's smallest Provincial Park
Meziadin Lake Provincial Park
Milligan Hills Provincial Park
Miracle Beach Provincial Park
Mitlenatch Island Nature Provincial Park Mitlenatch.jpg 155 hectares (380 acres) 1961
Moberly Lake Provincial Park
Momich Lakes Provincial Park
Monashee Provincial Park Spectrum Lake.jpg
Monck Provincial Park MonckProvincialPark-campsite.jpg
Monkman Provincial Park Kinuseo Falls 1.JPG 1981
Montague Harbour Marine Provincial Park Arbutus menziesii, giant specimen, Montague Harbour Marine Provincial Marine Park.jpg 1959
Monte Creek Provincial Park 1.7 hectares (4.2 acres) 1996
Monte Lake Provincial Park 8 hectares (20 acres) 1956 Small campground and picnic area were closed and removed in 1992. No signage on Hwy #97 today.
Moose Valley Provincial Park 2,322 hectares (5,740 acres) 1995
Morden Colliery Historic Provincial Park 4 hectares (9.9 acres) 1972
Morrissey Provincial Park 1974
Morton Lake Provincial Park 1966
Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park Assiniboine Star Light (5019480602).jpg 39,050 hectares (96,500 acres) 1922
Mount Blanchet Provincial Park 2001
Mount Edziza Provincial Park and Recreation Area 230,000 hectares (570,000 acres) 1972
Mount Elphinstone Provincial Park 141 hectares (350 acres) 2000
Mount Fernie Provincial Park 1959
Mount Geoffrey Escarpment Provincial Park 187 hectares (460 acres) 2004
Mount Griffin Provincial Park 2001
Mount Maxwell Provincial Park Mt Maxwell.jpg 1938
Mount Pope Provincial Park 2001
Mount Richardson Provincial Park 1999
Mount Robson Provincial Park Mount Robson2.jpg 1913
Mount Savona Provincial Park 1996
Mount Seymour Provincial Park Mtseymour-1.jpg 1936
Mount Terry Fox Provincial Park 1982
Moyie Lake Provincial Park 1959
Mud Lake Delta Provincial Park 1996
Mudzenchoot Provincial Park 2001
Muncho Lake Provincial Park Muncholake.JPG 1957
Murrin Provincial Park Murrin PP.JPG 24 hectares (59 acres) 1962
Muscovite Lakes Provincial Park 2001
Myra-Bellevue Provincial Park Myra-Bellevue Park.jpeg 2001
Nahatlatch Provincial Park and Protected Area 1999
Naikoon-Agate Beach and Misty Meadows Provincial Park NaikoonTowHill.JPG 1973
Nairn Falls Provincial Park Nairnfalls.jpg 170 hectares (420 acres) 1966
Nalbeelah Creek Wetlands Provincial Park 2004
Nancy Greene Provincial Park 1972
Nation Lakes Provincial Park 2004
Nazko Lake Provincial Park 195
Netalzul Meadows Provincial Park 1999
Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park Newcastle Island.jpg 1961
Nickel Plate Provincial Park 1938
Nicolum River Provincial Park 59.4 hectares (147 acres) 1956
Nilkitkwa Lake Provincial Park 1999
Nimpkish Lake Provincial Park 3,949 hectares (9,760 acres) 1995
Ningunsaw Provincial Park
Nisga'a Memorial Lava Bed Provincial Park Nisga'a Memorial Lava Bed Provincial Park.jpg 1992 Expanded in 1995, and included in the Nisga'a Treaty in 2000. The first park in BC to be jointly managed by the government and a First Nation.[4]
Niskonlith Lake Provincial Park 1975
Nitinat River Provincial Park 1996
Norbury Lake Provincial Park 97 hectares (240 acres) 1958
North Thompson Islands Provincial Park 1996
North Thompson Oxbows East Provincial Park 1996
North Thompson Oxbows Jensen Island Provincial Park 1996
North Thompson Oxbows Manteau Provincial Park 1996
North Thompson River Provincial Park 1967
Northern Rocky Mountains Provincial Park Tuchodi River valley.jpg 665,709 hectares (1,645,000 acres) 1999
Nuchatlitz Provincial Park 2,105 hectares (5,200 acres) 1996
Nuntsi Provincial Park 1995
Octopus Islands Marine Provincial Park Octopus Island Marine Park sign.jpg 1974
Okanagan Falls Provincial Park 2 hectares (4.9 acres) 1956
Okanagan Lake Provincial Park 98 hectares (240 acres) 1955
Okanagan Mountain Provincial Park 11,038 hectares (27,280 acres) 1973
Okeover Arm Provincial Park 2000
Oliver Cove Marine Provincial Park 74 hectares (180 acres) 1992 26 hectares (64 acres) of marine area and 48 hectares (120 acres) of land area
Omineca Provincial Park and Protected Area
One Island Lake Provincial Park 59 hectares (150 acres) 1963
Oregana Creek Provincial Park 286 hectares (710 acres) 2010
Oregon Jack Provincial Park 1996
Otter Lake Provincial Park 51 hectares (130 acres) 1963
Owyacumish River Provincial Park Gardner Canal.jpg 805 hectares (1,990 acres) 2004
Paarens Beach Provincial Park 1972
Painted Bluffs Provincial Park 1996
Paul Lake Provincial Park 1961
Peace Arch Provincial Park Peace-Arch-3614 edit.jpg 9 hectares (22 acres) 1939 Contiguous with Peace Arch State Park in Washington State, USA
Peace River Corridor Provincial Park 2,014 hectares (4,980 acres) 2000
Pennask Creek Provincial Park 2001
Pennask Lake Provincial Park 1974
Penrose Island Marine Provincial Park 2,013 hectares (4,970 acres) 1992 1,079 hectares (2,670 acres) of marine area and 934 hectares (2,310 acres) of land area
Petroglyph Provincial Park 1948
Pillar Provincial Park Pillar Lake.jpg 2.34 hectares (5.8 acres) 2004
Pilot Bay Provincial Park 374 hectares (920 acres) 1964
Pinecone Burke Provincial Park 38,000 hectares (94,000 acres) 1995
Pine Le Moray Provincial Park 43,289 hectares (106,970 acres) 2000 Additional area added in 2001
Pink Mountain Provincial Park 98 hectares (240 acres) 1999
Pine River Breaks Provincial Park 2000
Pinnacles Provincial Park 1969
Pirates Cove Marine Provincial Park
Plumper Cove Marine Provincial Park
Porcupine Meadows Provincial Park
Porpoise Bay Provincial Park
Porteau Cove Provincial Park
Premier Lake Provincial Park
Princess Louisa Marine Provincial Park Chatterbox Falls Louisa.jpg 1965 Photo: Chatterbox Falls at head of the inlet.
Princess Margaret Marine Provincial Park (Gulf Islands National Park Reserve)
Pritchard Provincial Park
Prophet River Hotsprings Provincial Park
Prophet River Wayside Provincial Park
Prudhomme Lake Provincial Park
Ptarmigan Creek Provincial Park and Protected Area
Pukeashun Provincial Park
Puntchesakut Lake Provincial Park
Purcell Wilderness Conservancy Provincial Park and Protected Area
Purden Lake Provincial Park
Pure Lake Provincial Park
Pyramid Creek Falls Provincial Park
Quatsino Provincial Park
Raft Cove Provincial Park
Rainbow Alley Provincial Park
Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park
