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Can above banff national park aerial lake Minnewanka Summer paul zizka incms
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Jasper NP canada
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Discover Canada's Wilderness

National parks

Canada has 48 national parks with their own unique characteristics, making it a paradise for nature lovers and activity seekers alike. You’ll find countless options for hiking, biking, kayaking and other adventurous activities.

Scope out different plant species and be amazed by the wildlife you’ll encounter, including moose, grey seals, mountain goats, and grizzly bears. Something new will be waiting for you around every turn!

Explore the natural wonders of Yoho National Park
Admire the pristine water of Lake Melanie in Banff National Park

The highlights

With an easy-to-get Parks Canada Discover pass, the wilderness of the Canadian National Parks is at your fingertips. Choose to take a full-day or half-day tour through the national parks with a knowledgeable guide, or explore at your own pace.

Which Canadian national park should I visit?

Admire the emerald waters of Lake Louise in Banff, take a drive along the Icefields Parkway, admire the stars at the world’s largest Dark-Sky Preserve in Wood Buffalo National Park or spot grizzly bears in Jasper National Park. Your options are endless!

Which national park you visit is dependent of course on what you would most like to see. One of our travel specialists will be more than happy to provide more in-depth information to help you decide which parks you should visit.

Get up close and personal with a red fox!
© Northern BC Tourism/Ryan Dickie

Discover the national parks

Visit Banff National Park

Canada

Located in Alberta, Banff is part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks. This incredible park is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Discover Jasper National Park

Canada

This iconic national park in Alberta, boasts endless mountains, glaciers, forests, alpine meadows, and North America's biggest grizzly bear and moose populations.

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Pacific Rim National Park

Canada

The Pacific Rim National Park Reserve is located in beautiful British Columbia on the North American Pacific…

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Yoho National Park

Canada

Yoho National Park is part of British Columbia's section of the Rocky Mountains. Witness impressive waterfalls, pristine emerald lakes, and excellent hikes.

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Waterton Lakes National Park

Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada

Experience the best of the Rocky Mountain's nature and wildlife in Waterton Lakes National Park: pristine lakes, abundant wildlife and endless mountain vistas.

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"If you want nature and solitude, look no further than Canada's national parks. They are so massive that 30 of them are larger than many countries!"

Courtney, Content creator

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One step closer to your dream trip

More is possible than you may think

You probably already have ideas for your holiday to the United States and Canada. Nature tours through the Rocky Mountains, spotting orcas near the San Juan Islands, or exploring the streets of San Francisco on the iconic cable car?

For the best local tips and advice, visit one of our online presentations. Meet our travel specialists and have all of your questions answered.