Canadas Most Scenic National Parks
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From sea (Pacific) to sea (Atlantic) to sea (Arctic), every province and territory in Canada boasts designated national parks for visitors from around the world to enjoy. While all of the national parks in Canada offer nature at its finest, the diversity, aligned with the vast variety in Canada’s topography, and accoutrements range from bucolic lakes to wild wilderness and everything in between.
While each national park in Canada has unique features and individual policies, overall, here are things to keep in mind when planning a trip to national parks in Canada:
- There is a fee charged for accessing the parks; this fee varies depending on location and length of stay, and whether or not your are camping overnight.
- If you are planning to camp in your own tent or one of the parks’ facilities, you must make a reservation in advance or face disappointment as the accommodations and campsites fill up quickly. Booking opens in early January for the ensuing year.
- Policies at Canada’s national parks invariably involve respect for the park and nature itself, as well as other visitors. Please do not remove natural items such as fossils or plants; no hunting; in most cases motorized vehicles such as ATVs are not permitted; do not parasail or parachute; and unless you have a special permit, do not expect to be able to use your drone.
Parks Canada maintains and manages all of the national parks of Canada. They are responsible for reservations, education, science and conservation, as well as ensuring your safety. When visiting a national park of Canada please respect that you are entering the domain of wild animals; keep your distance, do not feed them, and stay on the beaten path.
The best national parks in Canada are havens of beauty, nature and discovery, some of them with ancient indigenous peoples’ history. They are places to commune with natural beauty and wonder, get a little exercise in the great outdoors, and learn about nature’s majesty.