Provincial Parks around Vancouver, BC, Canada:
The following is a selection of BC Provincial Parks which includes a number of Parks that are in easy driving distance of Vancouver, BC
- which would let you return to the city the same day, should you decide to visit any one of them for the day.
BRANDYWINE FALLS PROVINCIAL PARK
Brandywine Falls Provincial Park is situated 47 km North of Squamish. This is a great
area for hiking. The surrounding mountains and several waterfalls are all yours to discover.
The spectacular seventy metre waterfall is best seen from the rocky viewpoint. Don't forget your camera. The views across Daisy Lake to the massive mountains in Garibaldi Provincial are breathtaking.
CHILLIWACK LAKE PROVINCIAL PARK
The park is just 64 km (40 mi) southeast of Chilliwack tand can be accessed via a paved/gravel
road off of Highway 1. The park features a campground and a,
picnic area. There are several good beaches and excellent fishing. The park is open from May to October.
CULTUS LAKE PROVINCIAL PARK
This is a large park of 656 hectares. The park is located 13 km south
of Chilliwack and a short drive after a turn off of the Trans Canada Highway.
The park boasts four campgrounds with 296 sites fully serviced with water,
toilets, showers. Picnic areas, a sani-station and change houses are provided.
CYPRESS PROVINCIAL PARK
This 3000 hectare park is bordered by Howe Sound, Mount Strachan, Hollyburn
Mountain and West Vancouver and is located just 12 km from downtown Vancouver
bc via the Lions Gate Bridge.
The park offers an excellent view of Vancouver bc,
Mount Baker, the Gulf Islands and Vancouver. Miles of hiking trails make this a popular spot. Wilderness
camping is permitted. Picnic grounds are located throughout the park.
EMORY CREEK PROVINCIAL PARK
The park is located along the banks of the historic Fraser River travelling north of Hope 18 km on Hwy 1. There 34 campsites with restroom facilities.
GARIBALDI PROVINCIAL PARK
Geribaldi, the gem among our beautiful parks, covers 195,000 hectares of wilderness: mountains, glaciers, lakes and rivers.. World famous Whistler and Blackcomb Ski Mountains are located
near the park. Several access roads are located along Highway 99 between Squamish
and Pemberton. In addition, there are five areas with visitor-oriented
GOLDEN EARS PROVINCIAL PARK
Nestled in the Coast Mountains the park is located near Maple Ridge just 41 km
east of Vancouver north on Highway 7 at Haney or Albion. There are two camping grounds located within the park, Alouette Lake which offers 205 camping sites and Gold Creek which offers 138 sites. Services provided are water, toilets, showers with changehouses provide near the beach. A sani-station
is located on the main access road. In addition, a day-use picnic area with wheelchair access is available. Fishing is one of several popular activities along with hiking.
BC PROVINCIAL PARK
Just 30 minutes from northeast of downtown Vancouver BC one finds the 3508 hectare Mount Seymour Provincial Park. The park encompasses Mount Seymour, Mount Elsay and Mount Bishop. Four picnic areas are provided for day-use. A group campground is located near the parking lot. Wilderness camping is permitted throughout the park. Self-guiding nature trails explain
the scenic attractions and its natural history along its extensive trail system.
ROLLEY LAKE PROVINCIAL PARK
Named after James and Fanny Rolley who homesteaded on its shores in
the late 1800's. This small park is located just a few miles off of
Highway 97 near Maple Ridge. The park provides the visitor with a
campground, picnic area and with many hiking trails leading to the areas
historical features. Popular activities are canoeing and/or angling.
SASQUATCH PROVINCIAL PARK
Bordering on Harrison
Lake, the park is located north of Harrison Hot Springs There are over 175 tent sites available on three separate campgrounds. The park provides a sani-station and boat launching ramps to enjoy your favorite pastime of fishing in the lake. There are several hiking trails to enjoy your visit.
SILVER LAKE PROVINCIAL PARK
Silver Lake offers a gravel boat launch and
plenty of scenic beauty. This area is renowned for it's fly fishing
and canoeing. There are a number of other good fishing lakes and streams
nearby. Silver Lake is a small undeveloped lakefront area 12 km
Southwest of Hope.
BC PROVINCIAL PARK
Skagit Valley offers
a total of 131 RV/tent campsites on two campgrounds;
Ross Lake and Silvertip. Hiking and flying fishing in the Skagit
River are popular activities. In addtion, boating and fishing and swimming
in Ross Lake are other pastimes to enjoy.
STEIN VALLEY NLAKA'PAMUX HERITAGE PARK
You can access part
of the Stein Valley by taking Highway 99, the Sea to Sky Highway, from
North Vancouver to the Pemberton Valley/ Mount Currie Area. To reach the Stein Valley from Vancouver, take the Trans Canada Highway (Highway 1) that will take you to Lytton. The Stein Valley area with its many unique
pictographs and petroglyphs has for centuries held a very special and spiritual
meaning to the aboriginal people in this region. The Stein Valley Nlaka'pamux Heritage Park
is jointly managed by the provincial government and the Lytton Indian