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Parks, Trails and Places to Explore in Canada

Canada Parks include national, provincial, territorial, regional, municipal, community, recreation and wilderness parks. Every province and territory in Canada maintains a good selection of parks.

Most of the Canada parks operate seasonally with the peak months of operation occurring during the months of May to late September. Many of the larger Canada parks are created to protect the environment and wildlife in the region while promoting recreational activities.

 

The most popular park activities enjoyed in a Canada Park include hiking, camping, swimming, backpacking, canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking, fishing, picnicking, birdwatching, wind surfing, photography and much more.

Some of the more common amenities located in the larger developed parks include a campground, sandy beach, showers, washrooms, sani station, park office, picnic area, playground, marina, boat launch and more.

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Saskatchewan Parks & Trails

New Brunswick

New Brunswick Canada parks, trails, beaches, and historic places published by Canadian Travel Influencers while exploring Atlantic Canada.

Newfoundland Parks

Newfoundland Parks, Trails & Places

Northwest Territories

Northwest Territories Parks & Trails

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Parks & Trails

Nunavut

Nunavut Parks & Trails

Ontario

Ontario Parks & Trails

Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island Parks & Trails

Quebec Parks

Quebec Parks & Trails

Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Parks & Trails

Yukon

Yukon Parks & Trails
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The Happy Trails Pathway measures about 17+ kilometres in total. The trail is paved, mostly easy going and well maintained. Along the pathway are various access points leading to local parks, recreation facilities, lakes, historic sites and attractions.
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High River
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The park is situated on both banks of Spring Creek. It is an environment of shallow marshes and sloughs protected by tall grasses and cat tails surrounded by large green grass lawns and some small groves of trees.
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Moose Jaw
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Butchart Gardens is a garden attraction located in Brentwood Bay of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The Victoria attraction consists of a network of walking trails visiting with lavish floral gardens, fountains, ponds and rock gardens.
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800 Benvenuto Ave
Brentwood Bay
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The trail is a short 750 metre elevation hiking trail leading to a viewpoint overlooking the Stewart River wetland. This Devil's Elbow region is part of the Na-cho Nyak Dun First Nation Traditional Territory.
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Silver Trail
Mayo
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The Atlin Lakes are recreation marine destinations located in the community of Atlin, BC. During the summer months Atlin Lake attracts many activities to the region including canoeing, fishing, wilderness camping and boating.
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Atlin Highway
Atlin
Cathedral Grove
Cathedral Grove in the MacMillan Provincial Park is located east of the community of Port Alberni, BC on Vancouver Island, Canada. The 157 hectare wilderness park was created to protect the old growth forests within the Coastal Douglas Fir Biogeoclimatic Zone.
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Port Alberni
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Summerland B.C. Ornamental Gardens is a 15 acre flower garden created in 1916. The landscape of the garden includes large grass lawns, clusters of trees and many garden plots.
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Summerland
3 Mile Bend includes a popular off leash dog park, a day use picnic area, a paved trail and a ski jump. You must be comfortable with dogs when visiting this park as there are many on most days.
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Red Deer
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The green-blue waters of Kalamalka Lake, the secluded coves and the sandy beaches make the park popular for swimming, canoeing, and picnicking. Hiking, biking, jogging, horseback riding and cross country skiing are enjoyed in the park because of the large network of paved and gravel trails.
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Hwy 6
Vernon