111 Ways to Explore Canada’s National Parks in 2017

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Your Ultimate Guide to the Canadian Outdoors

 

Parks Canada has been waiving admission fees to national parks since the start of 2017, but many Canadians don’t know how to take advantage of this unprecedented gift. Until now, there was no comprehensive list on how to enjoy Canada’s favourite national parks, and the culture and adventure-filled areas around them, to the fullest.

 

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As Canadians, we know our country’s infinite beauty better than anyone else, and that’s why we set out to create the ultimate guide to exploring Canada’s best assets — its national parks. While you may find articles solely outlining things to do within the parks, our unrivaled list of cozy accommodation options, mouthwatering meals and memorable outdoor adventures help you experience the areas around Canada’s national parks as much as the parks themselves. Just in time for summer, we guarantee this guide will help you celebrate Canada 150, and our country’s best outdoor epicenters, to the fullest in 2017.

And if you’re seeking even more things to do within Canada’s national parks this year, check out the official Parks Canada site here.

 

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Check Out the List Here:

 

Banff National Park

Banff Trail Riders  |  GoTrekkers | AllTrails | Aster Mountain Adventures | Out and About with the GeoKs | Timberline Tours | Outdoor Active | Paradise Lodge and Bungalows | Lake Louise Inn | Lake Agnes Tea House

Jasper National Park

The Jasper Art Gallery | SunDog Tour Co. | Jasper Sky Tram | Marmot Basin | Walks and Talks Jasper | Jasper Museum | Sunwapta Falls Rocky Mountain Lodge | Fairmont Jasper

Pacific Rim National Park

Pacific Surf Co. | Tofino Sea Kayaking | Tofino Surf Adventures | Ocean Outfitters | Surf Sister | Remote Passages Marine Excursions | Sea to Sky Expeditions | The Pedaler | Wickaninnish Inn | Chesterman House | Chocolate Tofino | Tacofino

Bruce Peninsula National Park

South Bruce Peninsula | Divers Den | The Blue Bay Motel | Northern Confections

Sauble Falls Provincial Park

Sauble Golf and Country Club

Kootenay National Park

Kootenay River Runners | Pleiades Spa & Wellness | Canadian Rockies Hot Springs

Yoho National Park

Rafting the Rockies | Emerald Lake Lodge

Kokanee Glacier Park

Backcountry Skiing Canada

Waterton Lakes National Park

Blakiston and Company | Waterton Lakes Opera House | The Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies | Waterton Springs Camping

Prince Albert National Park

The Mann Art Gallery | Waskesiu Lake | Front Country Camping | oTENTiks

Mont-Tremblant National Park

Discovery of the Park Guided Tour | Rent an E-Bike | Hotel Quintessence | Fairmont Tremblant

Gros Morne National Park

Blackawton Boat Tours | Cruise the Freshwater Fjord | Hike Gros Morne Mountain | Taste of Gros Morne

Georgian Bay Islands National Park

Catch the Daytripper | Bike Beausoleil Island | Go Tours Canada | Elm Cove Cottages’ | Waterfront Cabins

Pukaskwa National Park

White River Suspension Bridge Trail | Geocaching | Rock Island Lodge

Kejimkujik National Park and Historic Site

Mariner Cruises Whale and Seabird Tours | Whynot Adventure/The Keji Outfitters | Camp in the Park

Thousand Islands National Park

Thousand Islands Playhouse | oTENTik

Kluane National Park

Arctic Range Adventure | Kluane Glacier Air Tours | Black Bear Wilderness Adventures Inc. | Nature Tours of Yukon | Alpine Aviation | Rocking Star Adventures Ltd. | Terre Boreale | The Cabin/Kluane Ecotours

Wapusk National Park

Polar Bear Viewing | Aerial Tours | The Churchill Hotel

Terra Nova National Park

O’Brien’s Whale and Bird Tours | Trinity Eco-Tours Lodge

Nahanni National Park Reserve

Arctic Tours Canada | Black Feather — The Wilderness Adventure Company | Camping at the Park

Gulf Islands National Park Reserve

Dog Mermaid Eco Excursions | Pender Island Kayak Adventures | Poet’s Cove

La Mauricie National Park

Tours Voir Quebec | Cascades Waterfalls Natural Pool | oTENTik Tents

Point Pelee National Park

Hike, Bike, Paddle, and Explore | Sturgeon Woods

Sable Island National Park

Hit the Beach | White Point Beach Resort

Mount Revelstoke National Park

The Amazing Trees Tour | Hike to the Summit | Backcountry Camping

Grasslands National Park

Discover Wildlife from Now and Then | Go Backpacking | Camp in the Park

Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Cabot Trail | Camp in the Park

Riding Mountain National Park

Wasagaming | Wildlife Viewing | Hiking | Camp in the Park | Whitehouse Bakery

Banff National Park

 

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Banff National Park is one of Canada’s most prized possessions. From towering Rocky Mountain peaks to emerald green lakes and some of the country’s most scenic towns and resorts, Banff National Park is an outdoor playground for travelers and explorers of all interests. As part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks UNESCO World Heritage Site, you won’t want to forget your camera on an epic journey to breathtaking Alberta park.

 

Things to Do in or Around the Park:

 

1. Banff Trail Riders

Banff Trail Riders has been operating in Banff National Park since 1962. They follow the same historic trails that the original explorers of the Canadian Rockies carved through the bush in the 1920s. The single goal is to ensure you get a comfortable Banff adventure that takes you to places you wouldn’t have seen otherwise.

 

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2. Discover Banff Tours

Discover Banff Tours has been specializing in personalized, small group tours since the company first opened its doors in 1998. They believe this style of travel will make sure all people truly appreciate the culture, history and the stories behind the Canadian Rockies. While visiting stunning areas in and around Banff National Park, Discover Banff Tours wants to ensure that each and every traveler gets a memorable, one-of-a-kind experience while visiting.

 

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3. GoTrekkers

GoTrekkers publishes topographic maps on all of Canada’s National Parks. They’re all available on the website and aren’t exclusive to Banff. Whichever park you’re visiting, this can be a priceless tool.

 

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4. AllTrails

Similar to GoTrekkers, AllTrails isn’t an establishment you can visit in person. It’s an online and mobile resource. AllTrails helps people explore the outdoors with the largest collection of detailed, hand-curated trail maps as well as trail reviews and photos crowdsourced from a community of 5 million registered hikers, mountain bikers and trail runners. They have the #1 Outdoors apps for iOS & Android with more than 5M mobile downloads and reach 20 million people each year through alltrails.com.

 

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5. Aster Mountain Adventures

Aster Mountain Adventures is a small local guiding company. They provide guided interpretations, day hikes, backpacking, climbing and ski touring in the National Mountain Parks. They know the area well and can offer a custom experiences for visitors. One of their specialties is the offering of ‘Glaciers and Climate Change’ hikes, during which guests learn all about the history of glaciers in the parks, how glaciers have shaped the landscape, and the outlook for the future. They take care of the logistics, helping visitors get the most out of their trips to the Rocky Mountains.

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6. Out and About with the GeoKs

Whether you’re determined to hike to the top of a mountain peak, prefer a walk through the woods or are looking for the best wildflower hikes in the Canadian Rockies, Out and About with the GeoKs describes some of the best hikes in Banff, Yoho and Kootenay National Parks. Trip reports include key facts (distance, elevation gain, hiking time), trail descriptions and photos from a mix of hiking, biking and other outdoor adventures – all freely shared for the purpose of helping you find a good match for your interests, capabilities and available time. If you’re unfamiliar with outdoor adventuring in the Canadian wilderness, you’ll also find advice on what to pack for a day hike, links to reports of current trail conditions, reviews of Parks Canada guided hikes and other helpful resources.

 

 

7. Timberline Tours

Step back in time and travel the way of the old west — by horseback. Paul Peyto, owner of Timberline Tours is a descendant of Wild Bill Peyto, whom Peyto Lake and Glacier were named after. Bill was an original guide and outfitter of Banff National Park back in the day when a lot of the park was unknown territory. Not too much has changed, but fortunately, the saddles are made a lot more comfortably now.

 

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Along with stunning scenery, the most rewarding part of this outfitting business is the horses. The company is extremely proud of its horse family, and many of them are rescues. There is nothing better than seeing them happy and thriving in their new lives on the trails.

 

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8. Outdooractive

 

Outdooractive is an online resource for travelers venturing to Canada’s National Parks (and beyond) from the far reaches of the Yukon to Great White North’s Atlantic Coast. According to their team of writers and intrepid travelers, Canada is the kind of place that tourists return to over and over. In untouched nature, dreams and adventure become reality. Experience the vastness of the wilderness in the Yukon, watch the mighty grizzly bear catch the salmon, climb icy glaciers and let your gaze wander over magnificent glacier lakes reflecting the evergreen forests of the Canadian West.

 

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Their website is geared toward helping you discover every bit of Canada to the fullest, from the largest metropolises in the south to the boundless adventures of the north, the west and beyond. Canada is boundlessly diverse and boundlessly beautiful, and they have the resources to help you experience it.

 

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Photo credit: Outdooractive Editors

 

Places to Stay in or Around the Park:

 

9. Paradise Lodge and Bungalows

Paradise Lodge and Bungalows is located only 1 Km from beautiful Lake Louise in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. The lodge itself boasts individual cozy cabins and larger one and two bedrooms suites all surrounded by mountain views. As one of the few family owned business left in the Park, Paradise Lodge still values welcoming each guest with a friendly smile and a more personal touch.

 

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10. Lake Louise Inn

Surrounded by soaring pines and sweeping mountain views, Lake Louise Inn is nestled among the snowy peaks of Banff National Park and is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lake Louise Inn is a collection of five lodges, with nine different guest room types designed to fit every style and budget. Amenities include pet friendly rooms, free WIFI, heated indoor pool and whirlpools, 3 onsite restaurants, and more.

