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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Cedarvale Park is located near midtown, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It has vast open areas where one can observe a cricket game or simply relax on a blanket and read a book. It also has steep hiking trails for the more adventurous. Wildlife can sometimes be spotted, such as coyotes and snakes.
The 4 Corners Trail, located within Naikoon Provincial Park, was originally an old settler wagon road established to access parcels of land and homesteads. Today, it is mossy and overgrown, but the early part of the trail makes for a nice hike.
Writing-on-Stone (Áísínai’pi in Blackfoot) Provincial Park lies in the Milk River Valley near the Canada/U.S. border in southern Alberta. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2019 for its sacred landscape and rock art.
Found along the Port Man Forest Service Road just east of the Mamin River, this is a 400 metre one-way crescent-shaped trail that leads you through the woods and across a creek to an unfinished Haida canoe.