About "National & Provincial Parks"

Canada’s network of national and provincial parks, marine conservation areas and historic sites protects the country’s most treasured natural and cultural spaces.

canadas coolest school trip

This grade eight class from Lethbridge Christian School in Alberta won the trip of a lifetime with their video about Waterton Lakes National Park. (Photo: Parks Canada)

Photo: Parks Canada
A grade eight class from Alberta's Lethbridge Christian School is heading to Nova Scotia on an all-expenses-paid field trip
Torngat Mountains and Nachvak Fiord

A rainbow at the mouth of the Nachvak Fiord in Labrador. (Photo: Michelle Valberg)

Photo: Michelle Valberg
Canadian Geographic Photographer-in-Residence Michelle Valberg offers a glimpse at her journey to Torngat Mountains National Park in Labrador
Canada's protected areas

All of Canada's land and marine protected area (Map: Chris Brackley/Can Geo)

Map: Chris Brackley/Can Geo
Visualize all of the parks, wildlife areas, forest and marine reserves across Canada to compare how much of each province and territory has been protected
How national parks are helping to conserve species

A growing number of initiatives centred in Canada's national parks aim to conserve endangered and at-risk species within — and beyond — their borders. (Base map: Chris Brackley/Canadian Geographic. Photos: Eric Ellinger/jean_pierre/Mike Lawler/Heike Reuse/Steve Phillips)

Base map: Chris Brackley/Canadian Geographic
From plains bison in Elk Island National Park to beluga whales in Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park, Parks Canada is leading the charge on these crucial wildlife recovery programs 

A young red fox – one of Lorenz's favorite animals in the park. (Photo: Megan Lorenz/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Megan Lorenz
Photographer Megan Lorenz shares her experience shooting in Canada's oldest provincial park
algonquin park wolf

A young Algonquin wolf in the provincial park that shares its name. Ontario has now banned hunting and trapping of all wolves and coyotes in four provincial parks, including Algonquin. (Photo: Erika Squires/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Erika Squires/Can Geo Photo Club
Province implements hunting and trapping ban in four provincial parks
Ivvavik National Park landscape

Ivvavik National Park, Yukon is part of a proposed UNESCO World Heritage site along with Vuntut National Park and Herschel Island Territorial Park. (Photo: Steyr/ Wikimedia Commons)

Photo: Steyr/ Wikimedia Commons
Parks Canada wants the public to nominate Canadian places worthy of UNESCO World Heritage status. Here are the six sites still on the waiting list.
Qausuittuq National Park

The rocky valleys of Bathurst Island are home to only the hardiest species of plants and animals. (Photo: Marlis Butcher)

Photo: Marlis Butcher
In Canada's high Arctic, endangered Peary caribou now have a protected home
canada's coolest school trip

The grade 7/8 class from Duke of Connaught Jr. and Sr. Public School of Toronto, Ontario were the lucky grand prize winners of the 2016 Canada's Coolest School Trip contest. They won a 5-day all-expenses-paid trip to Jasper National Park in Alberta! (Photo: Jessica Finn/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Jessica Finn/Canadian Geographic
Tell every teacher and grade 8/secondaire 2 class about this amazing and educational travel opportunity
Thaidene Nëné National Park Reserve

The proposed Thaidene Nëné National Park Reserve is making progress towards becoming Canada's newest national park. (Photo: Tyrone Burke)

Photo: Tyrone Burke
Parks Canada is hosting public presentations across the country to discuss recent progress on the proposed national park reserve
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