 

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11. Lake Agnes Tea House

The Lake Agnes Tea House is the highest and oldest tea house in Canada. Built by the Canadian Pacific Railway surveyors in 1901, the Tea House served as a refuge for hikers, and it still does today. Having a cup of fine loose leaf tea on the porch of the tea house over looking the sparkling waters of Lake Agnes and surrounded by craggy peaks is an experience that can’t be beat.

 

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Once you arrive at Lake Agnes, you can take comfort in knowing that the baker, who’s one of the owners, started baking fresh bread, homemade soup and mountain bars at 5:00 am on their old propane army stove. With no running water or electricity and all the fresh food carried up on the staff’s backs, life at Lake Agnes is an adventure.

 

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Jasper National Park

 

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Jasper National Park spans a massive 11,000 square kilometres and is the largest national park in Canada’s Rocky Mountains. The trail network is enormous, campgrounds are abundant, and the opportunities for outdoor adventure are unending.

 

Things to Do in or Around the Park:

 

12. The Jasper Art Gallery

The Jasper Art Gallery is a non-profit, artist-centered space that is administered by the Jasper Artists Guild in Jasper, Alberta. Since 2001, the gallery has had a unique track record of presenting innovative exhibitions by diverse local and regional artists in formative and established stages of their careers. Set amid the spectacular beauty of Jasper National Park, the Jasper Artists Guild fosters intimate and supportive spaces for artists to develop and take risks with their work. The popularity of the surrounding park garners international attention for exhibiting artists and inspires the creation of artwork to brighten homes and evoke special memories for travelers.

 

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13. SunDog Tour Co.

Welcome to the heart of the Rockies, SunDog Tour Co., has been providing first class transportation, tours, and activities to visitors of Western Canada. Locally owned and operated, they are proud to offer personalized, consistent, and quality products and services throughout the Canadian Rockies and beyond. The company’s owners, programmers, drivers, and guides all work, live, and play in the Rockies, and their love for their surroundings is infectious.

 

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14. Jasper Sky Tram

 

The Jasper SkyTram offers some of the best views of Canada’s largest and most inspiring Rocky Mountain National Park. In just over seven minutes, guests gain over 1,000 meters of elevation, taking them to the upper station 2,263m above sea level. From there guests can enjoy amazing views of the six surrounding mountain ranges, glacial fed turquoise lakes and opaque river waters while they dine at the Summit Restaurant and hike to the summit to be rewarded with unobstructed 360º views of the UNESCO World Heritage Site; Jasper National Park.

 

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15. Marmot Basin

Marmot Basin, located in the UNESCO Heritage Site Jasper National Park, is all altitude and no attitude. With breathtaking scenery and diverse terrain, skiers of all abilities – from beginner to double black – love the long runs and perfectly groomed trails that Marmot Basin offers. Marmot Basin receives lots of dry, light Rocky Mountain snow, and has a longer than average ski season thanks to Marmot’s northern latitude and highest base elevation of any resort in Canada.

 

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16. Walks and Talks Jasper

Paula Beauchamp, owner of Walks & Talks Jasper, is a professional guide and lifetime Jasper resident who has a passion for sharing Jasper gems like Mt. Edith Cavell and the five bridges of Maligne Canyon. Paula has planned stops to point out things of interest, so you will go away with a better appreciation for Jasper National Park. There is always time for photos, because it’s all about Nature.

 

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17. Jasper Museum

 

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The Jasper Museum is the only historical gallery in Jasper National Park. Their permanent displays detail Jasper’s history including the earliest travelers in the park , the fur trade, railroad, guides, outfitters and Metis history. The feature exhibits this summer are: Cutting Ties in the Whirlpool Valley and Bears in the Alley.

 

Places to Stay in or Around the Park:

 

18. Sunwapta Falls Rocky Mountain Lodge

Sunwapta Falls Rocky Mountain Lodge’s location is incredible — 50km south of downtown Jasper, 50km north of the Columbia Icefields, and a five minute walk to the gorgeous Sunwapta Falls. The staff specialize in helping guests plan their days, and they offer fully customized daily itineraries and activity bookings at the front desk. The evening dining is exquisite and for passers by, the hotel offers food all day long in the heritage lodge.

 

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19. Fairmont Jasper

 

Situated in Alberta’s magnificent Jasper National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the iconic Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is a must visit during your trip through Jasper! The 700 acre resort is surrounded by nature and abundant wildlife, wrapping around the shores of pristine Lac Beauvert and Canada’s #1 Golf Resort Course. Enjoy a wide variety of outdoor recreational activities including golf, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, horseback riding and mountain biking in the summer and ice skating, snowshoeing and skiing in the winter.

 

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Pacific Rim National Park

 

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The Pacific Rim National Park Reserve is unlike any other park in the country. The stunning natural beauty of Canada’s West Coast is accompanied by an extensive list of must-try things to do. Visitors can hike old-growth forests, catch waves, kayak rivers and streams, and take advantage of the many different environments, charming towns, and cozy accommodation options that make this stretch of coastline so special.

 

Things to Do in or Around the Park:

 

Island Hop by Kayak

Hop aboard a kayak and venture from island to island within the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. Adventurers who can’t get enough of island hopping can even camp at the designated areas on the Turret, Gibraltar, Hand, Dodd, Clarke, Willis and Gilbert Islands.

 

Hike the West Coast Trail

Every serious hiker should conquer the West Coast Trail in their lifetime. Once the survival trail for shipwreck victims, this trail leads to secluded beaches, suspension bridges, and some of the park’s most peaceful streams and rivers.

 

20. Pacific Surf Co.

Pacific Surf Co. is nestled among the big trees and beautiful seas on Canada’s Pacific coast. The beauty of their surroundings is unparalleled, with the community to match it. They have a deep love for the environment they live in and a passion for getting people out in nature. Visit Pacific Surf Co. to explore Tofino’s waters, either in the form of a surf lesson, surf camp, or paddle board lesson. Learn from the most enthusiastic, caring, and qualified instructors out there.

 

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21. Tofino Sea Kayaking

 

When visiting the west coast of Vancouver Island, Pacific Rim National Park and Tofino, venturing on the water to explore the vast ocean environment is vital. At Tofino Sea Kayaking, the people love introducing visitors to the complex network of islands, and forests that make up Clayoquot Sound.

 

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22. Tofino Surf Adventures

 

Tofino Surf Adventures offers surfing lessons that focus on being in the water. Are you ready to catch your first wave, pop up quicker, ramp up your style or just want someone to show you where the best waves are? Tofino Surf Adventures is exactly what you’re looking for. With our safe, exciting and educational lesson options, available for individuals, families, or groups of friends, there’s something for every type of visitor. Their team guarantees you will get as stoked about surfing as they are.

 

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23. Ocean Outfitters

Adventure seekers and nature lovers, Ocean Outfitters is the perfect place to kick off all of your Tofino activities. Join them for whale and bear watching experience aboard a luxurious covered vessel, or for a real thrill jump aboard one of their Zodiacs to experience the water’s wilder side. The company’s recommended Hot Springs Cove tours offer all of the wildlife you’re seeking, plus a rainforest hike and a soak in remote natural pools. Whichever program you choose, you’re guaranteed to see kilometre after kilometre of stunning natural scenery.

 

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24. Surf Sister

What better way to experience the beautiful beaches and ocean of Pacific Rim National Park than to learn to surf?! Surf Sister is Canada’s best known and trusted surf school, teaching women, men and kids since 1999.

 

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25. Remote Passages Marine Excursions

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You arrive to Pacific Rim National Park Reserve at the end of a winding highway; you look out to admire sea lions darting through the surf, and whales spouting offshore. Catch your breath, then call ‘Remote’ — they’ll get you out there! Remote Passages Marine Excursions launches from Tofino, out onto the open Pacific to once-in-a-lifetime encounters with gray whales, sea otters and huge northern sea lions.

 

26. Sea to Sky Expeditions

Follow Sea to Sky Expeditions down the path less travelled. Sea to Sky Expeditions has been offering quality wilderness tours on the West Coast Trail in Pacific Rim National Park and the Chilkoot Trail in the Chilkoot National Historic Site since 1988. They provide fully catered, backcountry wilderness experiences in a fun and safe environment. Both Parks are full of an amazing diversity of wildlife, stunning scenery and interesting history.

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Photo credit: Srikanth Jandhyala

 

27. The Pedaler

 

Victoria is the cycling capital of Canada making it a playground for all outdoor enthusiasts. The temperate climate and geography also make Victoria a natural choice for both serious and casual cyclists. The neighbourhoods, each with their own distinctive personality, make for interesting excursions around town by bicycle. The parks, paths, and low traffic corridors take you easily from one area of the city to another when travelling by bicycle. The city is small enough that you can cover most of it by bicycle, and large enough to keep things interesting. Whether you want to cruise around town, get out on the Galloping Goose or Lochside Trails, hit the back roads with the roadies, or tackle some serious west coast mountain biking, The Pedaler can accommodate it all.

 

 

Places to Stay in or Around the Park:

 

28. Wickaninnish Inn

 

The Wickaninnish Inn story began in January 1955 when owner Dr. Howard McDiarmid first moved to Tofino and assumed responsibility for the Tofino General Hospital. Over the years, he recognized the unique nature of the area and was instrumental in the creation of the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve in 1971. The establishment of the national park eventually resulted in the conversion of the original Wickaninnish Inn to today’s marine interpretive centre. The Inn’s closure sparked Howard’s vision to someday recreate its rustic elegance in a modern hotel context.

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29. Chesterman House

 

The Chesterman House is minutes away from Pacific Rim National Park, located oceanfront on the specular Chesterman Beach.