Read Island Provincial Park
Rearguard Falls Provincial Park
Rebecca Spit Marine Provincial Park
Red Bluff Provincial Park
Redfern-Keily Provincial Park
Rendezvous Island South Provincial Park
Roberts Creek Provincial Park
Roberts Memorial Provincial Park
Roche Lake Provincial Park
Rock Bay Marine Provincial Park
Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park
Rolley Lake Provincial Park
Roscoe Bay Provincial Park
Rosebery Provincial Park
Rosewall Creek Provincial Park
Ross Lake Provincial Park
Rubyrock Lake Provincial Park
Ruckle Provincial Park
Rugged Point Marine Provincial Park
Ruth Lake Provincial Park
Ryan Provincial Park
Sabine Channel Provincial Park
Saltery Bay Provincial Park
Sandwell Provincial Park
Sandy Island Marine Provincial Park
Santa Gertrudis-Boca del Infierno Provincial Park
Sargeant Bay Provincial Park
Sasquatch Provincial Park
Scatter River Old Growth Provincial Park
Schoen Lake Provincial Park
Schoolhouse Lake Provincial Park
Sechelt Inlets Marine Provincial Park
Seeley Lake Provincial Park
Seton Portage Historic Provincial Park
Seven Sisters Provincial Park and Protected Area
Shannon Falls Provincial Park
Shuswap Lake Provincial Park
Shuswap Lake Marine Provincial Park
Shuswap River Islands Provincial Park
Sikanni Old Growth Provincial Park
Silver Beach Provincial Park
Silver Lake Provincial Park
Silver Star Provincial Park
Simson Provincial Park
Sir Alexander Mackenzie Provincial Park Alex MacKenzie from Canada by land.jpg 5 hectares (12 acres) Park and monument accessible only by boat.
Skagit Valley Provincial Park
Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park
Skihist Provincial Park
Skookumchuk Narrows Provincial Park
Skookumchuk Rapids Provincial Park
Sleeping Beauty Mountain Provincial Park
Slim Creek Provincial Park
Small Inlet Marine Provincial Park
Small River Caves Provincial Park
Smelt Bay Provincial Park
Smith River Falls-Fort Halkett Provincial Park
Smuggler Cove Marine Provincial Park
Sooke Mountain Provincial Park
Sooke Potholes Provincial Park
South Chilcotin Mountains Provincial Park
South Texada Island Provincial Park
Sowchea Bay Provincial Park
Spatsizi Headwaters Provincial Park
Spatsizi Plateau Wilderness Provincial Park
Spectacle Lake Provincial Park
Spider Lake Provincial Park
Spipiyus Provincial Park
Sproat Lake Provincial Park
Squitty Bay Provincial Park
St. Mary's Alpine Provincial Park
Stagleap Provincial Park
Stamp River Provincial Park
Stawamus Chief Provincial Park
Steelhead Provincial Park
Stemwinder Provincial Park
Stikine River Provincial Park
Stone Mountain Provincial Park
Strathcona Provincial Park Forbidden Plateau, Strathcona Provincial Park 4.jpg 245,807 hectares (607,400 acres) 1911 First Provincial Park in British Columbia, or indeed, in Western Canada.[5]
Strathcona-Westmin Provincial Park
Stuart Lake Marine Provincial Park
Stuart River Provincial Park
Sue Channel Provincial Park
Sugarbowl-Grizzly Den Provincial Park and Protected Area
Sukunka Falls Provincial Park
Sulphur Passage Provincial Park
Sumas Mountain Provincial Park
Summit Lake Provincial Park
Sunnybrae Provincial Park
Sun-Oka Beach Provincial Park 30 hectares (74 acres) 1969 49°34′02″N 119°38′13″W / 49.56722°N 119.63694°W / 49.56722; -119.63694
Surge Narrows Provincial Park
Sustut Provincial Park and Protected Area
Sutherland River Provincial Park and Protected Area
Swan Lake Provincial Park
Swan Lake/Kispiox River Provincial Park
Sydney Inlet Provincial Park
Syringa Provincial Park
Tahsish-Kwois Provincial Park
Takla Lake Marine Provincial Park
Tantalus Provincial Park
Tatlatui Provincial Park
Tatshenshini-Alsek Park 9,580 km2 (3,700 sq mi) 1993 Largest provincial park in B.C.
Taweel Provincial Park
Taylor Arm Provincial Park
Taylor Landing Provincial Park
Teakerne Arm Provincial Park
Ten Mile Lake Provincial Park
Tetrahedron Provincial Park
Tetsa River Provincial Park
Three Sisters Lake Provincial Park
Thunder Hill Provincial Park
Thurston Bay Marine Provincial Park
Toad River Hot Springs Provincial Park
Todagin South Slope Provincial Park
Top of the World Provincial Park
Topley Landing Provincial Park
Tranquil Creek Provincial Park
Trembleur Lake Provincial Park
Trepanier Provincial Park
Tribune Bay Provincial Park
Truman Dagnus Locheed Provincial Park
Ts'il?os Provincial Park
Tsintsunko Lakes Provincial Park
Tudyah Lake Provincial Park
Tunkwa Provincial Park
Tuya Mountains Provincial Park
Tweedsmuir North Provincial Park and Protected Area
Tweedsmuir South Provincial Park Hunlen Falls.jpg 989,616 hectares (2,445,390 acres) 1938 3rd largest Provincial Park in B.C. Photo: Hunlen Falls
Tyhee Lake Provincial Park
Uncha Mountain Red Hills Provincial Park
Union Passage Marine Provincial Park
Upper Adams River Provincial Park
Upper Lillooet Provincial Park
Upper Seymour River Provincial Park
Upper Violet Creek Provincial Park
Valhalla Provincial Park
Vargas Island Provincial Park
Vaseux Lake Provincial Park Vaseux Lake BC Jl '13 - P1100485.jpg 12 hectares (30 acres) 1956 49°18′04″N 119°31′54″W / 49.30111°N 119.53167°W / 49.30111; -119.53167 (Vaseux Lake Provincial Park) Plays a key role in educating and providing access to important conservation values.[6]
Victor Lake Provincial Park
Wakes Cove Provincial Park
Walhachin Oxbows Provincial Park
Wallace Island Marine Provincial Park
Walloper Lake Provincial Park
Walsh Cove Provincial Park
Wapiti Lake Provincial Park
Wardner Provincial Park
Wasa Lake Provincial Park
Weewanie Hot Springs Provincial Park
Wells Gray Provincial Park Helmcken Falls.jpg 540,567 hectares (1,335,770 acres) 1939 4th largest provincial park in B.C. Photo: Helmcken Falls
West Arm Provincial Park
West Lake Provincial Park
West Shawnigan Lake Provincial Park
West Twin Provincial Park and Protected Area
Weymer Creek Provincial Park
Whaleboat Island Marine Provincial Park
Whiskers Point Provincial Park
White Lake Provincial Park
White Pelican Provincial Park
White Ridge Provincial Park
White River Provincial Park
Whiteswan Lake Provincial Park
Windermere Lake Provincial Park
Wire Cache Provincial Park
Wistaria Provincial Park
Woss Lake Provincial Park
Wrinkly Face Provincial Park
Yahk Provincial Park
Yalakom Provincial Park
Yard Creek Provincial Park

