Summer isn't the only time for exploring BC. Many of BC's provincial parks are open and accessible year round and equally beautiful throughout the seasons. You can catch some of that dreamy fall fog or admire the beauty of the fall colours.

READ ALSO: 9 Perfect Fall Hikes You Must Do In Vancouver

While the weather's still nice and mild, go out and enjoy BC's beauty. Here are 10 BC parks that you must visit this fall:

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Garibaldi Provincial Park // Whistler

Less than 2 hours from Vancouver, Garibaldi is perfect for a day trip or weekend camping getaway. The park is almost 2,000 square kilometres, and the hiking trails will lead you to views of glacial mountains, lush rainforest, and pure turquoise lakes. Check it out before the end of October when the snow hits and the glacial lake is covered by ice!


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Pacific Rim National Park Reserve // Vancouver Island

Running along the Pacific Ocean coast, Pacific Rim is home to three different BC landscape units. You can find the Broken Group Islands, and the West Coast Trail. Some of BC's best surfing, beaches, geography, and views can be found in this 511 km squared reserve.


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Wells Gray Provincial Park // Clearwater

This 5000km² provincial park is true Canadian wilderness. There are several waterfalls, including the 4th highest one in Canada, a vast selection of hiking trails, mountains, lakes, boating - basically all the outdoor activities you would want all in one place.


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Joffre Lakes Provincial Park // Pemberton

These iconic BC blue lakes are a sight not to be missed. Joffre Lakes Provincial Park is comprised of three lakes. Go in the fall before the snow hits and the lake freezes over (it is worth a visit in the winter months too). The lake is breathtaking whether it's sunny, cloudy, or rainy.


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E.C. Manning Provincial Park

Over 700 square hectares, Manning Park is an all season provincial park. Around three hours from Vancouver, this a super popular destination in BC. Whether it's hiking, canoeing, skiing (in the winter), camping, this beautiful provincial park has got it covered.


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Goldstream Provincial Park // Victoria

Live #thatpnwlife and explore that PNW bridge. Goldstream has several different trails, such as the Trestle Bridge, an old train track bridge in the middle of the forest.


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Porteau Cove Provincial Park // Squamish

A prime stargazing spot near Vancouver, Porteau Cove is a waterfront park only an hour from Vancouver.  You can camp under the stars and near the water at this modern facility with showers, washrooms, and a boat launch. This park is also a popular area for scuba diving.


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Nairn Falls Provincial Park // Pemberton

Go chasing waterfalls. Less than a 1.5 hour roundtrip hike later and you've experienced a 60 metre waterfall. There is also a beautiful river that runs parallel to the trail. Mountain bike trails, picnic sites, and camping are also available at this provincial park.


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Golden Ears Provincial Park // Maple Ridge

Only an hour drive from Vancouver, this Lower Mainland spot is perfect for a day of outdoor adventure. One of the largest parks in the province, Golden Ears has a variety of campgrounds, hundreds of hiking trails and pristine Alouette Lake. Spend the day wandering through the forest, swimming by a waterfall, or kayaking the lake.


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Elk Falls Provincial Park // Campbell River

If you love to fish, you have got to check out Elk Falls. This park is near Campbell River, a popular fishing spot known as the “Salmon Capital of the World”. Here you'll find some of the best year-round salmon fishing. There's also a cool 25-metre waterfall for you to explore, several trails and swimming holes, and campsites.


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