Bike Parks BC

Harness the gift of gravity and let your adrenaline do all the work at British Columbia’s renowned bike parks.

B.C.’s bike parks are found throughout three regions in the province: Fernie Bike Park in the Kootenay Rockies, Silver Star and Sun Peaks bike parks in Thompson Okanagan, and Whistler Bike Park in the Coastal Mountain area. Lift-served riding means immediate access to dense timberline trails that seamlessly melt into panoramic alpine vistas above.

Descend down any of B.C.’s four lift-served bike parks, and you’ll find manicured trails amped up with manmade and natural features. Berms, jumps, rock faces, roots, ladders and other technical obstacles snake between loamy forests and exposed crags, letting riders pick from an infinite amount of freeride lines. Long hours and short lift rides mean riders can pack in thousands of vertical feet in a single day, cutting out the uphill grunt.

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The Riding

There’s no better way to hone in on speed, style and skill than at one of British Columbia’s legendary bike parks.

Playground-inspired features, like a beginner skills park and a dual slalom course, add variety to Fernie Alpine Resort Bike Park’s 37 existing trails. Wide, machine-groomed trails attract riders looking for fun flow, while twisty and steep runs challenge bikers looking to up their technical intake.

Lap the 1,600 vertical feet of lift-served terrain at Silver Star Bike Park, which has a history of hosting top-level downhill races, and try counting the number of jumps and berms. (You should reach about 300 and 600, respectively.) The park boasts a network of progressive downhill trails, with gentle singletrack through rolling meadows for beginners and technical trails over steep ridgelines for experts.

Building off the success of their championship downhill racecourses over the past decade, Sun Peaks Bike Park is dialed in to accommodate the evolution of gravity-based riding. From classic, technical trails to machine-built flow runs, both pro athletes and burgeoning riders will find progressive trails to suit their skills.

Racking up nearly 5,000 vertical feet of lift-served, gravity-fed trails, the Whistler Bike Park is the crème de la crème for dual crown riders. A history of global bike events, a zealous trail building crew and an eclectic community of downhillers contribute to a thriving hotspot for mountain bikers of all abilities.

Go Deeper

Our community pages have more details on these bike parks, including trail maps, accommodation options, events, and local bike shops.

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