10 of Canada’s Most Scenic National Parks

Canada, which is the second-largest country in the world, is filled with a variety of breathtaking landscapes and many of these can be explored in the country’s numerousnational parks.

Each province and territory features these parks and they’re typically ideal forcamping, hiking, boating, and wildlife watching. These are some of the most scenic and interesting national parks you’ll find in Canada.

1. Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland

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This park comes with a rich geological history as well as some spectacular scenery and a wide variety of wildlife. All of this has made it a designated World Heritage Site by UNESCO and it’s rightly deserved. It sits in the eastern province of Newfoundland.

2. Jasper National Park, Alberta

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This is another Canadian national park that’s been designated as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. It’s filled with some fantastic landscapes and scenery. You’ll have fun exploring it and will come across numerous glaciers, hot springs, mountains, and waterfalls. It’s a very popular place with nature photographers.

3. Pacific Rim National Park, British Columbia

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This popular park is located in the west-coast province of British Columbia. It’s picturesque and is basically divided into three different sections. The most popular area is probably Long Beach which features temperate rainforests as well as some rugged, rocky coastline.

4. Glacier National Park, British Columbia

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This park is also located in the Pacific-coast province of British Columbia. It’s filled with numerousglaciers as well as some of Canada’s endangered animal species. The park also protects and features old-growth cedar trees.

5. Wapusk National Park, Manitoba

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This park is located close to the town of Churchill, in the province of Manitoba. If you want to get a close up look at a polar bear then this is the place to be as Churchill is known as the world’s polar bear capital. The bears hang out in Churchill just before the winter comes as they’re waiting for the water in the bay to freeze.

6. Wood Buffalo National Park, Northwest Territories/Alberta

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This wonderful park lies on the border of Alberta and the Northwest Territories. It’s the biggest national park in the country and was originally created to protect the animal known as the wood bison. The bison are still there and the current herd of about 5,000 is the biggest on the globe.

7. Banff National Park, Alberta

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Banff National Park is another UNESCO World Heritage Site and it’s also the oldest national park in Canada. It’s considered to be one of the most-visited parks across the world, due to its natural beauty. The government has introduced policies to protect the park’s ecosystem.

8. Kootenay National Park, British Columbia

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Kootenay is another of British Columbia’s scenic parks. UNESCO named it a World Heritage Site back in 1984. It’s filled with some awesome landscapes which include beautiful glaciers, waterfalls, lakes, mountains, limestone caves, canyons, and fossils.

9. L’Anse Aux Meadows National Park, Newfoundland

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This park, which is located on Canada’s east coast, is unique as it’s a reconstruction of an ancient Viking settlement that used to be situated on the landsite many years ago.

10. Ile-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé National Park, Quebec

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The Gaspe region of the province of Quebec is home to this beautiful park. The scenery is amazing and from April to October of every year there are thousands of gannet seabirds that nest there.

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