National Parks / Natural World in British Columbia with kids

The world has some incredible natural wonders, and luckily for you, The Pacific Province has some incredible places to visit with kids right on your doorstep….and you won’t want to forget your camera!

The national and state parks in British Columbia offer an incredible variety of experiences for children.  Some parks protect a unique and diverse wilderness, teeming with wildlife which is always a thrill for kids!

Some parks protect incredible fascinating and significant historical sites, where the family can go back in time through American history…who says the learning as to stop on a family day out!

The state of British Columbia itself has smaller parks perfect for a quick trip into nature.  You don’t even need to leave the city to have that park experience - and kids LOVE them!

Shut those televisions off and put those computer games away….the great outdoors is calling and it’s calling YOU!

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  • Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre

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    North Vancouver

    Visit our natural history museum and the temperate rainforest! This stunning and lush forest ecosystem extends from Alaska to northern California. Walk through the trails of Lynn Canyon and its ...

  • Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary

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    Delta

    Nearly 300 hectares of wetlands, low dykes, and marshes, where you can experience amazing wildlife and millions of birds call home during their annual migration!

  • Bloedel Floral Conservatory

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    Vancouver

    The Conservatory is one of the most popular attractions in Vancouver and is open daily, rain or shine. A modest fee is charged. It is dedicated to the wonders of the natural world with an emphasis on ...

  • Dr Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden

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    Vancouver

    Step into our door and out of your daily life. As your heart and mind relax, energy renews. Journey back in time to 15th Century China and enjoy this "window to another world". Breathtaking, rain or ...

  • Granville Island

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    Vancouver

    Imagine an island in the middle of a city. See? You're already curious. Now picture a place moulded by a fascinating history, buzzing with a colourful artistic community. A living, breathing urban ...

  • Lynn Canyon Park

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    North Vancouver

    Lynn Canyon Park is one of the gems of the district of North Vancouver's Parks system, a forested park that features stunning creek and waterfall views and hiking trails through the temperate ...

  • Stanley Park

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    Vancouver

    Explore 1,000 acres of oasis in Vancouver, with trails, swimming, and even the Stanley Park Train!

  • Van Dusen Botanical Gardens

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    Vancouver

    This spectacular 22-hectare (55-acre) garden in the heart of Vancouver has matured into a botanical garden of international stature since opening to the public in 1975. The mild Vancouver climate ...

  • Haida Heritage Centre

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    Haida Gwaii

    Haida Heritage Centre at Kaay Llnagaay is an award-winning Aboriginal cultural tourism attraction located in Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) on British Columbia's northwest coast.

  • Radium Hot Springs

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    Radium Hot Springs

    Experience one of British Columbia's incredible natural Hot Springs within the dramatic rock walls of Sinclair Canyon and Kootenay National Park. Enjoy the large hot pool or cooler swimming pool that ...

  • Elysium Gardens

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    Kelowna

    1.6 ha (4 ac) of stunning perennial gardens and Japanese garden carved out of a lovely old apple orchard. Surrounded by unobstructed mountain views and pastoral countryside.

  • River Safari

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    Blue River

    The River Safari is a must do activity and almost everyone describes us as the highlight of their vacation. Groups from 2 to 45 can board our specially designed jet boats for a smooth but exciting 1 ...

  • Mount Robson White Water Rafting Co.

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    Valemount

    We provide quality white water rafting on the Fraser River, near Mount Robson Provincial Park, west of Jasper Alberta, in the fabulous Canadian Rockies.

  • Parrys RV and Campgound

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    Parksville

    Beautiful, secluded, family oriented, RV Park and Campground along the Englishman River. We are centrally located in Parksville, on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Enjoy camping and RVing ...

  • Ross H Maclean Rotary RV Park

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    Charlie Lake

    Open style park, large spacious sites, some with fire pits. Super clean washrooms, laundry facilities. Modem equipped and centrally located public telephone. A short walking distance to Charlie Lake ...

  • Whistler RV Park and Campgrounds

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    Whistler

    Whistler RV Park and Campground is the perfect base for your mountain adventures. You can hike to the 200 foot waterfall at Brandywine Provincial Park, mountain bike on world class trails, fly fish, ...

