Explore National and Provincial Parks in Canada

Canadian system of national and provincial parks

Dickson Falls, Fundy National Park
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The Canadian system of national and provincial parks provides a unique view of the magnificence of the country. There are 44 national parks across Canada and hundreds of provincial parks.

Canadian national and provincial parks preserve representative natural areas of Canada and protect their ecological integrity for future generations.

Canadian parks also offer visitors a wide range of places for relaxation, recreation, and reflection.

Parks Canada

The Canadian federal government agency responsible for administering the national parks in Canada is Parks Canada. Parks Canada also manages Canadian conservation areas and historic sites. The Parks Canada agency does a good job of providing visitor information on each of the national parks across the country, including how to get there, where to stay, fees, facilities, activities, and contact information. You can also book a campground reservation, sign up for the Learn to Camp Program and get Seasonal Lockage and Mooring Permits. 

Great Canadian Parks

Great Canadian Parks also has information on the wildlife and history of the national parks in Canada. This site provides a weather forecast for each national park and advice on what to bring for a seven-day trip to the park. The video clips are from the documentary television series Great Canadian Parks.

Canadian Parks Management

If you are interested in park management, the Parks Canada site has some interesting documents in its library.

  • You are in Black Bear Country - how to protect yourself and the bears.
  • Keep the Wild in Wildlife - protecting the wildlife and yourself in Canadian national parks. Includes information on bears, elk, and safety tips for backcountry travel.
  • Species at Risk - the role of Parks Canada in the preservation and protection of species at risk.