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Places to Dine in or Around the Park:

 

30. Chocolate Tofino

 

After a stroll on one of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve’s beautiful beaches, a homemade Gelato in a freshly-baked waffle cone really hits the spot! Chocolate Tofino’s Hot Chocolate Elixir warms the soul after a cool, misty rainforest walk. And their handmade gourmet chocolates can be savoured all year-round while watching the sun set into the Pacific Ocean. Because they make everything in house from scratch, using local ingredients, our guests can truly get a taste of Vancouver Island.

 

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31. Tacofino

 

Since 2009, Tacofino’s iconic orange truck has resided at the back of the Live to Surf parking lot, close enough to the windswept beaches of Tofino to grab a bite between surfs. The menu features West Coast-inspired tacos, burritos, and gringas with a fusion of the sun-dappled, surf-centric spirit of Tofino.

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Photo credit: Veronique

 

 

Bruce Peninsula National Park

 

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Photo credit: Bruce Peninsula National Park

The dramatic cliffs of Bruce Peninsula National Park drop into the crystal clear waters of the Georgian Bay, drawing travelers from around the world. Visitors can snap photos of rare wildlife, including reptiles and black bears, or hike among towering cedar trees and lush greenery. Bruce Peninsula National Park is one of Canada’s best-kept secrets.

Things to Do in or Around the Park:

 

Boulder Along the Shoreline

Bruce Peninsula National Park’s shoreline boulders are ideal for avid climbers seeking adventure in a remote and scenic setting. A complete map of where to boulder in the park can be found on the Bruce Peninsula National Park website.

The Visitor Centre

Bruce Peninsula National Park’s visitor centre is one that shouldn’t be missed. Visitors can enjoy the Franklin Expedition Exhibit, shining light on the mysteries surrounding the 1845 Franklin Expedition, from July 6 to Oct. 31, this year.

32. South Bruce Peninsula

 

The Town of South Bruce Peninsula includes, Wiarton, basecamp to the Bruce Peninsula which is home to the Niagara Escarpment, a World Biosphere Reserve, over 500 miles of shoreline, the Bruce Trail, the world famous weather prognosticating groundhog Wiarton Willie, Retro Sauble Beach, and the second longest freshwater beach in the world.

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33. Divers Den

 

Divers Den operates in Fathom Five National Marine Park where we have access to over 20 preserved shipwrecks from the 1800’s and 1900’s. You don’t have to be a scuba diver to explore these wrecks either. There are a handful of the shipwrecks that can be enjoyed as a snorkeler as they are 20 feet or less below the surface. The crystal clear waters allow you to enjoy the beauty of the shipwrecks regardless of whether you are above or below the waterline.

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Places to Stay in or Around the Park:

 

34. The Blue Bay Motel

 

The Blue Bay Motel is located at the head of the Bruce trail, directly in front of the Trail’s end Cairn. They are a short five-minute walk to the head of the trail, at the Visitor’s Center, and a short two-minute walk to the head of the harbour, where dive boats and ferry boats depart for the national marine park. In the past, they’ve donated 1-percent of all cash sales to the Bruce Trail Conservancy; this year they’re upping that to 1-percent of all sales. They have been rated the No. 1 accommodation in Tobermory by their guests for 8 years running. All 16 rooms have been renovated to reflect their unique flare and love of the area. With knowledgeable and friendly staff, they make every stay a memorable one.

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Places to Dine in or Around the Park:

 

35. Northern Confections

 

Northern Confections is a friendly and affordable candy store, coffee bar, ice cream parlour, approximately 45-minutes from Bruce Peninsula National Park. They offer handmade confections, including fudges, brittles, caramel corn, toffee and chocolates. They also serve excellent FTO cappuccinos and lattes, and the kid in everyone enjoys their well stocked ice cream bar. Northern Confections is also home to the largest rooftop patio in Bruce and Grey County.

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Sauble Falls Provincial Park

 

As  one of few provincial parks on the list, Sauble Falls is clearly a spectacular natural gem. From here, visitors can explore the Bruce Peninsula and Sauble Beach. Known for its excellent fishing, the park is also ideal for hiking, wildlife viewing, canoeing and so much more.

 

Things to Do in or Around the Park:

 

Cycle Through the Park

Cycling is permitted on the roads within Sauble Falls Provincial Park. Visitors can even reach the beach by biking less than 3 kilometres from the park grounds. There’s simply no better way to get around.

 

Rent a Canoe

Sauble Falls Provincial Park is ideal for travelers who like to spend time on the water. Canoe rentals can be found on the north side of the Sauble River. Anglers will also find the fishing areas adjacent to the falls loaded with salmon and trout in the spring and fall.

 

36. Sauble Golf and Country Club

Three miles east of Sauble Beach, Sauble Golf & Country Club lies on a gently rolling Algonquin plain, embraced by the picturesque Sauble River, featuring flowing fairways, 18 lush greens and a wide variety of old growth trees, including Sky Rocket cedars, Georgian Bay windswept pines, poplar, oak and willow. The Club House, built in 1952, mixes historic ambience with modern-day comforts. The Culinary Team gets rave reviews for their steaks, roast beef and mouth-watering smoked burgers, ribs and pulled pork. And if you are wondering where everyone is on Thursday Nights, they’re all at the Sauble Golf and Country Club for the Big Crazy Wing Night and Live Karaoke.

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Jump to Any Park Activity Here:

 

Banff National Park

Banff Trail Riders  |  GoTrekkers | AllTrails | Aster Mountain Adventures | Out and About with the GeoKs | Timberline Tours | Outdooractive | Paradise Lodge and Bungalows | Lake Louise Inn | Lake Agnes Tea House

Jasper National Park

The Jasper Art Gallery | SunDog Tour Co. | Jasper Sky Tram | Marmot Basin | Walks and Talks Jasper | Jasper Museum | Sunwapta Falls Rocky Mountain Lodge | Fairmont Jasper

Pacific Rim National Park

Pacific Surf Co. | Tofino Sea Kayaking | Tofino Surf Adventures | Ocean Outfitters | Surf Sister | Remote Passages Marine Excursions | Sea to Sky Expeditions | The Pedaler | Wickaninnish Inn | Chesterman House | Chocolate Tofino | Tacofino

Bruce Peninsula National Park

South Bruce Peninsula | Divers Den | The Blue Bay Motel | Northern Confections

Sauble Falls Provincial Park

Sauble Golf and Country Club

Kootenay National Park

Kootenay River Runners | Pleiades Spa & Wellness | Canadian Rockies Hot Springs

Yoho National Park

Rafting the Rockies | Emerald Lake Lodge

Kokanee Glacier Park

Backcountry Skiing Canada

Waterton Lakes National Park

Blakiston and Company | Waterton Lakes Opera House | The Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies | Waterton Springs Camping

Prince Albert National Park

The Mann Art Gallery | Waskesiu Lake | Front Country Camping | oTENTiks

Mont-Tremblant National Park

Discovery of the Park Guided Tour | Rent an E-Bike | Hotel Quintessence | Fairmont Tremblant

Gros Morne National Park

Blackawton Boat Tours | Cruise the Freshwater Fjord | Hike Gros Morne Mountain | Taste of Gros Morne

Georgian Bay Islands National Park

Catch the Daytripper | Bike Beausoleil Island | Go Tours Canada | Elm Cove Cottages’ | Waterfront Cabins

Pukaskwa National Park

White River Suspension Bridge Trail | Geocaching | Rock Island Lodge

Kejimkujik National Park and Historic Site

Mariner Cruises Whale and Seabird Tours | Whynot Adventure/The Keji Outfitters | Camp in the Park

Thousand Islands National Park

Thousand Islands Playhouse | oTENTik

Kluane National Park

Arctic Range Adventure | Kluane Glacier Air Tours | Black Bear Wilderness Adventures Inc. | Nature Tours of Yukon | Alpine Aviation | Rocking Star Adventures Ltd. | Terre Boreale | The Cabin/Kluane Ecotours

Wapusk National Park

Polar Bear Viewing | Aerial Tours | The Churchill Hotel

Terra Nova National Park

O’Brien’s Whale and Bird Tours | Trinity Eco-Tours Lodge

Nahanni National Park Reserve

Arctic Tours Canada | Black Feather — The Wilderness Adventure Company | Camping at the Park

Gulf Islands National Park Reserve

Dog Mermaid Eco Excursions | Pender Island Kayak Adventures | Poet’s Cove

La Mauricie National Park

Tours Voir Quebec | Cascades Waterfalls Natural Pool | oTENTik Tents

Point Pelee National Park

Hike, Bike, Paddle, and Explore | Sturgeon Woods

Sable Island National Park

Hit the Beach | White Point Beach Resort

Mount Revelstoke National Park

The Amazing Trees Tour | Hike to the Summit | Backcountry Camping

Grasslands National Park

Discover Wildlife from Now and Then | Go Backpacking | Camp in the Park

Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Cabot Trail | Camp in the Park

Riding Mountain National Park

Wasagaming | Wildlife Viewing | Hiking | Camp in the Park | Whitehouse Bakery

Kootenay National Park

 

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Kootenay National Park was established in 1920, and in its nearly 100 years, the park has become a major attraction for adventurers across the country and around the world. Visitors will find mountain peaks, frigid mountain rivers, steaming hot springs, and new scenery and wildlife around every turn.

Things to Do in or Around the Park:

 

37. Kootenay River Runners

Rafting the Kootenay River provides a unique way for travellers to get close to nature, experience the thrill of white water rapids and it’s the only way to see the stunning Pedley Falls. Starting on the border of Kootenay National Park this trip explores the most beautiful and remote section of the Kootenay River. This is the perfect trip for families and outdoor enthusiasts alike.

