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 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...
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.