Category Archives: Canada

Riding Mountain National Park

A large escarpment rising above the Manitoba prairie holds Riding Mountain National Park, whose aspen parkland forest and clear freshwater lakes comprise a lovely landscape. Lakes entice swimmers, anglers and boaters; moose are a common sight; and the display of … Continue reading

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Banff National Park

Alberta’s Banff National Park holds one of the world’s most familiar and most photographed mountain views, that of Lake Louise with snowy peaks behind. An equally impressive view is just up the road from Louise at Moraine Lake, which also … Continue reading

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Jasper National Park

Once upon a time, Jasper National Park’s Athabasca Glacier was one of North America’s roadside wonders: This arm of the vast Columbia Icefield stretched almost all the way down to Alberta’s Icefields Parkway, which carries tourists between Banff and Jasper. … Continue reading

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Gulf Islands National Park

One of Canada’s newest national preserves, Gulf Islands National Park in B.C., spreads across its namesake chain of marvelous islands in the Salish Sea northeast of Victoria. The park encompasses mountaintop vista points, remote islands reached only by boat, historic … Continue reading

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Pacific Rim National Park

While Pacific Rim National Park in British Columbia has impressive groves of old-growth Sitka spruce and surf-washed scenic headlands, it is also Western Canada’s surfing capital. Almost any day, the parking lot at the park’s famous 16-kilometer-long Long Beach is … Continue reading

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Canada’s Beautiful National Parks: Celebrating 100 Years

Although America’s Yellowstone was the world’s first national park, Canada was the first country to create an agency specifically devoted to national park creation, management and preservation. Parks Canada celebrates its 100th birthday this year, and in a century of … Continue reading

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