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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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Alberta

Alberta Parks & Trails

British Columbia

British Columbia Parks & Trails

Manitoba

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 popular river pathway system follows both banks of the Bow River and one bank at a time, crossing foot bridges, on the Elbow River. In total the Calgary trail network measures approximately 630+ kilometres. It is said to be the largest and longest paved urban trail network in North America.
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Calgary
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Odell Park, Fredericton, New Brunswick on Canada's Adventure Travel Guide for planning activities like hiking, birding, sightseeing and picnicking.
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Waggoners Lane
Fredericton
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Okanagan Lake Park is a 98 ha park attracting visitors every year to the region. The park is a very popular recreation destination. The activities enjoyed in the park and on the lake include swimming, boating, kayaking, fishing, water skiing, hiking and windsurfing.
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Hwy #97
Summerland
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Mispec Beach in Saint John, NB on Canada's Adventure Travel Guide for planning things to do during New Brunswick summers.
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3266 Mispec Road
Saint John
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The 3, 530 hectare park is a popular activity destination for camping, canoeing, hiking, fishing, kayaking and wildlife watching opportunities.
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Village Bay Road
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Kickininee Provincial Park is a 49 hectare park on the shores of Okanagan Lake, between Penticton and Summerland, consisting of 3 small separate pebbled beach parks named the Kickininee, Soorimpt and Pyramid.
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Highway #97
Penticton
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The Bertha Lake Trail highlight destinations include Bertha Falls and Bertha Lake. Both are accessed from the same trail. The trailhead is located near the campground in the Waterton Townsite.
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Waterton
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The Rock Oven Regional Park is accessed by hikers and mountain bikers only. The route along the KVR to the rock ovens includes two tunnels and should take 3-4 hours to reach when hiking.
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Smethhurst Road
Naramata
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The Balancing Rock Trail is a short 2 kilometre hike follows a dirt, earthy single-track path up the slopes of Mt. Creston via switchbacks, eventually, leading to a viewpoint, Ralph's Bridge, balancing rock and a small waterfall.
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West Creston Road
Creston