BC Parks

The Best Vancouver Island Fishing Lakes & Streams

Hugging the coast of British Columbia, Vancouver Island features spectacular scenery, old growth rainforests, towering mountain peaks and exceptional fishing. The laidback culture of the Island, along with a population infused with a love of the natural world, makes this place an angler’s dream. Here you will find world-class salmon and steelhead bearing rivers along with lakes teaming with a …

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The Best Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Fishing Lakes & Streams

The Cariboo Chilcotin Coast is well-known for its many great fishing options. The region offers a plethora of spectacular locations from the Highway 24 and Quesnel areas in the Cariboo, the higher elevation lakes of the Chilcotin Plateau, offering fishing right through the summer to Bella Coola and the coast where anglers will find some amazing stream fishing. Here’s a …

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Exploring the Rocky Mountains Backcountry

While the National Parks; Banff, Jasper, Kootenay and Yoho, steal all the glory when it comes to tourist destinations, those looking to get well off the beaten path and explore nature at its finest will find plenty of exciting destinations in the provincial parks which make their way along the Great Divide. It is time to give these other parks …

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The Ultimate Northern BC Road Trip

Northern British Columbia is a vast and rugged part of the province. Two main highways make their way through this landscape. Separating at Prince George, Highway 16 heads west to Prince Rupert, meeting Highway 37, which winds its way up the western interior while Highway 97 travels the eastern interior, visiting Dawson Creek, Fort St. John and Fort Nelson on …

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The Ultimate Rocky Mountain Road Trip

The Rocky Mountains are by far the most popular destination for visitors, both from and to Canada. The National Parks that straddle these majestic peaks; Banff, Jasper, Kootenay and Yoho are considered the Crown Jewels of the Parks Canada park system. With so much to see and do, where do you begin? Here are a few useful hints and trip …

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First-come, First-Served Camping in 15 Canadian Rockies Parks

With the Canadian Rockies’ well-earned reputation for breathtaking scenery and endless outdoor adventure, it can be hard to find a place to camp without reserving ahead of time. To help you find a last minute camping spot, here is our guide to first-come, first-served camping in the Parks of the Canadian Rockies.

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No-Fee Camping Across BC

Cover image credits: Daniel Bruce Lacy / Shutterstock.com With summer in full swing, more and more British Columbians are heading out to camp and enjoy a night or two under the stars. But while BC is full of beautiful campsites, these range widely in the experience they offer. There are a lot of camping areas that get quite busy during …

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Canadian Adventures to be Thankful For

Before you dive into that stuffed Thanksgiving turkey, it’s time to have a toast and give thanks to the incredible opportunities we have here in Canada. Not only are we a diverse, welcoming and peaceful country, but we are also home to some of the best adventures in the entire world. With over 9.9 million km2 (3.8 million mi2 ) of breathtaking …

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EXPLORING THE EAST KOOTENAYS WITH BACKROAD MAPBOOKS

From trout fishing in a secluded stream to racing your mountain bike down a winding single track, to snowmobiling in the high alpine or camping under the stars, the East Kootenays are full of incredible adventure opportunities, and the latest edition of our East Kootenay Waterproof Map is your ultimate guide to exploring the area!

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Canada’s Parks Day 2018

Each year millions of people from Canada and around the world head out to our incredible backcountry to enjoy our 39 breathtaking National Parks. With over 330,000 km2 (127,000 mi2) of land protected within our national park system, representing 30 distinct natural regions in every province and territory, these parks are a bottomless source of outdoor adventure.   This Saturday, …

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Announcing the Latest Edition of our Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Backroad Mapbook!

Covering the central portion of British Columbia, the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast is a land full of rugged backcountry, incredible scenery, abundant wildlife and unlimited options for outdoor adventure. Outside of the major centres of 100 Mile House, Quesnel and Williams Lake, the human population is sparse, with small communities scattered among a largely unbroken wilderness. Pristine streams cut across deep …

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