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
A 10.2 kilometer loop trail providing nice views of Hecate Strait and Skidegate Inlet.
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The Cowichan Valley Trail starting from the Mt. Brenton Golf Course in Chemainus, BC to Saltair BC and then to Transfer Beach Park in Ladysmith, BC is approximately 14 kilometres one-way. The biking and hiking trail is part of the Trans Canada Trail / The Great Trail in the Cowichan Valley...
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It is an easy-going short hiking trail (150 metres maybe) through a forest along the banks of the Hixon River which connects to a canyon and Hixon Falls. The canyon is home to chutes, river rapids, protective pools and swimming holes. It all depends on the season too, as river levels will fluctuate
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Hixon Creek Road
Hixon BC Canada
The park was once a travel route for our earliest Western Canada explorers like Alexander MacKenzie. The park itself was established in 1965 to protect the lakes and surrounding sub-boreal forests of white spruce, douglas fir and lodgepole pine trees.
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Highway 97
Prince George
The short 1 kilometre dirt and boardwalk trail (with stairs) connects to some full frontal views of an 800 foot waterfall and Green Bay. Rattling Brook Falls in Newfoundland Canada is a top thing to do while exploring near King's Point, Newfoundland, Canada.
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Highway 80
King's Point
Ocean View Walking Trail is a 5 kilometre dirt and boardwalk trail provides some stunning coastline views leading to 3 lookouts overlooking Green Bay. Ocean View Walking Trail in Newfoundland Canada is a top thing to do while exploring near Jackson's Cove, Newfoundland, Canada.
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Highway 391
Jackson's Cove
King’s Cove Trail is located in the town of Harry's Harbour, Nfld, Canada. The 5 kilometre hike follows a dirt path before connecting to some great beaches. King’s Cove Trail in Newfoundland Canada is a top thing to do while exploring near Harry's Harbour, Newfoundland, Canada.
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Highway 391
Harry's Harbour
The 9 or so kilometre trail connects to numerous waterfalls and 2 magnificent lookouts with views looking out over forests, Green Bay and the Gaff Topsails. Alexander Murray Hiking Trail in Newfoundland Canada is a top thing to do while exploring near Baie Verte, Newfoundland, Canada.
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Highway 391
King's Point
Thomas Howe Demonstration Forest is a 54 square kilometre park in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada. Thomas Howe Demonstration Forest in Newfoundland Canada is a top thing to do while exploring near Gander, Newfoundland, Canada.
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Highway 1