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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The Kleskun Hills were first created over 70 million years ago from the accumulation of sand, volcanic ash and clay. Over time the layers hardened forming shale, coal and sandstone known as the Wapiti Formation. The retreat of the Ice Age carved out the hills and the wind and rain polished the hills
Sudbury Beach Park is a local community park located on Skaha Lake in the community of Penticton. The park is a day use park with a beautiful sandy beach and is popular for activities like suntanning, water sports, picnicking and relaxing.
Cordova Bay Beach is one of many beautiful beaches that surround Victoria, British Columbia. It is located in the Municipality of Saanich, at Cordova Bay Village, 14 kilometers from Victoria. It is a good beach for swimming, picnics, and building sandcastles.
The 3-6 days spent hiking along muddy trails, wooden bridges, climbing over deadfall trees, trekking along sandy and pebbled beaches provides lots of opportunity to discover spanning ocean views, historical shipwrecks and Haida Ancient Village Sites.
Willband Creek Park is an urban wetland park located in the community of Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada. The parkland features two retention ponds and circling those ponds are two loop trails. Activities include walking, jogging and birdwatching.
Combined, the hiking trails provide 5 kilometres of adventure. During the summer months the trails are popular for hiking, walking, self guided nature tours, photography and birdwatching. In the winter the trails are used as cross country ski routes.