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.

Select a Canadian Province or Territory to Explore Parks in Canada.


Alberta Parks & Trails

British Columbia

British Columbia Parks & Trails


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 Parks & Trails


Ontario Parks & Trails

Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island Parks & Trails

Quebec Parks

Quebec Parks & Trails


Saskatchewan Parks & Trails


Yukon Parks & Trails
Nootka Sound is a recreation playground for marine enthusiasts who enjoy boating, canoeing, fishing, ocean kayaking and wildlife watching. Nootka Sound is home to great blue oceans, many species of wildlife and First Nation history. The main island located in the sound is Nootka Island.
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Gold River
An absolute gem in Alberta, Canada. Writing-on-Stone/Áísínai'pi Provincial Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in southern Alberta near the U.S. Canadian border to Montana. Explore breathtaking scenery in this history filled area that is surrounded by unique land formations.
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Milk River, Alberta
Boitanio Park enjoys a 2.5 kilometre paved walkway. The walkway is surrounded by a vast sheet of grass lawns, some flower gardens and a forest of fir trees. Spotted throughout the park is a series of picnic tables and sitting benches.
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Borland Street
Williams Lake
The 2 kilometre loop trail explores the shores of a small marsh-like lake in the heart of a Yellowknife residential neighbourhood. The activities most enjoyed at Niven Lake include hiking, dog walking, jogging and birdwatching.
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Niven Drive
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Chesterman Beach is one of the longer, larger sandy beach attractions close to the community of Tofino, BC on Vancouver Island, Canada. It is not one of the beaches within the Pacific Rim National Park, but might as well be.
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Chesterman Road
The park is a rocky waterfront park and sightseeing destination located on Point Atkinson near the community of West Vancouver, BC. There is a 1912 lighthouse, 10 kilometres of trails, day use picnic area and marine scenery.
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Beacon Lane
West Vancouver
Heritage Park is a working village, hosted by pioneer actors, measuring over 51 hectares (127 acres) along the shores of the Glenmore Reservoir. Some say it is the largest historical working village in Canada.
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Fisgard Lighthouse is a sightseeing attraction and National Historic Site of Canada located in Victoria, British Columbia, (B.C.), Canada on Vancouver Island.
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Some of the waterfowl sightings in the Frank Lake area include Northern pintail, Lesser scaup, Ring-necked duck, Canvasback, Green-winged teal, American wigeon, Northern shoveler, Bufflehead, Ruddy duck, Snow goose and Tundra swan.
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High River