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.

A woman stands alone looking out over an empty prairie under a cloudy blue sky

Samantha Fischer, a resource management officer at Saskatchewan’s Grasslands National Park, gazes out over the park’s West Block.

Photo: Michelle Valberg/Canadian Geographic
How conservationists and ranchers in Saskatchewan are working to slow the loss of an endangered ecosystem
Watermelon snow on Mount Garibaldi

Watermelon snow below the toe of the Lava Glacier on Mount Garibaldi, B.C. (Photo: Casey Engstrom)

Watermelon snow
The Alpine Club of Canada covers everything from wildfires to watermelon snow in its recently published annual report on Canada's alpine environments
a collage of photos of Canadian places including Cape Breton, Fogo Island, Gatineau Park, Charlottetown, Calgary, Nunavut

Photos to inspire your summer adventures from the new Ultimate Canadian Instagram Photos special issue, on newsstands now. (Photos, left to right, top to bottom: @ms.chels, @roryffarrell, @eyeforthis, @j_macindoe, @theradicalc, @nick_osbourne, @brianwlackey, @ronniekinnie, @anatoletuzlak, @nicolebutzphoto, @gord_follett_photography)

Photos, left to right, top to bottom: @ms.chels, @roryffarrell, @eyeforthis, @j_macindoe, @theradicalc, @nick_osbourne, @brianwlackey, @ronniekinnie, @anatoletuzlak, @nicolebutzphoto, @gord_follett_photography
From fiery sunrises over Fogo Island, N.L., to surf-worthy waves in Pacific Rim National Park, B.C., catch wanderlust from Can Geo's Instagram community 
Cover vote, July/August issue, bison, grasslands

Photo: Michelle Valberg

Photo: Michelle Valberg
The voters have spoken! (And we agree.)
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
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