April 18, 2021 2 min read

From Banff’s iconic turquoise waters to Cape Breton’s sweeping coastlines, our national parks provide us with millions of acres of beautiful public land to explore. To help you start planning for your next national park adventure, we teamed up with AllTrails for their recommendations of the top national parks in the Canada.

BANFF NATIONAL PARK

Banff National Park is Canada’s very first national park and the third in all the world dating back to 1883. Covering a total 6,641 square kilometres, this park champions some of the most gorgeous glaciers, forests, meadows and rivers in the world.
https://www.alltrails.com/parks/canada/alberta/banff-national-park 

JASPER NATIONAL PARK

As a part of the Canadian Rockies, Jasper National Park is home to a diverse range of wildlife including elk, moose, bighorn sheep, and bears. Get ready to meet some friends!
https://www.alltrails.com/parks/canada/alberta/jasper-national-park

WATERTON LAKES NATIONAL PARK

Established in 1895 nearby to Glacier National Park in Montana, USA, Waterton Lakes National Park hosts a myriad of different landscapes ranging from mountains, prairies, lakes, and waterfalls. This is a great park to visit for a variety of outdoor activities year-round.
https://www.alltrails.com/parks/canada/alberta/waterton-lakes-national-park

KOOTENAY NATIONAL PARK

Filled with beautiful hiking trails including Stanley Glacier Trail and Marble Canyon, prepare yourself for some outstanding views when visiting Kootenay National Park.
https://www.alltrails.com/parks/us/utah/bryce-canyon-national-park

YOHO NATIONAL PARK

On the western slopes of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Yoho National Park can be known for its high mountains, sweeping valleys, and waterfalls in between.
https://www.alltrails.com/parks/canada/british-columbia/yoho-national-park

ROUGE NATIONAL URBAN PARK

Located in the Greater Toronto Area and as the only National Urban Park, Rouge National Urban Park is one of the most unique locations on our list. With landscapes made of wetlands and farmlands serving as home to lots of deer and small mammals, it is a great escape from the busy city with free admission.
https://www.alltrails.com/parks/canada/ontario/rouge-national-urban-park

PACIFIC RIM NATIONAL PARK RESERVE

Soak up the vistas of the Vancouver Island Range looking out over the Pacific Ocean at Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. One of the most beautiful places to hike in the province, explore theunique coastal temperate rainforest in this park!
https://www.alltrails.com/parks/canada/british-columbia/pacific-rim-national-park-reserve

CAPE BRETON HIGHLANDS NATIONAL PARK

Take in the ocean spray of the Atlantic while exploring deep river carved canyons that flow through the forests of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Follow the world-famous scenic highway, the Cabot Trail, into the park to experience old growth forests and an iconic rugged landscape.
https://www.alltrails.com/parks/canada/nova-scotia/cape-breton-highlands-national-park

GLACIER NATIONAL PARK

As one of the largest national parks in the country, Glacier National Park is a broad ecosystem including peaks, glaciers and dense ancient forests. Be sure to check out one of the largest cave systems in Canada found at this park!
https://www.alltrails.com/parks/us/montana/glacier-national-park

LA MAURICIE NATIONAL PARK

Home to 50 different species of mammals, you are sure to be in for a treat on a wildlife watching trip at La Mauricie National Park in the Mauricie Region of Quebec.
https://www.alltrails.com/parks/us/wyoming/grand-teton-national-park

BRING THESE ON YOUR NEXT TRIP

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