 

38. Pleiades Spa & Wellness

 

At Pleiades Spa & Wellness, the incredible Rocky Mountains location in Kootenay National Park at the Radium Hot Springs pool complex combines the healing power of nature with specialized therapeutic treatments, creating an unforgettable experience for everyone who walks through the doors. Clients can relax and renew in the spacious facility, complete with a private plunge pool, steam room and lounge area that provides direct access to the mineral pools and outdoor pool deck.

39. Canadian Rockies Hot Springs

Gaze up at the rock cliffs of Sinclair Canyon from the spacious mineral hot pool and see if you can spot one of the bighorn sheep that make this canyon its home. Surrounded by dramatic red rock cliffs, and surrounded by wildlife and forests, the Radium Hot Springs has been a favourite stop for travellers for over 100 years. Kids will love swimming and diving in the cool swimming pool while adults can kick back, relax and unwind in the hot pool.

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Yoho National Park

 

Yoho was named for the Cree expression meaning awe and wonder, and all visitors will agree it fits. Towering rock walls collide with waterfalls and snow-covered peaks to create natural scenery that will have you snapping photos everywhere you turn. Adventurous travelers love the world-renowned hiking, sightseeing, and camping, which is difficult to rival anywhere else in the world.

 

Things to Do in or Around the Park:

Canoe Emerald Lake

The turquoise Emerald Lake is ideal for canoeing in the warmer months of spring, summer and fall. Adventurers can make a day of the canoe trip by stopping at the famous Natural Bridge and picnicking lakeside.

 

Burgess Shale Fossil Beds

The Burgess Shale Fossil Beds are some of the most significant and oldest fossil beds in the world. As the source of many groundbreaking scientific discoveries, these secure locations can be accessed by guided hike only, but the adventure is well worth the journey.

 

40. Rafting the Rockies

 

Just outside of Yoho National Park, the Kicking Horse River is one of a kind! It has amazing beauty in its canyons and wildlife to be seen. The rapids are what has made this river world famous with endless thrills and fun. Kootenay River Runners’ experienced guides will ensure you are smiling and drenched all day. Rafting the Kicking Horse River is a bucket-list experience for all adventure seekers.

 

Places to Stay in or Around the Park:

 

41. Emerald Lake Lodge

 

Emerald Lake Lodge is the only property on secluded Emerald Lake, surrounded by the breathtaking Rocky Mountains. The lodge is twenty minutes west of Lake Louise. Originally built in 1902 by the Canadian Pacific Railway, this historic property includes 85 comfortable units situated in 24 chalet-style cabins. Ease your stress in our gorgeous outdoor hot tub while enjoying the stunning view; or savour our internationally renowned ‘Rocky Mountain Cuisine’ in the Mount Burgess dining room.

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Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park

 

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Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park is located just north of the British Columbian town of Nelson. Kokanee Lake, measuring 1,200 metres long and 400 metres wide, is the star of the show, but the surrounding snow-covered mountain peaks, several other renowned lakes, and seemingly endless hiking trails truly make this park one of a kind. Visitors are encouraged to hike, climb, fish, and stay the night in a tent or historic cabin.

Things to Do in or Around the Park:

 

Fish the Park

Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park is an ideal destination for lake anglers. Fishing can be enjoyed at the Kokanee, Kaslo, Tanal and Gibson Lakes. You’ll need a license to fish in British Columbia, so log onto the park website to find out where to purchase one.

 

Canoe or Kayak Gibson Lake

Although motorized boats are not permitted on the park’s lakes, visitors will find a convenient launch for kayaks, canoes and other non-motorized vessels at Gibson Lake.

 

42. Backcountry Skiing Canada

Backcountry Skiing Canada offers the largest dedicated Backcountry Skiing community to encourage safe travel through the mountains, promote a healthy appreciation for Mother Nature, and crank up the fun factor. They’re a one-stop-shop for skiers and adventurers seeking timely, on-the-money information. Find route descriptions, trip reports, gear reviews, photos, videos, comps and other like minded people with the knowledge you want.  Backcountry Skiing Canada offers 300 ski touring routes across Canada, 500+ gear reviews, 400 videos and an active forum/blog thats viewed by over 4,000 people per day. They’re not just skiing however, in the off season, just like our followers, we’re obsessed with hiking, biking, camping, climbing and paddle sports—there is something for every adventurer at BackcountrySkiingCanada.com.

 

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Waterton Lakes National Park

 

Waterton Lakes National Park offers the best of both worlds — the jaw-dropping peaks of the Canadian Rockies and Alberta’s picture-perfect prairies. Visitors enjoy mountain views, babbling streams, rushing waterfalls, and wildlife that is as diverse as the area’s wildflowers. An adorable waterfront town often serves as a home base for visitors, creating the perfect combination of wilderness and civilization.

Things to Do in or Around the Park:

 

Hit the Trails

Waterton Lakes National Park is home to more than 200 kilometres of hiking trails, which range from leisurely walks in the woods to strenuous climbs. Bring your hiking shoes and your camera to enjoy day after day of adventure.

 

Volunteer in the Park

There’s no better way to give back to your favourite National Park than to donate your time and energy. Waterton Lakes National Park encourages visitors to volunteer and gain a closer understanding of the park’s one-of-a-kind ecosystems.

 

43. Blakiston and Company

 

When visiting Waterton, two things will stand out to you: the mountains and the lakes. And what better way to explore these gorgeous lakes than getting out on them on one of our stand up paddleboards, kayaks or canoes? Experience Waterton the way it was meant to be. Control your own adventure, and always make sure to #LiveInsideThePostcard. The Blakiston and Company motto, this saying encompasses all that it means to enjoy nature in a fun and safe way that you will never forget.

 

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Photo Credit: Jeff Spackman

44. Waterton Lakes Opera House

 

For over eighty years, the Waterton Lakes Opera House has been a beloved part of the Waterton Park community. Built in 1935 as a cinema, the Opera House still has many of the original vintage features. In 2016, the theatre upgraded to digital projection for its nightly movie presentations. And throughout its season, from May to October, there will be live concert performances, big screen cinema events, festivals and special speaker presentations.

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45. The Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies

 

You cannot see and truly appreciate the majesty of these incredible mountains unless you get off the highway and into the backcountry and there are only two ways to do that; backpack or ride a horse. With The Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies, you get spectacular scenery, great food, professional guides, teepee/tent accommodations (with raised cots and mattresses) hot water, and a hot shower ending the day with live cowboy entertainment and western history and culture. As a non-profit club, they have been operating these historic trail rides for 93 consecutive years, which means they have a great product, and they know how to give people the best vacation of their life. For beginners and advanced riders — the ideal “City Slickers” vacation.

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Places to Stay in or Around the Park:

 

46. Waterton Springs Camping

 

Waterton Springs Camping is the closest private campground to Waterton National Park and can offer all types of camping. They have almost 180 sites, each with its own fire pit and picnic table. They offer a clean campground with friendly service catering to families. The land is owned by the NCC and offers a 1.5 km nature walk and nature center geared for children to learn about nature. This will be the final year of operation, as the NCC has decided to close the campground for public use.

Prince Albert National Park

 

Prince Albert National Park is an ideal combination of accessibility and wilderness, allowing visitors to enjoy activities ranging from relaxing canoe rides to action-packed wakeboarding excursions. If you enjoy lakeside towns, cozy cabins, and long beach days, a visit to Prince Albert National Park is a must this year.

 

Things to Do in or Around the Park:

 

Take a Pilgrimage

Visitors can venture to the legendary Grey’s Owl cabin by foot or canoe on a multi-day adventure within the park. The trail travels through wetlands, forests, and past some of the park’s most picturesque lakes to the cabin, which was once home to conservationist Archibald Stansfeld Belaney.

 

47. The Mann Art Gallery

 

The Mann Art Gallery engages, stimulates, and facilitates the development, presentation, and preservation of the visual arts in the diverse communities of Prince Albert and northern Saskatchewan.

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48. Waskesiu Lake

Enjoy the well-serviced beaches and charming lakeside town of Waskesiu Lake. Motorized and non-motorized water activities, hiking and cycling trails make Waskesiu Lake one of the best features of this fun-filled and family-friendly park.

 

Photo credit: Kyla Duhamel
Photo credit: Kyla Duhamel

 

Places to Stay in or Around the Park:

 

49. Front Country Camping

A number of vehicle accessible campgrounds are available throughout the park, with everything from tent sites to full-service RV camping.

 

Photo credit: Jeff
Photo credit: Jeff

 

50. oTENTik

 

Parks Canada oTENTik cabins in the Beaver Glen Campground offer the perfect family camping experience. The oTENTik, a Parks Canada-only feature, is a spacious blend of an A-frame cabin and a tent, complete with furniture, beds and a raised floor.

Photo credit: Jeff
Photo credit: Jeff

 

 

Mont-Tremblant National Park

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Mont-Tremblant National Park is home to 400 lakes and streams and six major rivers, creating an atmosphere that’s ideal for kayaking, canoeing, fishing and wildlife viewing. In fact, there are more than 40 mammal species in the park, which means you won’t want to leave your camera behind.

Things to Do in or Around teh Park:

 

51. Discovery of the Park Guided Tour

 

Uncover the most popular natural wonders of Mont-Tremblant National Park with the most experienced guide. Enjoy picture-perfect views of Lac Monroe, la Chute du Diable, les Chutes Croches, and more.

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52. Rent an E-Bike

Mont-Tremblant National Park’s e-bikes allow you to ride comfortably through the park, reach otherwise inaccessible areas, and climb steep accents in a fun and exciting way.

