5 Best National Parks in Canada

Batul Nafisa Baxamusa Jul 11, 2019
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Canada has many diverse and scenic hidden natural gems to explore. Many travelers plan specific trips to the Great White North and soak in the beauty of nature. Canada is a country with grand geography and brilliant landscapes. If you happen to tour Canada, do not let go of the extraordinary and incredible opportunity to hike some of the best national parks.

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5. Terra Nova National Park

Where: Escape into the drama of this best national park in Eastern Canada. It is located on the east coast of Newfoundland and Labrador in the Canadian province.
Of the three National Parks in Newfoundland and Labrador, Terra Nova was established in 1957. It was a major milestone then for Canada’s newest province.
The Park is known for its stunning landscape that includes boreal forests, rugged cliffs, the North Atlantic shore, and abundant wildlife flora/ fauna and mesmerizing beauty on land and seas.

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4. Prince Edward Island National Park

Where: Anne, the iconic fictional character of children’s books from Green Gables, Heritage Place, calls this National Park home. This national park of Canada was established in 1937. It is located in the province of Prince Edward Island.
The province has a diverse terrain that includes sand pits, sand dunes, sandstone cliffs, barrier islands, forests, beaches, and wetlands. Covered in the coastal Acadian forest and one of the only National Parks that comes under endangered list in Canada due to human impact.

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3. Kootenay National Park

Where: A place of unique contrasts, it is located in the southeastern British Columbia, Canada. It is one of the seven contiguous parks of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site.
Established in 1920 as a part of an agreement which allowed the building of new road across the Rockies. The unique landscape includes the icy mountain rivers, steamy hot springs, and a surprise at every bend.
This is the best place to go camping, driving alongside scenic mountain peaks, glaciers, lakes, waterfalls, alpine meadows, etc.

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2. Georgian Bay Islands National Park

Where: The creative inspiration for ‘Group of Seven’ painters in 1920s, Georgian Bay Islands National Park is located in Georgian Bay, near Port Severn, Ontario. It consists of 63 small islands or parts of islands in Georgian Bay.
This large freshwater archipelago is a nature preserve that is covered with windswept white pines and granite shores. This adventurous region can be accessed by boat, canoe, kayak, or water taxi.

Surrounded by Lake Huron's turquoise blue water, the park is well-known for its unique flora, wildlife, and diverse amphibian species.

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1. Banff National Park

Where: This oldest national park in Canada which was created after a natural hot spring was discovered by railway workers in the Rocky Mountains in 1885.

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This is one of the most awe-inspiring, postcard-perfect mountain destinations. It is home to many national historic sites, cave systems, glaciers, lakes, untouched ecosystems, and many other natural gems.
Canadian National Parks is where you can camp, hike, and explore the most breathtaking and raw nature parks in the world. Each of the 44 national parks and national park reserves is definitely a part of the natural heritage of Canada that remains constant with their natural beauty.