Trails in British
Columbia accommodate hikers, bikers, horse riders and cross-country
skiers. They are built and maintained by volunteers from clubs, BC
Parks, the Forest Service, municipalities and logging companies.
challenge the peaks of Strathcona Provincial Park in Central
urban and frontcountry trails are built to a high standard. Backcountry
trails are normally primitive, doing no more than necessary to get
you to your destination. What all these trails have in common, is
a need for their users to be able to look after themselves. Telephones,
ranger cabins and trail checks are almost non-existent - and that's
the attraction of hiking the wilderness areas of BC!
So, be prepared.
Carry a map and emergency supplies - especially rainwear and a flashlight.
Remember, away from the road it's a wilderness.... and it sure is
Trail information is provided in our descriptions of BC
Parks and in the Hiking & Backpacking sections of the Recreation
Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands & Sunshine Coast
Popular trails on Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and the
Sunshine Coast of BC are described below.
Learn about the
Historic Chilkoot Trail, in Northern
for Islands trail section is kindly provided in part by the Vancouver
Island Trails Information Society, through their three superb
Hiking Trails guides on Vancouver Island.