 

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Photo credit: Julia Manzerova

 

Places to Stay in or Around the Park :

 

53. Hotel Quintessence

Hôtel Quintessence is Tremblant’s preeminent boutique hotel, offering unparalleled beauty, comfort, luxury and service in the heart of the Laurentians. Inspired by old-world estates, Hôtel Quintessence is your exclusive waterfront retreat featuring 30 luxury suites on picturesque Lake Tremblant for a memorable vacation. Discover this destination, awarded ‘Best small hotel in northeastern America’ by Conde Nast Johansens and ‘Best luxury hotel’ by Trip Advisor with all the services that only a grand hotel can offer.

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54. Fairmont Tremblant

Nestled in the heart of a scenic village at the foot of the mountain, Fairmont Tremblant is the only ‘’ski-in/ski-out’’ resort of the region. Fairmont Tremblant has stunning indoor and outdoor pools, jacuzzi and newly renovated Spa de Tremblant. All of the 314 spacious guest rooms come appointed with high-end amenities and many of them offer magnificent views over the majestic Mont-Tremblant or Tremblant Lake.

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Gros Morne National Park

 

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Whether you’re in search of pristine beaches, alpine hikes, dramatic fjords or the opportunity to snap photos of caribou and moose, Gros Morne National Park offers all of the makings of a life-changing adventure. Don’t forget to view the park’s panoramic views from the summit of Gros Morne Mountain.

Things to Do in or Around the Park:

 

55. Blackawton Boat Tours

 

On Blackawton Boat Tours’ Historic Tour from Norris Point, you can sit and chat with the company’s Tour Guides (a.k.a. owners Greg and Tanya Osmond) and learn about the history of early settlement in Gros Morne National Park, experience the cultural history of its people, explore the unique geology of the Tablelands and Bonne Bay from the water, and view the whales, dolphins, bald eagles and other wildlife that the area has to offer. Be careful, Greg’s family has lived there for more than 200 years, and he has a lot of stories that he will try to tell you (ask him about the story of the British Royal Family’s illegitimate connection to the area).

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56. Cruise the Freshwater Fjord

 

Visitors to Gros Morne National Park can take this easy walk past natural bogs and forest to the dock for a scenic boat trip up Western Brook Pond, cruising the base of majestic cliff walls where waterfalls flow, to the end of the pristine freshwater fjord.

Photo credit: VisitGrosMorne
Photo credit: VisitGrosMorne

 

57. Hike Gros Morne Mountain

Gros Morne is the second tallest peak on Newfoundland, surpassed only by Lewis Hill. Gros Morne means “big lonely mountain,” and because it is often capped by clouds or cloaked in fog, the mountain always seems to exemplify its name. In September 1976, the trail to the top was named for former British Prime Minister James Callaghan to honor his conservation efforts.

 

Places to Dine in or Around the Park:

 

58. Taste of Gros Morne

 

Taste of Gros Morne is a company that promotes locally sourced food and some of the best restaurant operators situated in Gros Morne National Park. Taste of Gros Morne offers three different progressive food tour experiences that highlight not only the local food and traditions of Rural Newfoundland but also, the beauty and natural wonders that caused Gros Morne National Park to be established here in the first place. You can enjoy a western NL experience in Gros Morne National Park during a high-end experience on the “Finer Things Food Tour”, a rustic and culturally beautiful experience on our “Seaside Food Tour” in Woody Point or, while taking in the amazing vistas on the walking “Off the Eaten Track” food tour in Norris Point.

 

Taste of Gros Morne

Georgian Bay Islands National Park

 

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Leave the hustle and bustle and noise of the city far behind you, and escape to an Island where nature is exactly the way it is intended. Nestled in the famous 30,000 islands, the world’s largest chain of freshwater islands, Georgian Bay Islands National Park is where you’ll be inspired by the rugged beauty of the Canadian Shield and the clear water of Georgian Bay. Muskoka’s only National Park straddles two natural regions and is a core protected area of the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve.

Things to Do:

 

59. Catch the Daytripper

 

The Daytripper is a simple way to find adventure and natural beauty on any visit to the park. These boat trips to Georgian Bay Islands National Park venture north to Cedar Spring or south to Chimney Bay and can be reserved in spring, summer, or fall.

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Photo credit: GreenRavenPhotography.com

 

60. Bike Beausoleil Island

 

Biking is one of the best ways to explore the many trails of Beausoleil Island. Whether you’re looking for trails with technical sections or a leisurely pedal with friends, the bike rental experts at Cedar Spring Visitor Centre on Beausoleil Island can help you find exactly what you’re seeking.

 

61. Go Tours Canada

 

Go Tours Canada allows you to experience the thrill of riding an off-road Segway PT x2 through the cross country trails at Horseshoe Resort in Georgian Bay.

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Places to Stay in or Around the Park:

 

62. Elm Cove Cottages’

 

Elm Cove Cottages’ offers family vacations one short boat ride from Georgian Bay Islands National Park, a group of 59 islands & shoals, in a unique & globally significant ecosystem: the UNESCO Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve! These 30,000 Islands are one of the largest freshwater archipelagoes in the world; home to unique reptiles, amphibians and more than 100 species of animals and plants.

 

 

63. Waterfront Cabins

 

Relax in an authentic Muskoka chair at one of the park’s private, two-person cabins overlooking the picture-perfect Georgian Bay.

 

Pukaskwa National Park

 

Photo credit: Robert Taylor
Photo credit: Robert Taylor

 

If you haven’t been to Pukaskwa National Park yet, you’re missing out. Lining the granite shores of Lake Superior, this park offers secluded beaches, coastal cliffs, rare wildlife, wetlands, and countless places to adventure amongst some of the country’s most impressive natural beauty.

 

Things to Do in or Around the Park:

 

64. White River Suspension Bridge Trail

 

When you’re looking for a challenging but rewarding day hike, the White River Suspension Bridge Trail is the perfect adventure. Take in the impressive views from high above the roaring waterfall and cross the White River Suspension Bridge, which serves as an adrenaline-pumping twist.

 

Photo credit: Mark Harris
Photo credit: Mark Harris

 

65. Geocaching

Turn your visit to Pukaskwa National Park into an adventurous treasure hunt by Geocaching with your entire family. Uncover unique treasures while surrounded by the park’s stunning natural beauty.

 

Photo credit: Mark Harris
Photo credit: Mark Harris

 

Places to Stay:

 

66. Rock Island Lodge

 

The Rock Island Lodge offers the only waterfront accommodations for over 400 kilometres (250 miles) around. There are plenty of paddling and hiking opportunities nearby. The Rock Island Lodges offers sea kayak, canoe and stand up paddleboard instruction and day trips. They also rent boats and offer shuttle service to nearby parks.

Kejimkujik National Park and Historic Site

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Kejimkujik National Park and Historic Site is more than your average Canadian national park. It’s a place where adventurous activities, like camping, hiking, and paddling are connected through nature and the area’s Mi’kmaw culture. Visitors can discover ancient petroglyphs while canoeing the same routes the Mi’kmaw people did for centuries.

Things to Do in or Around the Park:

 

67. Mariner Cruises Whale and Seabird Tours

 

Mariner Cruises encourages you to experience whale watching in the Bay of Fundy, which is known around the world as a natural wonder for its high tides and complex and unique eco-systems. People who enjoy the beauty of nature will love heading out to sea to be among the mighty and majestic humpback whales and other diverse wildlife.

 

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68. Whynot Adventure/The Keji Outfitters

Kejimkujik National Park, although boasting some of the finest backcountry infrastructure (stocked firewood, groomed portages, backcountry cabins), is little known and therefore offers unparalleled solitude. Whynot Adventure is Keji’s (the local way of saying the park name) only outfitter, providing canoe, kayak, bike and camping equipment rentals at some of the lowest prices found in Canadian National Parks.

 

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69. Discover Mi’kmaq History

For thousands of years, the Mi’kmaq people paddled the interconnected lakes and rivers of Kejimkujik National Park, setting up fishing and hunting camps along the shores. Uncover history by admiring the park’s famous Mi’kmaq petroglyphs.

Places to Stay in or Around the Park:

 

70. Camp in the Park

 

The best way to experience Kejimkujik National Park is by staying overnight in the comfort of your tent or RV. Whether you prefer camping among the trees or pulling your trailer up close to the facilities, camping in Kejimkujik National Park gives you an opportunity to live amongst some of our country’s most beautiful natural travel scenery.

Jump to Any Park Activity Here:

 

Banff National Park

Banff Trail Riders  |  GoTrekkers | AllTrails | Aster Mountain Adventures | Out and About with the GeoKs | Timberline Tours | Outdooractive | Paradise Lodge and Bungalows | Lake Louise Inn | Lake Agnes Tea House

Jasper National Park

The Jasper Art Gallery | SunDog Tour Co. | Jasper Sky Tram | Marmot Basin | Walks and Talks Jasper | Jasper Museum | Sunwapta Falls Rocky Mountain Lodge | Fairmont Jasper

Pacific Rim National Park

Pacific Surf Co. | Tofino Sea Kayaking | Tofino Surf Adventures | Ocean Outfitters | Surf Sister | Remote Passages Marine Excursions | Sea to Sky Expeditions | The Pedaler | Wickaninnish Inn | Chesterman House | Chocolate Tofino | Tacofino

Bruce Peninsula National Park

South Bruce Peninsula | Divers Den | The Blue Bay Motel | Northern Confections

Sauble Falls Provincial Park

Sauble Golf and Country Club

Kootenay National Park

Kootenay River Runners | Pleiades Spa & Wellness | Canadian Rockies Hot Springs

Yoho National Park

Rafting the Rockies | Emerald Lake Lodge

Kokanee Glacier Park

Backcountry Skiing Canada

Waterton Lakes National Park

Blakiston and Company | Waterton Lakes Opera House | The Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies | Waterton Springs Camping

