Of the seven National Parks in British Columbia, two are on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands.
Pacific Rim National Park Reserve
The exposed west coast of Vancouver Island provides many spectacular features in the park; the powerful Pacific Ocean, long sandy beaches, rugged and rocky shoreline, an island archipelago, old-growth coastal temperate rainforest, and significant First Nation archaeological sites.
Gulf Islands National Park Reserve
Gulf Islands National Park protects a portion of BC’s beautiful southern Gulf Islands. The park resembles a patchwork quilt of protected lands scattered over 15 larger islands, a campground on Vancouver Island, and numerous islets, reefs and approximately twenty-six square kilometres of marine areas.
The National Parks of Canada are managed by Parks Canada.