All across Canada there are 46 national parks, 167 national historic sites, and four marine conservation areas. These parks and sites are created in order to preserve the natural habitat, history, and geography of Canada. These parks serve as the perfect destinations and stops for campers and RVers alike, and hold some of the most amazing sights and scenery in Canada.
We’ve chosen five national parks for you to consider adventuring to this summer:
1. Wapusk National Park – Manitoba
Wapusk National Park was established in 1996 and is located in the Hudson Plains ecozone, 45 kilometres south of Churchill in north-east Manitoba, on the shores of Hudson Bay. The Park is also home to Cape Churchill, which is world-renowned as the best location to view and photograph wild polar bears.
2. Saguenay Fjord National Park – Quebec
Saguenay Fjord National Park is located along the eastern end of the Saguenay River and adjoins the Saguenay – St. Lawrence Marine Park for over 100 km. It’s a prime destination for ski touring and snowshoeing or hiking, fishing and camping enthusiasts. It also has a terrifying-looking rope bridge.
3. Gwai Haanas National Park Reserve – British Columbia
Gwaii Haanas, is located in the southernmost Haida Gwaii (formerly known as Queen Charlotte Islands), 130 kilometres off the mainland of BC. Gwaii Haanas protects an archipelago of 138 islands. Being a heritage site there’s a lot of cultural experiences to be had along with great opportunities for fishing, surfing, and kayaking.
Scoping out the rocky landing at UNESCO world heritage site SGang Gwaay, Gwaii Haanas National Park and Haida Heritage Site. Earlier this fall, I had the privilege of visiting Haida Gwaii while working for Lindblad/National Geographic Expeditions. This weekend, I am taking over the @natgeotravel feed to share the story! Please tag some friends and follow along to see an amazing part of the world! @natgeocreative @lindblad
4. Kluane National Park – Yukon
Kluane National Park is located in the extreme southwestern corner of the Yukon. Mountains and glaciers dominate the park’s landscape along with the highest mountain in Canada, Mount Logan. For nature enthusiasts, the park contains about 120 species of birds, including the rock ptarmigan, and the golden and bald eagles.
5. Nahanni National Park Reserve – Northwest Territories
Nahanni National Park Reserve of Canada protects a portion of the Mackenzie Mountains Natural Region offering the adventurous visitor a wilderness experience. A key feature of the park is the Naha Dehé (South Nahanni River). Four great canyons line this spectacular whitewater river and tours and rafting adventures are common. The park’s sulphur hot springs, alpine tundra, mountain ranges, and forests of spruce and aspen are home to many species of birds, fish, and mammals.