Prince Albert National Park

The Mann Art Gallery | Waskesiu Lake | Front Country Camping | oTENTiks

Mont-Tremblant National Park

Discovery of the Park Guided Tour | Rent an E-Bike | Hotel Quintessence | Fairmont Tremblant

Gros Morne National Park

Blackawton Boat Tours | Cruise the Freshwater Fjord | Hike Gros Morne Mountain | Taste of Gros Morne

Georgian Bay Islands National Park

Catch the Daytripper | Bike Beausoleil Island | Go Tours Canada | Elm Cove Cottages’ | Waterfront Cabins

Pukaskwa National Park

White River Suspension Bridge Trail | Geocaching | Rock Island Lodge

Kejimkujik National Park and Historic Site

Mariner Cruises Whale and Seabird Tours | Whynot Adventure/The Keji Outfitters | Camp in the Park

Thousand Islands National Park

Thousand Islands Playhouse | oTENTik

Kluane National Park

Arctic Range Adventure | Kluane Glacier Air Tours | Black Bear Wilderness Adventures Inc. | Nature Tours of Yukon | Alpine Aviation | Rocking Star Adventures Ltd. | Terre Boreale | The Cabin/Kluane Ecotours

Wapusk National Park

Polar Bear Viewing | Aerial Tours | The Churchill Hotel

Terra Nova National Park

O’Brien’s Whale and Bird Tours | Trinity Eco-Tours Lodge

Nahanni National Park Reserve

Arctic Tours Canada | Black Feather — The Wilderness Adventure Company | Camping at the Park

Gulf Islands National Park Reserve

Dog Mermaid Eco Excursions | Pender Island Kayak Adventures | Poet’s Cove

La Mauricie National Park

Tours Voir Quebec | Cascades Waterfalls Natural Pool | oTENTik Tents

Point Pelee National Park

Hike, Bike, Paddle, and Explore | Sturgeon Woods

Sable Island National Park

Hit the Beach | White Point Beach Resort

Mount Revelstoke National Park

The Amazing Trees Tour | Hike to the Summit | Backcountry Camping

Grasslands National Park

Discover Wildlife from Now and Then | Go Backpacking | Camp in the Park

Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Cabot Trail | Camp in the Park

Riding Mountain National Park

Wasagaming | Wildlife Viewing | Hiking | Camp in the Park | Whitehouse Bakery

Thousand Islands National Park

 

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Un couple assis devant une tente oTentik. / A couple sit in front of oTentik.

Journey to the picturesque granite islands and windswept pine trees of Thousand Islands National Park. Explore secluded bays by kayak or powerboat. Enjoy a day by the river or overnight in waterfront oTENTik accommodations at the park’s mainland visitor centre. Discover rare species of turtles and birdlife alongside undulating hiking trails. Experience the magic of this captivating and historic wilderness, just a few hours from Toronto or Montreal.

Things to Do in or Around the Park:

 

Island Hop By Kayak

There are few parks in all of North America in which you can kayak or canoe from one island to another. Visitors can spend full days in Thousand Islands National Park paddling amongst the more 20 granite islands to beachcomb, snap photos, hike, or even stay the night.

 

Trails at Jones Creek

Thousand Islands National Park is renowned for its outdoor playground known as the trails at Jones Creek. Loaded with scenic overlooks, towering pines, and jagged rock faces, it’s easy to spend a full day exploring the trails, but shorter, 20-minute hikes can be done too.

 

71. Thousand Islands Playhouse

 

The Thousand Islands Playhouse was established in 1982 on the shores of the St. Lawrence River. It has grown to become the largest theatre in Eastern Ontario and one of the top summer theatre festivals in the province. This year marks not only Canada’s 150th birthday, but also the 35th anniversary of TIP. With eight incredible shows from May to October, we invite you to experience the music that shaped a generation, a romance that captivated the world, a twist on a classic, as well as hilarious stories of love and family. Tie up your boat, grab a drink, and join us for a summer of celebration at Canada’s dockside theatre.

 

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Places to Stay in or Around the Park:

 

72. oTENTik

 

Stay overnight in Thousand Islands National Park in the waterfront oTENTik accommodations at the park’s mainland visitor centre. Discover rare species of turtles and birdlife alongside undulating hiking trails. Experience the magic of this captivating and historic wilderness, just a few hours from Toronto or Montreal.

 

Kluane National Park

 

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Photo credit: paudia

A visit to Kluane National Park and Reserve is a must for those travellers looking to be immersed in nature, view diverse wildlife, and experience rich culture. While driving the Alaska Highway along the border of the Park, visitors will see stunning mountain vistas with snowcapped peaks, and in the spring, might just spot Dall Sheep on Tachäl Dhäl (Sheep Mountain) or a grizzly bear that’s just come out of hibernation. To truly grasp the size of the Park, one can take a flightseeing tour around some of Canada’s highest peaks and see the world’s largest non-polar icefield. Kluane National Park and Reserve encompasses 22,000 square kilometers and is home to impeccably blue lakes and endless scenic hiking trails – from one-hour, to multi-day.

Things to Do in or Around the Park:

 

73. Arctic Range Adventure

 

Arctic Range Adventure offers a unique range of exceptional experiences in the Arctic region, Yukon and Alaska, across the Arctic Circle, driving on the Arctic ice road, experiencing first nation culture, dog sledding along the Yukon Quest Race, canoeing, hiking, wildlife viewing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, ice fishing and watching the Aurora Borealis dance among the star-filled Arctic sky.

 

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74. Kluane Glacier Air Tours

Come see Canada’s highest mountain, Mount Logan (19,500′ or 6000m), and the world’s largest non-polar icefields. Of the top 20 tallest Mountains in North America, 17 are located in the the Wrangle Saint Elias Mountain range. Aerial tours are the best and only way to see the true heart of Kluane National Park.

 

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75. Black Bear Wilderness Adventures Inc.

In the Yukon tourism industry since 1993, Black Bear Wilderness Adventures immersed itself into this magical land with every fiber, learning about culture and history, loving the endless pristine nature and getting to know its great and diverse people. They decided to help visitors from all over the world share their love for amazing places like the Kluane National Park.

 

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76. Nature Tours of Yukon

Nature Tours of Yukon offers bucket list worthy experiences and nature photography adventures in Yukon & Northwest Territories. Their custom made trips and small-group nature adventures focus on authentic nature experiences in one of the planet’s most riveting nature destinations.

 

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77. Alpine Aviation

 

Alpine Aviation holds permits to allow customers to land in the national parks by float plane, wheel plane or ski planes. They offer opportunities to see the ice fields and glaciers that someday may not exist, paddle the waters of some of the most remote places on earth, or hike and explore unbelievably remote places.

78. Rocking Star Adventures Ltd.

The massive ice fields of Kluane National Park, which have the worlds largest non-polar ice fields, can only truly be appreciated by a spectacular flight seeing flight with Rocking Star Adventures Ltd. One of the pilots/owners of Rocking Star Adventures grew up with the Kluane National Park as his backyard, making him and his fellow guides more passionate about the area, because it is their home. Their knowledge about the park has been passed down for generations. Rocking Star Adventures

79. Terre Boreale

Kluane National Park is one of Canada’s most remote and least accessible parks. Go out there on your own, and you will only scratch the surface of what Kluane has to offer. Join the guides at Terre Boreale to explore deep into the park where only a handful of hikers go each year.

 

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Places to Stay in or Around the Park:

 

80. The Cabin/Kluane Ecotours

The Cabin & Kluane Ecotours offer a relaxed retreat in a spectacular setting adjacent to Kathleen Lake in Kluane National Park offering the finest of cabin accommodations & “edventures” for all ages and abilities. Kluane Ecotours (1)

Wapusk National Park

 

Photo credit: Emma
Photo credit: Emma

 

Manitoba’s Wapusk National Park is a place where adventurers’ dreams come true.  Many travelers visit in search of polar bears, and while sightings are common, visitors can also enjoy the park’s bogs, marshy wetlands, and rocky beaches, which serve as habitats for other rare mammals and birds. A visit to Wapusk National Park is especially unique because unescorted travelers are not permitted without escorting guides or tour operators.

Things to Do in or Around the Park:

 

81. Polar Bear Viewing

In early spring, mothers with cubs emerge from their earth dens in Wapusk National Park. Admiring these majestic creatures in their natural habitat is a bucket-list opportunity.

 

Photo credit: Emma
Photo credit: Emma

 

82. Aerial Tours

The crew at Hudson Bay Helicopters offers opportunities to view the park from above by helicopter for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

 

Photo credit: Emma
Photo credit: Emma

 

Places to Stay in or Around the Park:

 

83. The Churchill Hotel

 

The Churchill Hotel offers personal service to every visitor, every day of the week. The owners have whole life experience in this region, and they want to share its cultural, history, wildlife and breathtaking diverse scenic landscape with their guests.

Terra Nova National Park

 

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Terra Nova National Park is the most eastern national park in Canada, and although it’s not one of the most famous, it’s one of the most magical. Visitors can explore the park via land or sea and spend entire nights outdoors under some of the world’s starriest skies.

Things to Do in or Around the Park:

 

Paddle the Coastline

Adventurers can explore Terra Nova’s rugged coastline via kayak or canoe while ducking into sheltered coves, looking up at towering cliffs, and snapping photos of icebergs and whales. And there’s simply no better way to find the perfect campsite amongst the cool waters and under starry skies.