  • Island View RV Resort

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    Osoyoos

    Our location provides a quiet getaway on one of the best beaches in the area. So come visit Island View RV and Campground Resort in Canada's only desert.

  • Deep Cove Outdoors

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    North Vancouver

    Deep Cove Outdoors is North Vancouver's newest kayak, Nordic ski and snowshoe specialty store.We have over 100 kayaks in stock to satisfy all levels of paddlers, ranging from novice puddle jumpers to ...

  • Seabreeze Resort

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    Powell River

    Our resort is for people who like to spend their time in a relaxed, leisurely atmosphere with plenty of room away from the rush of everyday life.Our six cottages and four condos are located ...

  • Tofino Botanical Gardens

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    Tofino

    Tofino Botanical Gardens are twelve acres of gardens, forest, and shoreline that explore the relationship between culture and nature.

  • Butchart Gardens

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    Brentwood Bay

    Throughout the seasons there is always something of interest in the various gardens: from the fragrant, winter blooming shrubs, to the fresh delights of spring, to the abundance of summer colour, to ...

  • Nitobe Memorial Garden

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    Vancouver

    Welcome to Nitobe Memorial Garden, a traditional Japanese Tea and Stroll garden located at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. This is considered to be the one of the most ...

  • Park and Tilford Gardens

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    North Vancouver

    The garden covers 3 acres and offers eight separate theme gardens including the Rose Garden where there are nearly 300 plants, in 24 varieties.

  • Yoho National Park of Canada

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    Field

    Yoho represents the western slopes of the Rocky Mountains region, and is also a Cree expression of awe and wonder for this place of rock walls, spectacular waterfalls and soaring peaks.

  • Glacier National Park

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    Revelstoke

    Glacier National Park of Canada protects, for all time, a portion of the Columbia Mountains Natural Region, in the interior wet belt of British Columbia. The steep, rugged mountains, warm, moist ...

  • Gulf Islands National Park Reserve

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    Sidney

    Established in 2003, Gulf Islands National Park Reserve safeguards a portion of British Columbia's beautiful southern Gulf Islands archipelago. These islands are representative of the Strait of ...

  • Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve

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    queen charlotte

    Embodying the essence of the rugged beauty and rich ecology of the Pacific coast, this is a celebration of more than 10,000 years of Haida connection with the land and sea. For some visitors, this ...

  • Kootenay National Park

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    Radium Hot Springs

    From glacier-clad peaks along the Continental Divide to semi-arid grasslands of the Rocky Mountain Trench, where cactus grows, this is a park rich in diversity of landscapes and ecology.

  • Mount Revelstoke National Park

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    Revelstoke

    Take a drive along the summit parkway through a variety of geographical zones. From dense old-growth rainforest of giant cedar and pine, travel up through subalpine forest, and finally alpine meadows ...

  • Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

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    Ucluelet

    Welcome to Pacific Rim National Park Reserve of Canada. Backed by the Vancouver Island Range and facing the open Pacific Ocean, Pacific Rim presents the rich natural and cultural heritage of Canada's ...

  • The Bose Family Corn Maize

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    Surrey

    This MAiZE owned and operated by Mike, Novy , Kevin and Matthew Bose

  • Chilliwack Corn Maze

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    Chilliwack

    Come visit our 20 acre farm with a 10 acre Cornfield Maze, a massive indoor hay bale maze, a petting Zoo & much more!

  • Alpine Helicopters

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    Kelowna

    Alpine Helicopters, based in British Columbia and Alberta, specializes in helicopter skiing, tourism and sightseeing, commercial applications including construction, power line inspection, mining and ...

  • Summer Activities at Sun Peaks Resort

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    Sun Peaks

    Land options Trail and Pony Rides, Golf Course, hiking trails and geocaching. Water options include Stand-Up Paddle Boarding, Kayak and canoe rentals. Plus a year round heated outdoor pool plus ...

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  • Playland Amusement Park

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    Vancouver

    Younger kids can enjoy over 11 gentle family rides including classic like merry go round, super slide and Honeybee Express. Older and braver types are spoilt for choice with 18 thrill seekers rides ...