Former Provincial Parks[edit]

Name of former park Photo Area Dates Location Note
Barkerville Provincial Park 227 hectares (560 acres) De-designated 2006.[7] 53°05′20″N 121°30′40″W / 53.08889°N 121.51111°W / 53.08889; -121.51111 (Barkerville Provincial Park (former))
China Beach Provincial Park De-designated in 1996 Merged with other parks to form Juan de Fuca Provincial Park
Kledo Creek Provincial Park 6 hectares (15 acres) area De-designated 2006.[7][8] 54.2 kilometres (33.7 mi) west of Fort Nelson along BC Highway 97 (which is the Alaska Highway through British Columbia).[9]58°49′46″N 123°30′57″W / 58.82944°N 123.51583°W / 58.82944; -123.51583 (Kledo Creek Park (former park)) Former park that was delisted as a Provincial Park in 2006.[7][8] The BC Ministry of the Environment deemed that the six-hectare park did "not add to the ecological or recreational portfolio of the BC Parks system" and therefore, returned it to the Ministry of Agriculture and Lands for administration.[10] It is still indicated as Kledo Creek Park on some maps and is located on Kledo Creek and the Alaska Highway.[11][12]
Spahats Creek Provincial Park De-designated 2004 10.2 kilometres (6.3 mi) north of Clearwater on Clearwater Valley Road (Wells Gray Park road) Wells Gray Provincial Park was extended south in 1997 and surrounded Spahats Creek Park. The two parks were officially merged in 2004 and a new entrance sign for Wells Gray replaced the Spahats Creek sign. The 20-unit government campground at Spahats Creek was closed in 2005 and replaced with a large parking lot for visitors viewing Spahats Falls, the former park's main attraction.
Sudeten Provincial Park De-designated 2006.[7]