 

Hike the Trails

Terra Nova National Park is home to 80 kilometres of hiking trails that are begging to be explored. Adventurers can hike granite hills, conquer steep summits, cruise along the coastline, or stroll among towering trees and wildlife in the forests. Terra Nova is an ideal park for those who want to enjoy a variety of hikes on their spring or summer getaways

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84. O’Brien’s Whale and Bird Tours

Only a 2.5 hour drive from Terra Nova National Park you can find O’Brien’s Whale and Bird Tours.  They have been voted best boat tour by Newfoundlanders, offering Award Winning Boat Tours for over 30 years. Sail to the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve to view 1/2 a million Atlantic Puffins, watch the largest population of Humpback Whales in their natural environment and sail past 10,000-year-old icebergs. Explore the rugged coastline, named Top Coastal Destination in the World by National Geographic.

 

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Places to Stay in or Around the Park:

 

85. Trinity Eco-Tours Lodge

 

Trinity is a prime destination for the viewing of 22 species of whales and marine wildlife in a pristine setting of seascapes, island archipelagos with bird colonies and many varied type of seabirds. Eagles congregate here to raise their young. With such a bountiful feast from the ocean Murres, Turres, Gannets, Puffins, Guillemots, and other bird species congregate to raise their young. Be amazed with schools of Porpoises and Dolphins that pop by from time to time as well as the occasional visit by Orcas. WhaleMouth_n 1 (1)

Nahanni National Park Reserve

 

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The Cirque of the Unclimbables is one of the biggest draws to the Nahanni National Park Reserve, but the 30,000 square kilometre park offers even more natural wonders than the world renowned granite peaks. Visitors can enjoy alpine excursions, river trips, flightseeing and a long list of other adventures that expose the unrivaled beauty of this park.  Nahanni is a place for anyone who wants to uncover multiple natural wonders in one destination.

Things to Do in or Around the Park:

 

Day Flight Experience

Nahanni National Park’s flightseeing excursions offer once-in-a-lifetime experiences and views from above this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors enjoy a rare opportunity to access areas most other tourists will never see.

 

Nahanni River Trips

National Geographic recently named river trips in Nahanni National Park among the world’s top 20 tourism adventures. Advanced paddlers will love adventuring on the Flat and Nahanni Rivers, taking in some of the park’s best scenery from the water and secluded shorelines.

 

86. Arctic Tours Canada

Arctic Tours Canada offers outstanding customer service and abundance of knowledge from our local tour guides that know Yellowknife and Northwest Territories like they own the place.

 

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87. Black Feather — The Wilderness Adventure Company

Black Feather has been providing wilderness holidays in Canada’s most beautiful and remote national parks for 45 years.

 

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Places to Stay in or Around the Park:

 

88. Camping at the Park

Camping is encouraged at the Nahanni National Park Reserve, and they allow random camping in many areas. The park believes that by spreading campers out throughout the park, the vegetation is less harmed. However, a few designated campgrounds are also available. Log onto the park’s website to find out more about the many camping options.

 

Gulf Islands National Park Reserve

 

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Wildlife enthusiasts will fall in love with the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve at first sight. The waters, dotted with tiny tree-covered islands, are filled with orcas, otters, porpoises, seals, sea birds and other exciting sea and land creatures. Kayking, fishing, hiking and wildlife watching are just a few draws to this outdoor wonderland of beaches, lagoons, shores and forested trails.

 

Things to Do in or Around the Park:

 

Experience the Coast

Meandering through a wilderness of dense mature second-growth forest around rare gulf islands and lakes is a highlight of any visit to Pender Island. Created in 2003, the Gulf Island National Park Reserve, a portion of the Strait of Georgia Lowlands is unique for its flora, trees and nature trails shown at their best. Bald eagles, herons, orca whales, deer, arbutus trees and, fawn lilies are among the many wonders to enjoy. Tidal pools on local beaches provide endless hours of family entertainment where you will see hermit crabs, tubeworms, starfish and anemones. The Parks contain various coastal island landscapes from islands, reefs to small islets, stunning views and the highest peak on Pender Island.

89. Dog Mermaid Eco Excursions

Dog Mermaid specializes in eco education by means of kayaking, paddle boarding, hiking, yoga and kids camps. They make it their mission to take you on an excursion filled with smiles, knowledge, wildlife and goopy things! It’s your vacation, not theirs, so they custom each activity to the customer’s liking. Let them take you into the wild…and find your laughter.

 

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90. Pender Island Kayak Adventures

Pender Island Kayak Adventures’ central location in the GINPR facilitates access to every island dedicated to the National Park Reserve. They feature the park’s waterways and land in every tour (over four hours in length), including interpretive hikes to majestic views of the Salish Sea. They love to feature as much of the GINPR as possible on Multi Day Guided Expeditions and Paddle Canada Instruction Programs.

 

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Places to Stay in or Around the Park:

 

91. Poet’s Cove

Poets Cove is a beautiful resort in a stunning natural location surrounded by forests, lakes and ocean. All patios facing the ocean and sunset it is a breath taking place to stay, enjoy the spa, dine, swim and partake in many different activities such as cycling, kayaking and whale watching.

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La Mauricie National Park

 

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Parc de la Mauricie oct 2009

 

Less than two hours from Montréal and Québec City, La Mauricie National Park takes you straight into the heart of the Laurentian forest. In a part of the country that First Nations travelled long before the establishment of the Trois-Rivières trading post in 1634, nature is at the heart of the experience. No less than 211 species of birds, including 124 nesting species, populate this territory. Even today, 93% of the area is covered by forests of 30 species of trees, including maple, birch, pine, fir and spruce. Hills and valleys criss-cross the landscape, creating unique vantage points.

 

Things to Do in or Around the Park:

 

Meet the Naturalists

Venture to La Mauricie National Park, and you’re bound to become more interested in your surroundings. The park’s knowledgeable naturalists are on site to offer more information about the park and its wildlife, and you’ll want to be sure to check the poster boards because new naturalist-hosted events are posted often.

 

92. Tours Voir Quebec

Tours Voir Quebec offers complete walking tours of old Quebec City, a World Heritage Site not be missed when visiting the area. Because of its narrow streets and numerous courtyards, old Quebec City is best discovered on foot. Why not explore with a passionate, local professional guide?

 

Photo credit: Michel Julien
Photo credit: Michel Julien

 

93. Cascades Natural Pools

Take a dip and refresh yourself in the pure, fresh water of this easily accessible pool in the wild. Start by taking the trail starting near the Shewenegan picnic area and complete your trek with a swim in the stunning Cascades natural pools.

 

Photo credit: Steven Clark
Photo credit: Steven Clark

 

Places to Stay in or Around the Park:

 

94. oTENTik Tents

Parks Canada’s oTENTik tents are also available within La Mauricie National Park. Glamping in an oTENTik tent allows you to wake up feeling fresh for another day of adventure.

Point Pelee National Park

 

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Photo credit: mcchots

Situated at the southern extreme of mainland Canada, Point Pelee National Park is a tiny sanctuary supporting a mosaic of habitats from jungle-like forest to lush wetlands to open savannah.

Things to Do in or Around the Park:

 

Festival of Birds

Birders and wildlife enthusiasts of all types are guaranteed to fall in love with Point Pelee National Park, where lush forests and marshlands are home to a wide variety of colourful songbirds, herons, sandpipers, warblers and sparrows. The 2017 Festival of Birds is now underway, offering a wide variety of hikes and other activities for bird lovers.

 

95. Hike, Bike, Paddle, and Explore

Bike the 5km trail taking you deep into the forest, or walk the boardwalk out onto one of the largest freshwater marshes left on the Great Lakes. Learn paddling skills from your experienced guide as you explore Point Pelee Marsh on a Freighter Canoe excursion. Look for beavers, basking turtles, muskrats, herons, frogs, dragonflies dotted amongst the cattails.

 

 

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Photo credit: Ken Lund

Places to Stay in or Around the Park:

 

96. Sturgeon Woods

Point Pelee does not offer any onsite camping, but the fun-filled Sturgeon Woods Campground and Marina is just a few minutes away. As the closest campground to Point Pelee National Park, Sturgeon Woods lets you stay close to the beauty and adventure of the park while enjoying the park’s own luxuries, like an on-site pool, playground and facilities.

Sable Island National Park Reserve

 

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Photo credit: Destination Halifax

This wild and windswept island is a place that should be on every nature enthusiasts’ bucket list. Roaming Sable Island freely, are hundreds of wild horses and the world’s biggest breeding colony of grey seals. Plants, birds, and insects have adapted to life on the island as well, some of which are found nowhere else on the planet. The visitor season for Sable Island National Park Reserve is June to the end of October, and Destination Halifax can help you plan your spring, summer or fall visit.

Things to Do in or Around the Park:

 

Take a Day Trip

Well-organized day trips are the keys to making lasting memories at the Sable Island National Park Reserve. Visitors are required to register ahead of time for their trips, so log onto the park website for help creating the ultimate day (or multiple days) in one of Canada’s most remote national parks.

 

97. Hit the Beach

Head to the park’s Main Station, and you’ll be within reach of some of Canada’s most picture-perfect beaches. Adventure in the dunes, walk along the shoreline (on the island’s north and south sides), snap photos of wild horses, and discover other stunning wildlife and breathtaking natural scenery. This remote island is truly one of a kind.

 

Photo credit: Dennis Jarvis
Photo credit: Dennis Jarvis

 

Places to Stay in or Around the Park:

 

98. White Point Beach Resort

The White Point Beach Resort offers the ideal accommodations for your visit to the Sable Island National Park Reserve. Visitors can fall asleep to the sounds of the crashing waves in one of many cottages, guest rooms or vacation homes.

Mount Revelstoke National Park

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Mount Revelstoke National Park is famous for spectacular wildflower displays, which are easy to access via the Meadows in the Sky Parkway, and old growth cedar & hemlocks in the world’s only inland rainforest. Visitors won’t want to miss a chance to see the historic Nelson ski jump.

