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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

Alberta Parks & Trails

British Columbia

British Columbia Parks & Trails

Manitoba

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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Spruce Fringe Trail is an easy-going hiking trail located in the Pacific Rim National Park connecting visitors to Combers Beach. The trail is an up and down pathway located near the Villages of Tofino and Ucluelet, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
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Pacific Rim Highway
Tofino, Ucluelet
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The park is one of the favorite beach destinations in the community of West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The highlights of the park are the long sandy/pebbled beach, the 1.2 kilometre seawalk and the marine sightseeing.
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13th Street
West Vancouver
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Irrigation Lake Park is a full serviced recreation destination complete with picnic tables (some in the shade, some not), fire pits, sitting benches, change rooms and outhouses. The lake enjoys a small sandy beach and a large grassy area. Many arrive at the lake to swim and picnic.
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Highway 16
Houston
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Main-A-Dieu Beach is a 1 kilometre long beach accompanied by an extensive boardwalk trail raised over the seagrass covered sand dunes with lookout points. Main-A-Dieu Beach in Nova Scotia Canada is a top thing to do while exploring near Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada.
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“the Brickworks” used to be an abandoned heritage building. Remodeled by Evergreen, Torontonians love to go there to leave the city’s fast-paced lifestyle and find themselves in a space where architecture, trails, farmer markets, workshops, urban sustainability and nature collide.
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550 Bayview Ave
Toronto
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The Dezadeash River Trail is located in the Kluane National Park and Reserve near the community of Haines Junction, Yukon Territories, Canada. The trail explores along the banks of the river providing a good opportunity for birdwatching, wildlife sightings and plenty of mountain scenery.
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Haines Highway
Haines Junction
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Cameron Lake. Beautiful sandy beach for swimming, picnicking, kayaking, canoeing, fishing and windsurfing.
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Port Alberni
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The 7.74 hectre (19 acre) day use park is a popular picnic destination overlooking Cobequid Bay. Anthony Provincial Park in Nova Scotia, NS, Canada is a top thing to do and sightseeing adventure while exploring near the community of Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada.
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6889 Hwy # 215
Lower Selma
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The 5,157 hectare forest research park is used for educational programs catering to local groups, schools and students attending the University of BC. It is also open to the public who wish to explore and hike the many trails in the forest.
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Silver Valley Road
Maple Ridge