Diverse and exciting parks
There is something for everyone
Banff National Park
Banff is simply breathtaking
Jasper National Park
The Columbia Icefields is a must
Fundy National Park
Low tide or high tide Fundy has something to offer
Pacific Rim Park Reserve
Whale watching, surfing, kayaking or hiking
Gros Morne National Park
A World Heritage Site
Kluane National Park
The highest peak in Canada
Prince Edward Island National Park
Popular with visitors of all ages
Bruce Peninsula National Park
The park can also be visited by boat
Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve
Great for spotting whales and seals
Waterton Lakes National Park
Popular with hikers
Elk Island National Park
A refuge for more than 250 species
Mount Revelstoke National Park
Great for families
Riding Mountain National Park
Great for those eager to spot wildlife
Torngat Mountains National Park
The land of the Inuit
Cape Breton Highlands National Park
A little bit of everything
Forillon National Park
A whale of a time
Wapusk National Park
The best place in the world to see polar bears
Grasslands National Park
Perfect to visit with kids
 Auyuittuq National Park
Amazing Artic landscapes
Nahanni National Park Reserve
Popular with adrenaline junkies
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Diverse and exciting parks

Canada is home to some of the most beautiful national parks in the world. Join us as we take a look at twenty diverse and exciting parks all across Canada.

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There is something for everyone

From the most remote to the most accessible, for the adventure lovers to the bird watcher, there is something for everyone. Whatever it is about nature that you enjoy, there is a Canadian park out there for you!

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Banff National Park

Banff National Park is the most famous and most visited national park in Canada. Located in the province of Alberta within the Rocky Mountains, Banff is the oldest national park in Canada, founded in 1885.

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Banff is simply breathtaking

This iconic national park is beloved by Canadians and visitors from around the world for its picturesque mountain views and mesmerizing blue lakes such as Moraine Lake and Lake Louise. Nature lovers delight in all the outdoor activities offered in the park, such as hiking and horseback riding in the summer months and skiing and snowboarding in the winter.

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Jasper National Park

Jasper National Park is the second most famous national park in Canada. Located in the Rocky Mountains in western Alberta, this park is massive covering 11,000 kilometers, making it larger and much wilder than its competitor Banff National Park. For those that want to experience authentic, rugged Canadian wilderness, Jasper National Park is the place to do so.

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The Columbia Icefields is a must

The park is best enjoyed in the summer months; with top-notch hiking and biking available, visitors can trek to visit lakes, springs, and glaciers within the park. The Columbia Icefields located between Banff and Jasper is a must-see; who doesn't want to experience walking on a glacier and drinking glacier water?

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Fundy National Park

On the east coast of Canada, located in New Brunswick, we have Fundy National Park. This impressive park offers very different experiences depending on what time of the day you visit. Fundy National Park experiences the highest tides in the world; the water level changes 12 meters in a question of hours.

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Low tide or high tide Fundy has something to offer

If you visit at low tide, you can explore the floor of the Bay of Fundy and all the ocean surprises left behind. It is a completely different place at high tide, and the rock formation islands can be explored by kayak. The interior area of the park has 25 gorgeous waterfalls and beautiful hiking trails, so at Fundy, there is something for everyone.

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Pacific Rim Park Reserve

The Pacific Rim National Park is found on the west coast of Vancouver Island, and if you love pristine scenery, this is the place for you. The park is divided into three sections: The West Coast Trail, Long Beach, and the Broken Group Islands. The West Coast Trail, 75 kilometres in length, is one of Canada's most popular hiking trails.

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Whale watching, surfing, kayaking or hiking

The Long Beach area has several beaches and is the place to be for whale watching and surfing. Finally, the Broken Group Islands is a group of one hundred small islands and an excellent area for kayaking.

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Gros Morne National Park

Newfoundland's Gros Morne National Park offers a wide range of environments with breathtaking scenery. The park covers 1,805 kilometres of ever-changing scenery, making it an ideal place for hiking enthusiasts to explore.

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A World Heritage Site

This park is a recognized UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is well known for its beautiful multi-day hiking trails, jaw-dropping fjords, and the Tablelands (an unusual display of rock from the Earth's crust), majestic mountains, spotless beaches, and bogs.

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Kluane National Park

Kluane National Park and Reserve is named for the Kluane people of southwest Yukon, where it is located. This park offers visitors the chance to see some of Canada's most extreme natural elements.

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The highest peak in Canada

Towering mountains, tundra, glaciers, and Canada's largest ice field can all be found here. Mount Logan, the highest peak in Canada, is also located in the reserve. For travelers seeking to experience the raw power and beauty of nature, Kluane National Park is the place to be.

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Prince Edward Island National Park

Prince Edward Island National Park is located on the far east coast of Canada. The park is home to famous landmarks such as the 19th-century farm that inspired Lucy Maude Montgomery to write 'Anne of Green Gables' and the Covehead Harbour Lighthouse.

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Popular with visitors of all ages

Located in the north of Prince Edward Island, the park offers some pretty spectacular coastal scenery. The park covers 27 kilometres of the Gulf of St Lawrence, and visitors love its red sand shores and towering cliffs. The park has become popular with visitors of all ages due to its accessibility, offering coastal trails and beaches that are easy to reach.

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Bruce Peninsula National Park

Located on the Niagra Escarpment in southern Ontario, Bruce Peninsula National Park is absolutely gorgeous. If you visit Toronto, it is well worth the trip to escape the city for a breath of fresh air; it is just 300km north of the big city.

