Pacific Rim National is a 511 km2 (197 sq mi) park located along the rugged west coast of Vancouver Islands in British Columbia, where the lush temperate rainforests meet the rough and tumble waves of the mighty Pacific, making it one of Canada’s most diverse and impressive places… a must for a nature lover’s bucket list!
Gulf Islands National Park Reserve covers 36 km2 (14 sq mi) of protected lands on 16 islands, and more than 30 islets, reefs and approximately 26 km2 of surrounding marine areas. Each island has its own landscape features, abundant marine life, a Mediterranean climate (of sunny summers and mild winters) and unique historical landmarks that have attracted people for more than 5,000 years.
Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve and Haida Heritage Site, BC
Covering 1,470 km2 (570 sq mi), this huge Unesco World Heritage Site (there are 500 identified Haida archeological sites), lives up to its name: Gwaii Haanas, meaning “Islands of Beauty” in the Haida language, is a remote and beautiful wild chain of 138 islands (the former Queen Charlotte Islands) that lies 130 km off the coast of mainland British Columbia.
Mount Revelstoke is located in the northeast of the city of Revelstoke, on the Trans-Canada Highway between Glacier and Yoho National Parks, and was established in 1914. Covering only 260 km2 (100 sq mi), it’s relatively small for a national park, but don’t let that fool you… Mount Revelstoke makes up for in diversity. From rainforests, subalpine forest, and meadows to rocky ridges and glaciers, hikers, cross-country skiers, and picnickers are spoiled with plenty of opportunities to experience nature at its finest.
Part of the spectacular Canadian Rocky Mountains, located in the southeast corner of British Columbia, Yoho National Park is bordered by two other national parks: Kootenay to the south and Banff to the east. Together, they were declared one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.