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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 Parks & Trails

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British Columbia Parks & Trails

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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 Wild Pacific Trail near Ucluelet, BC on Vancouver Island is THE trail to explore when near and in this Pacific Rim community.
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Ucluelet
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The park consists of two levels. The upper plaza level is highlighted by the canopy and is surrounded by a row of sitting benches and a few picnic tables. The lower plaza is at street level and is identified by the large standing clock on the sidewalk.
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Oliver Street
Williams Lake
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The Galloping Goose Trail is a very popular route for adventures and activities like hiking, biking, rollerblading and horseback riding. There are large sections of the trail which are paved and, therefore, are very wheelchair and baby stroller friendly.
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Victoria
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Long Eddy Lighthouse, Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick on Canada's Adventure Travel Guide for planning activities in NB parks, trails, lighthouses, and more.
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438 Whistle Road
Grand Manan Island
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Community Beach is the most popular beach destination in Parksville. At low tide the ocean waters recede back 500 metres into the ocean revealing tidal pools, shells and kilometres of wet sand. It is at low tides when beachcombing is best..
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Parksville
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A Haida Gwaii park includes sandy beaches, rolling sand dunes, forested old growth hiking trails, wetlands, bogs, rock cliffs, marine tidal pools, viewing look-outs, historical shipwrecks, forests populated with wildlife.
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Highway 16
Tlell
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Fernie Alpine Ski Resort is located southwest of the community of Fernie, British Columbia in the Kootenay region of BC, Canada. Fernie Alpine Ski Resort is a year round recreation destination popular for skiing and snowboarding in the winter and mountain biking and hiking in the summer.
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5339 Ski Area Road
Fernie
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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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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