A woman views a waterfall from the trail.
Sunshine Coast Tourism/ Brayden Hall Cliff Gilker Park

Parks

Green spaces and parks on the Sunshine Coast, British Columbia, are bountiful and varied. Choose from marine access parks, provincial campgrounds, established trail networks, picnic areas and recreation sites.

When you visit parks on the Sunshine Coast, we encourage you to take good care of our parks so we can enjoy them for generations to come. Here are a few ways you can do that:

  • Don’t litter
  • Be kind to people, plants, and animals
  • Poop where you are supposed to
  • Take only photos
  • Keep pets on a leash
  • Remember that forests are not firewood

Check out the Camper’s CodeAdventureSmart, and Leave No Trace for more information on responsible travel.
 

PROVINCIAL PARKS ON THE SUNSHINE COAST

BC Parks maintains world-class provincial park sites, including Skookumchuck Narrows, the TetrahedronPorpoise BayInland Lake, and Saltery Bay, to name a few. Explore the BC Parks interactive map for full details about each of the Sunshine Coast’s provincial parks.
 

REGIONAL DISTRICT PARKS ON THE SUNSHINE COAST

Our two regional districts maintain a variety of parks, trails, beach accesses, playgrounds, sports fields and bicycle/walking paths. Regional District Park lists:

WILDLIFE

Remember, our parks are frequented by wildlife as well. Please help keep our parks safe for people and animals by packing out what you pack in, being aware of your surroundings, and learning about wildlife behaviour. Learn more about wildlife, their behaviour, and staying safe with WildSafeBC.

Tour guides and operators offer an excellent way to experience our parks. Pick from Indigenous cultural tours, kayaking, hiking, boating, biking, aerial sightseeing, or even wellness tours such as forest bathing experiences.

Trails

Trails are plentiful and varied throughout the Sunshine Coast. No matter what type of trail you’re looking for, you're likely to find it here.

Beaches

Some beaches are rocky and better for finding tidepools or skipping rocks, while others have stretches of soft sand.

Lakes

  Although lakes might not be the first thing you think about when you think of the Sunshine Coast, there is more to explore than just our extensive ocean coastline.

Outdoor Activities

The Sunshine Coast is synonymous with adventure, and we’ve got it all, from hiking, mountain biking, and rock climbing to fishing, paddling, and scuba diving.