Protected areas[edit]

Ecological Reserves[edit]

Ecological reserves are not created for outdoor recreation. Most ecological reserves, however, are open to the public for non-destructive pursuits like hiking, nature observation and photography. Consumptive activities like hunting, freshwater fishing, camping, livestock grazing, removal of materials, plants or animals are prohibited by regulation in ecological reserves. Motorized vehicles are not allowed.

Conservancy areas[edit]

Heritage parks[edit]

Stein Valley Nlaka'pamux Heritage Park, view from Skihist Mountain

Sanctuaries[edit]

Recreation areas[edit]

Recreation areas is land set aside for recreational use by the public. It is also land that is being evaluated by BC Parks from both a protected area value and an economic opportunity perspective to determine whether the area should be "upgraded" to full protected area status or returned to integrated resource management lands.

See also[edit]

BC
Canadian Provinces and Territories
Parks and protected areas in Canada's provinces and territories

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anderson Bay Provincial Park
  2. ^ Andy Bailey Provincial Park
  3. ^ "Juan de Fuca Park". BC Geographical Names. 
  4. ^ BC Parks
  5. ^ A History of BC Parks, BC Parks
  6. ^ "Purpose Statement and Zoning Plan" (PDF). British Columbia, Ministry of Environment, Environmental Stewardship Division (ESD). Retrieved 2015-03-09. 
  7. ^ a b c d MISCELLANEOUS STATUTES AMENDMENT ACT, 2006
  8. ^ a b additional detail
  9. ^ 54.2 km as reported by Google maps distance along the 97 her
  10. ^ Four New Class A Parks for British Columbia
  11. ^ "'Fort Nelson to Kledo Creek' bike map". Veloroutes.org.  (zoom in on map to see location)
  12. ^ guidebook listing for Kledo Creek Park

External links[edit]

  • BC Parks - A complete list of BC Parks managed land.