Canada’s Top National Parks If you love stunning natural scenery, the outdoor life, and some good old fresh air, then Canada’s going to rock your world. Its national parks are a magnet for locals and visitors alike. There are so many of them national parks to choose from: 46 parks and reserves dotted across Canada’s 13 provinces and territories. From mountains to rivers, from forests to glaciers, they’re out of this world. Here, we check out some of the best parks to visit.
Gros Morne National Park
You’ll find this one in the Newfoundland and Labrador area of Canada. The scenery is stunning here, carved out of hundreds of millions of years. There are green river valleys, spread amongst dramatic cliffs. If you love hiking and exploring, there’s so much to see here.
Fundy National Park
Fundy National Park in New Brunswick is known for the world’s highest tides – and they’ve certainly left their mark here. You’ll catch some awesome scenery from a kayak or a boat, or you can stay on dry land and enjoy all this place has to offer. There’s more than 70 miles of trails to keep your feet busy. And they run through an outdoor paradise: valleys, forests, mountains and waterfalls. After all that walking, you could even take a quick dip Bennett Lake!
Prince Edward Island National Park
You’ll find white and red-sand beaches at the 37-mile Prince Edward Island National Park. You can get up all sorts of outdoor activities whether its exploring on foot or on your bike. You could even go for a dip! If you want to learn more about the history of the area, head for the Greenwich Interpretation Centre – it’ll give you the lowdown about the region, and its long history. If all this has worked up an appetite, try out the local seafood while you’re here for a taste of the island.
La Mauricie National Park
If you’re hanging out in Quebec, you should try and head for La Mauricie National Park. You’ll find it about halfway between Montreal and Quebec City. It’s huge, and sits in the Laurentian Mountains. This is a place where hikers and bikers love to come, with hills and valleys to discover.
You’ll find that most of the National Park is forest. But there are also around 150 lakes and ponds to check out.
And, if you’re looking for somewhere to stay in the mountains, check out Chateau Beauvallon.
Wood Buffalo National Park
In the Northwest Territories, you’ll find the ginormous Wood Buffalo National Park. It’s bigger than Switzerland. It goes without saying then, that it’s Canada’s largest national park – weighing in at more than 17,000 square miles.
You can check out bison and the amazing phenomenon of the Salt Plains, where you’ll come across the remains of a 380-million-year-old seabed.
Banff and Jasper
In Alberta, you’ll find Canada’s most visited parks: Banff and Jasper. Banff National Park has an amazing shop window – mountains, valleys, forests, rivers and glaciers. Take a trip here and you’ll discover the stunning Lake Louise. You can take a boat cruise across the biggest bit of water, that is Lake Minnewanka.