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.

Mist rises from the Kipawa River, framed by frosty trees

Steam rises from the Kipawa River on a -35 C morning in Parc national d’Opémican, Que. (Photo: Alexandra Pope/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Alexandra Pope/Canadian Geographic
Opening to the public in June, Parc national d’Opémican near Temiscaming, Que. preserves a unique chapter of Ottawa River history
Waves crash on a Tofino beach during a winter storm

Waves crash along the coast during a winter storm in the Tofino region. (Photo: Mark Hobson/Wickaninnish Inn)

Photo: Mark Hobson/Wickaninnish Inn
Initially targeted at visitors and locals in Tofino and Ucluelet, B.C., the CoastSmart program could save lives along all Canadian coasts

Sunlight breaks through dark clouds to cast a glow over the Tombstone River Valley near the Talus Lake backcountry campground in Yukon’s Tombstone Territorial Park. (Photo: Victor Liu)

Photo: Victor Liu
A look back at the most awe-inspiring and thought-provoking visuals we published this year
Josiah Henson, log cabin, Ontario, historic site

The Henson House has been moved many times since Josiah Henson’s death in 1883, but its current location by the Sydenham River on Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site is similar to its original setting. (Photo: Heather Greenwood Davis)

Photo: Heather Greenwood Davis
Heather Greenwood Davis visits Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site in Dresden, Ont., to learn more about the contentious inspiration for Harriet Beecher Stowe’s classic, Uncle Tom’s Cabin
The entrance to the massive cave recently discovered in Wells Gray Provincial Park, B.C.

The entrance to the massive cave that was spotted earlier this year in British Columbia's Wells Gray Provincial Park. Two members of the Canadian team that conducted a preliminary exploration of the site in September are circled in red to give an idea of the size of the entrance of the cave, which measures 100 metres long by 60 metres wide. (Photo: Catherine Hickson)

Photo: Catherine Hickson
Cave in Wells Gray Provincial Park described as “about as big as they come in Canada” 
Wolf eel (anarrhichthys ocellatus) surrounded by brooding anemones, Race Rocks Ecological Reserve, Vancouver Island, B.C.

Hiding in its den amongst brooding anemones, a wolf eel (anarrhichthys ocellatus) peeks out at visitors in Race Rocks Ecological Reserve off Vancouver Island. (Photo: Eli Wolpin)

Photo: Eli Wolpin
A colourful look at the marine biodiversity of Canada’s west coast
Canadian Geographic November/December 2018 issue

Cover options for the November/December issue of Canadian Geographic.

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A view from Flint’s Park west up the Cascade valley at sunset. Flint’s Park is one of Banff’s most remote backcountry campgrounds — a two-day hike from any direction.

A view from Flint’s Park west up the Cascade valley at sunset. Flint’s Park is one of Banff’s most remote backcountry campsites — a two-day hike from any direction. (Photo: Gavin Fitch)

Photo: Gavin Fitch
If real solitude is what you seek, block off four or five days and head for the Front Ranges in one of Canada’s most popular parks
Parks Canada archeologists stand behind burnt remains of bison skull and bones after the Kenow wildfire, Waterton Lakes National Park. (Parks Canada)

Parks Canada archeologists stand behind burnt remains of bison skull and bones after the 2017 Kenow wildfire, Waterton Lakes National Park. (Photo: Parks Canada)

Photo: Parks Canada
Lead archeologist Bill Perry discusses the latest findings and what they reveal about the region
Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve

Over a third of the water around Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve and Haida Heritage Site may soon be fully protected from commercial activity under the terms of a new 10-year management plan for the region. (Photo: Iain Reid/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Iain Reid/Can Geo Photo Club
Lengthy education campaign achieved compromise between fishing industry, environmental advocates
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