15 Epic National Parks in Canada for Nature Lovers

Sure, as Canadians, we have a soft spot for Canadian cities, like Vancouver (where bicycling Stanley Park can’t be beat). And we love all the great things to do in Victoria (our home city).

But Canada – the second largest country in the world – has vast areas of spectacular mountains, wilderness forests and freshwater lakes.

If you’re crazy about nature, knock-your-socks-off scenery and wildlife  (hello bears!), these Canadian national parks are the places to escape to.

Wapusk National Park

Want to see polar bears in the wild? This Canadian national park is one of the best places in the world to see them.



Banff National Park

Gawk at the stunning Rocky Mountains. Swim in natural hot springs (like Banff Upper Hot Springs). And marvel at glacial lakes so impossibly turquoise you won’t believe your eyes.


Jasper National Park

You’ll see lots of wildlife, including elk, bears, bighorn sheep – and if you’re really lucky, moose.


Georgian Bay Islands National Park

You can enjoy wilderness camping on Beausoleil Island, the park’s largest island. And in autumn, the fiery red and burnt-orange leaf colors are gob-smacking.


Gros Morne National Park

Ancient fjords and sea caves. Bogs and beaches. Towering cliffs and glacial valleys. Say hello to Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site!

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