Things to Do in or Around the Park:

 

99. The Amazing Trees Tour

Explore some of  British Columbia’s world-famous rainforest through a long list of forest walks. Stroll a boardwalk towering above giant skunk cabbages, or join hands around the base of a gigantic cedar.  And when it’s time for a break, rest beneath moss-draped spruce, hemlock and fir.

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100. Hike to the Summit

Visitors to Mount Revelstoke National Park can conquer the 10-kilometre-long Summit Trail by foot. But those who aren’t as ambitious can take a leisurely drive roughly 2,000 metres to the top.

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Places to Stay in or Around the Park:

 

101. Backcountry Camping

While there are no road-accessible campgrounds in Mount Revelstoke National Park, adventurous visitors will love the designated backcountry campgrounds at Eva Lake and Upper Jade Lake. The Caribou Cabin on the Meadows in the Sky Parkway serves as the park’s one backcountry shelter, and it can be reserved for $14.70 per night.

Grasslands National Park

 

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Parc national des Prairies / Grasslands National Park

Grasslands National Park, with its vast open spaces, recreational and camping opportunities and abundant rare wildlife, is an outdoor enthusiasts’ paradise, bursting with nature, culture, history, conservation and fun.

Things to Do in or Around the Park:

 

102. Discover Wildlife from Now and Then

Create unforgettable memories like nowhere else as you discover the varied landscapes of Grasslands National Park’s Frenchman River Valley and observe some of Canada’s rarest wildlife in the West Block. Or explore the East Block’s breathtaking badlands and discover astonishing dinosaur fossils exposed in the eroding layers of earth. Here, you’ll experience true western hospitality.

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103. Go Backpacking

Enjoy the epic wilderness! Valley of 1,000 Devils (East Block): walk where dinosaurs roamed and traverse the East Block wilderness. Watch out for hoo doos and quicksand on your way to the Valley of 1,000 Devils. Otter Basin (West Block): From rolling hills to deep coulees, stunning valleys to badlands features, you will understand why Canada created a prairie national park…. and you’re likely to have it to yourself.

 

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104. Camp in the Park

Stay in an oTENTik, tipi, tent or motorhome/RV and camp in either the East Block or West Block campgrounds.

Cape Breton Highlands National Park

 

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Photo credit: Andrea Schaffer

Cape Breton Highlands National Park is one of Canada’s most enchanting places. As you hug the world-famous Cabot Trail coastline you’ll wind through the park, where lush, forested river canyons carve into the ancient plateau, edged by rust-coloured cliffs. Keep your eyes open for moose and bald eagles. You might even catch a glimpse of a minke or pilot whale breaking waves in the Atlantic, or Gulf of St. Lawrence. And you’re never far from a steaming plate of local lobster fresh from the ocean around you.

Things to Do in or Around the Park:

 

Take the Skyline Sunset Hike

Recognized as a Canadian Signature Experience, the Skyline Sunset Hike in Cape Breton Highlands National Park takes visitors on a scenic walk through the park’s boreal forest to a real life setting where the mountains meet the sea. Panoramic views are often coupled with moose, whale and bald eagle sightings.

 

105. Cabot Trail

Cape Breton Highlands National Park is one of Canada’s most enchanting places. As you hug the world-famous Cabot Trail coastline you’ll wind through the park, where lush, forested river canyons carve into the ancient plateau, edged by rust-coloured cliffs. Keep your eyes open for moose and bald eagles. You might even catch a glimpse of a minke or pilot whale breaking waves in the Atlantic, or Gulf of St. Lawrence. And you’re never far from a steaming plate of local lobster fresh from the ocean around you.

Photo credit: Dennis Jarvis
Photo credit: Dennis Jarvis

 

Places to Stay in or Around the Park:

 

106. Camp in the Park

Camping is one of the best ways to truly experience and appreciate Cape Breton Highlands National Park. There are six front country campgrounds and one backcountry campground to choose from, each unique in its own way. Cape Breton Highlands National Park now offers 20 oTENTiks between the Chéticamp, Ingonish Beach and Broad Cove campgrounds! Part tent, part cabin, the oTENTik allows you to enjoy all the excitement of camping outdoors, while providing a soft bed and a cozy roof over your head. Chéticamp Campground and Ingonish Beach Campground also offer five reservable equipped campsites each.

 

Photo credit: Andrea Schaffer
Photo credit: Andrea Schaffer

 

Riding Mountain National Park

 

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Photo credit: Megan Smith

 

Riding Mountain National Park is an important place to visit to understand the prairie ethos. The bustling resort townsite of Wasagming is on par with larger national park resort towns, while the backcountry is begging to be explored. There is poetic beauty in the wide open spaces.

Things to Do in or Around the Park:

 

107. Wasagaming

Visitors won’t want to miss an opportunity to stroll the streets of the charming resort town of Wasagaming.

 

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Photo credit: Robert Linsdell

 

108. Wildlife Viewing

On wildlife viewing adventures, go deep into the backcountry where few visitors tread (other than the four-legged kind), and be on the lookout for birds, bears, moose, elk, and the icon of the prairies: bison. Hear stories of the land and connect with locals and experience that famous prairie hospitality.

109. Hiking

Find beautiful vistas on the famed Gorge Creek hike as well as on the Omninik Marsh and Clear Lake walking trails. Travel Manitoba is an ideal resource for locating the area’s best hiking trails and other adventures.

 

Photo credit: Robert Linsdell
Photo credit: Robert Linsdell

 

Places to Stay in or Around the Park:

 

110. Camp in the Park

Riding Mountain National Park’s Wasagaming Campground has some unique fixed lodgings such as yurts, oTENTiks, micro-cubes, double tents.

Places to Dine in or Around the Park:

 

111. Whitehouse Bakery

The local experts at Travel Manitoba suggest that every visitor try the rustic baking and to-die-for cinnamon buns at Whitehouse Bakery.

 

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Photo credit: Robert Linsdell

 

Jump to Any Park Activity Here:

 

Banff National Park

Banff Trail Riders  |  GoTrekkers | AllTrails | Aster Mountain Adventures | Out and About with the GeoKs | Timberline Tours | Outdooractive | Paradise Lodge and Bungalows | Lake Louise Inn | Lake Agnes Tea House

Jasper National Park

The Jasper Art Gallery | SunDog Tour Co. | Jasper Sky Tram | Marmot Basin | Walks and Talks Jasper | Jasper Museum | Sunwapta Falls Rocky Mountain Lodge | Fairmont Jasper

Pacific Rim National Park

Pacific Surf Co. | Tofino Sea Kayaking | Tofino Surf Adventures | Ocean Outfitters | Surf Sister | Remote Passages Marine Excursions | Sea to Sky Expeditions | The Pedaler | Wickaninnish Inn | Chesterman House | Chocolate Tofino | Tacofino

Bruce Peninsula National Park

South Bruce Peninsula | Divers Den | The Blue Bay Motel | Northern Confections

Sauble Falls Provincial Park

Sauble Golf and Country Club

Kootenay National Park

Kootenay River Runners | Pleiades Spa & Wellness | Canadian Rockies Hot Springs

Yoho National Park

Rafting the Rockies | Emerald Lake Lodge

Kokanee Glacier Park

Backcountry Skiing Canada

Waterton Lakes National Park

Blakiston and Company | Waterton Lakes Opera House | The Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies | Waterton Springs Camping

Prince Albert National Park

The Mann Art Gallery | Waskesiu Lake | Front Country Camping | oTENTiks

Mont-Tremblant National Park

Discovery of the Park Guided Tour | Rent an E-Bike | Hotel Quintessence | Fairmont Tremblant

Gros Morne National Park

Blackawton Boat Tours | Cruise the Freshwater Fjord | Hike Gros Morne Mountain | Taste of Gros Morne

Georgian Bay Islands National Park

Catch the Daytripper | Bike Beausoleil Island | Go Tours Canada | Elm Cove Cottages’ | Waterfront Cabins

Pukaskwa National Park

White River Suspension Bridge Trail | Geocaching | Rock Island Lodge

Kejimkujik National Park and Historic Site

Mariner Cruises Whale and Seabird Tours | Whynot Adventure/The Keji Outfitters | Camp in the Park

Thousand Islands National Park

Thousand Islands Playhouse | oTENTik

Kluane National Park

Arctic Range Adventure | Kluane Glacier Air Tours | Black Bear Wilderness Adventures Inc. | Nature Tours of Yukon | Alpine Aviation | Rocking Star Adventures Ltd. | Terre Boreale | The Cabin/Kluane Ecotours

Wapusk National Park

Polar Bear Viewing | Aerial Tours | The Churchill Hotel

Terra Nova National Park

O’Brien’s Whale and Bird Tours | Trinity Eco-Tours Lodge

Nahanni National Park Reserve

Arctic Tours Canada | Black Feather — The Wilderness Adventure Company | Camping at the Park

Gulf Islands National Park Reserve

Dog Mermaid Eco Excursions | Pender Island Kayak Adventures | Poet’s Cove

La Mauricie National Park

Tours Voir Quebec | Cascades Waterfalls Natural Pool | oTENTik Tents

Point Pelee National Park

Hike, Bike, Paddle, and Explore | Sturgeon Woods

Sable Island National Park

Hit the Beach | White Point Beach Resort

Mount Revelstoke National Park

The Amazing Trees Tour | Hike to the Summit | Backcountry Camping

Grasslands National Park

Discover Wildlife from Now and Then | Go Backpacking | Camp in the Park

Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Cabot Trail | Camp in the Park

Riding Mountain National Park

Wasagaming | Wildlife Viewing | Hiking | Camp in the Park | Whitehouse Bakery

About the Author: Courtney McCaffrey

Courtney McCaffrey is a freelance writer and editor based in Wilmington, N.C. In addition to writing, she lives for travel - seeing new places, learning new cultures and surfing new waves.

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