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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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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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Scout Island Park in Williams Lake, Central Cariboo-Chilcotin Region, British Columbia, Canada is an interpretive nature centre situated on two islands with a community beach park and a hiking trail.
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Borland Road
Williams Lake
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Bamfield Boardwalk Trail. Board the water taxi to West Bamfield. Right from the dock there is a waterfront boardwalk path with great views connecting the ferry dock with the Coast Guard Marine Station and the Government Dock. There are sitting benches, lookout points and a cafe.
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Bamfield
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The community of Qualicum Beach is located on the eastern shores of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Along the waterfront of the community is a pathway which provides unreal views of the far off mountains and massive beach.
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Inland Hwy (Oceanside Route)
Qualicum Beach
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The Big Fiddle is the largest in the world standing at about 18.2 metres tall (60 feet). The Big Fiddle in Nova Scotia Canada is a top thing to do while exploring near Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada.
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74 Esplanade Street
Sydney
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The park measures 400 hectares and protects both banks of the Kanaka Creek for approximately 12 kilometres. There are hiking trails, canoe and kayak launch, a fish hatchery, day use picnic area, wooden lookout towers and a waterfall.
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252nd Street
Maple Ridge
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The lakes are recreation areas featuring man made reservoir lakes and BC Hydro Dams located north of Mission, British Columbia, Canada. Some of the summer activities include hiking, boating, fishing, swimming, mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking, boating, camping, sightseeing, sunbathing and picnic.
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Hayward Lake Road
Mission
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On the shore of Lake Ontario just minutes from Hamilton, Burlington's Spencer Smith Park is a great family park with something for everyone.
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1400 Lakeshore Rd, Burlington, ON
Burlington
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Because the provincial park is largely a byproduct of receding glaciers during the last Ice Age the landscape includes eskers, 29 lakes, bogs, sand dunes, sandy beaches and a boreal forest consisting of jack pine, black spruce, white birch and tamarack trees.
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Highway 672
Kirkland Lake
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Olive Lake is a popular destination for many who seek adventure, wildlife and sightseeing when visiting the village of Radium Hot Springs.
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Radium Hot Springs