Stunning scenery and rich natural history are hallmarks of a Parks Canada vacation. Visit quaint towns that dot the country’s scenic coastlines. Participate in any number of outdoor activities in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. Visit the protected prairies and mixed grasslands for quiet solitude and boundless beauty. From the oldest Park, Banff, to the most recent, Tuktut Nogait, Canada’s Parks offer something intriguing for every traveler.
Observe the Bay of Fundy’s unique tidal action and notice its effect at Saint John’s nearby Reversing Falls. Visit Canada’s largest National Park, Jasper, and its lovely Spirit Island, located in Maligne Lake and offering exceptional views of the Canadian Rockies. Explore the Cabot Trail, a scenic highway that runs through Cape Breton Highlands. The beauty of the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Appalachian Mountain chain envelop travelers to Forillon, located in Gaspé.
The National Parks system in Canada (Parcs Canada) encompasses more than 40 protected regions, each representing a unique natural aspect of the country. These regions fall under eight larger areas:
- Western Mountains
- Interior Plainss
- Canadian Shields
- Hudson Bays
- St. Lawrence Lowlandss
- Arctic Lowlandss
- High Arctic Islands
In addition to 38 National Parks and Park Reserves, Parcs Canada also takes in National Marine Conservation Areas, National Landmarks and 157 National Historic Sites, many of which are found in a vacation to Canada’s National Parks.