Canada has huge areas of unspoiled nature, from coasts and mountains to tundra and frozen arctic deserts.Canada’s national parks are home to most of these spectacular landscapes, which are among the world’s most beautiful natural sights. The parks showcase Canada’s stunning environment and are located on the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic Coasts, the wild Canadian Interior and the Rocky Mountains. But with more than 40 parks to choose from it can become a challenge to decide which ones you should visit on your family holidays in Canada.

These peaceful havens are the perfect spots for tuning in to nature. With landscapes as varied as temperate rainforest, windswept beaches, mountain glaciers and Arctic tundra, the wildlife spotting opportunities are endless. If you’ve always dreamed of snapping that perfect shot of a bear, head to the national parks. The myriad ways to explore – from hiking to kayaking to horse riding – add to the incredible activities on offer

While you won’t be able to visit every national park, we’ve given you a helping hand by sharing a list of the greatest national parks in Canada.

National Parks

Now that you’ve discovered which parks you should visit during your next trip to Canada, we have suggested a little itinerary for a day’s visit to each park.


Hike Larch Valley from Moraine Lake or go skiing at the Lake Louise Ski Resort.


Go horseback riding around the national park with Banff Trail Riders or go ice skating on a frozen Lake Louise by renting skates from Wilson Mountain Sports.


Enjoy some great food at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

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