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The park can also be visited by boat

Clear water bays, lovely lake views, and impressive forests make the trip worth it. Flowerpot Island, located in the park, can be visited by boat from Tobermory, and the best hiking trail in the park is hands-down the rocky Burnt Point Loop trail.

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Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve

Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve can be found on the eastern edge of the province of Quebec. The park boasts over 1000 islands and islets with unique plants and seabird colonies.

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Great for spotting whales and seals

The massive limestone outcroppings jutting out to sea make the park feel like a whole other world. Whales and seals can be seen either aboard a sea expedition or while exploring the island nature trails.

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Waterton Lakes National Park

Waterton Lakes National Park is located in Alberta and is the place to visit for stunning scenery. From prairie lands to lakes to mountains, this park has it all.

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Popular with hikers

This park is very popular with hiking enthusiasts who enjoy the rugged trails on offer. Waterton Lakes is home to a wide variety of wildflowers and wildlife, packing a big punch of nature into a very accessible area.

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Elk Island National Park

Elk Island National Park is only 35 minutes away from the city of Edmonton in the province of Alberta. This natural wonderland can be enjoyed all year long; however, it is busiest during the summer months as it is a popular destination for day picnickers and overnight campers.

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A refuge for more than 250 species

The park is an essential area of refuge for over 250 bird species, elk, and bison, which have been brought back from near extinction.

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Mount Revelstoke National Park

Mount Revelstoke National Park is an easy drive from Vancouver or Calgary. Located near the British Colombian town of Revelstoke, it is quite small for a national park but makes up for its size with its beauty.

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Great for families

For a great family outings, try the hike to Fire Lookout, which only takes around 30 minutes and is very easy.

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Riding Mountain National Park

Riding Mountain National Park, located in the province of Manitoba, is another very accessible park. This park is easy to get to and offers comfortable access to outdoor adventures.

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Great for those eager to spot wildlife

The park sits atop of the Manitoba Escarpment and has been home to the First Nation people for thousands of years, making it rich in cultural history. It is an excellent place for those eager to spot some wildlife, as wild bison, elk, and cougars all call the park home.

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Torngat Mountains National Park

Torngat Mountains National Park is located in Labrador, is genuinely wild and perhaps the most unspoiled park in Canada. The name Torngat comes from the Inuktitut word 'Tongait,' which means place of spirits.

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The land of the Inuit

This is the land of the Inuit, where they have fished, hunted, and traveled for thousands of years. It is also home to polar bears, caribou, and even small glaciers. Visitors must hire a professional guide to visit the area since the risk of bear attacks is quite real.

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Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Cape Breton Highlands National Park is located on Cape Breton Island in the province of Nova Scotia.

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A little bit of everything

This park has a little bit of everything: coastline views, mountains, valleys, forest, and plateaus. Combine that with amazing views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and it is easy to see why this park is so popular.

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Forillon National Park

The Forillon National Park in Quebec is nestled among the Appalachian Mountains and the Gaspé Peninsula. This park offers a lot of variety, from coastal cliffs to lush forests to sand dunes and salt marshes.

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A whale of a time

The park is a popular location among hikers, and it includes the most eastern end of the International Appalachian Trail. However, if hiking isn't for you, water lovers enjoy the park just as much with activities such as whale watching and paddle boarding on offer.

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Wapusk National Park

If seeing polar bears in their natural environment is on your bucket list, Wapusk National Park is the place to go! Located in the far northeast of Manitoba, this park sits along the Hudson Bay near the town of Churchill.

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The best place in the world to see polar bears

The park is considered to be the best place in the world to polar bear watch. The name Wapusk comes from the Cree word for polar bear, so it isn't surprising that it is the name of the park. However, this is not an easily accessible park, and some parts such as Cape Churchill can only be accessed by helicopter. However, to have access to polar bears and other arctic wildlife such as arctic foxes, moose, and wolves, is worth the effort.

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Grasslands National Park

Grasslands National Park is located in the province of Saskatchewan and is an excellent example of the various environments and landscapes within Canada.

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Perfect to visit with kids

Canada's grasslands are home to a variety wildlife such as the black-tailed prairie dog. The Grasslands National Park is a great place to visit with kids as you can also hunt for dinosaur fossils, camp out in an authentic tipi, or go on a wagon ride as the pioneers did.

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Auyuittuq National Park

Ayuittuq National Park was only made a park very recently in the year 2000. Located on Baffin Island in Nunavut territory, this park is enormous, covering 21,470 kilometers.

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Amazing Artic landscapes

The park is full of pure Arctic landscapes where glaciers, tundra, granite mountains, and fjords abound. Animals lovers will delight at the chance to see narwhals and ringed seals in their natural environment. Visitors can also learn about the Inuit way of life and culture while visiting the park.

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Nahanni National Park Reserve

The Nahanni National Park Reserve is massive, covering 30,050 kilometres of pure wilderness in the Northwest Territories. The park is known for the South Nahanni River, which surges over a drop twice the height of Niagara Falls.

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Popular with adrenaline junkies

Another defining characteristic is the 'Cirque of the Unclimbables,' a collection of granite spears that rise out of the alpine meadow. The park is popular with adrenaline junkies for adventure activities, such as white water rafting and kayaking. Animal lovers also love Nahanni as it is an excellent spot to observe wolves, grizzly bears, and caribou in their environment.

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