7 of the Most Stunning National Parks in Canada

Canada boasts of green spaces and parks that are popular attractions in their own right. Exploring the country’s great outdoors is an experience that locals and tourists can enjoy. Choosing from among Canada’s wide selection of breathtaking national parks can be a challenge. But here are some of the most stunning ones worth adding to your must-see list.

Banff National Park, Alberta
Banff National Park
Top attractions: Banff Skywalk, Bow River, Bow Valley Parkway, Château Lake Louise, Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Icefields Parkway, Johnston Canyon, Lake Agnes and the Lake Agnes Teahouse, Lake Louise, Lake Louise Ski Resort, Lake Minnewanka, Moraine Lake, Peyto Lake, Sentinel Pass, Sulphur Mountain, Sunshine Village Ski Resort, the town of Banff, Valley of the Ten Peaks, Vermilion Lakes, the wildlife, and more

Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Nova Scotia
Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Top attractions: The Cabot Trail, stunning coastline and mountain scenery, a wide array of flora and fauna, breathtaking viewpoints, whale-watching, hiking, and more

Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland
Gros Morne National Park
Top attractions: A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Shallow Bay, Western Brook Pond trail, the Arctic Tundra, dramatic landscapes, spectacular natural attractions that include verdant forests, stunning lakes and rivers, and more; a wide array of outdoor activities and adventures to choose from

Kluane National Park, Yukon
Kluane National Park
Top attractions: Home to Mount Logan — the highest peak in Canada, beautiful wilderness scenery, glaciers and frozen landscapes, outdoor activities like hiking, climbing, and more

Nahanni National Park, Northwest Territories
Nahanni National Park
Top attractions: A UNESCO World Heritage, alpine tundra, canyons, hot springs, mountains, wilderness experience, the wildlife including wolves and caribou, South Nahanni River, and Virginia Falls among others

Parc National de la Gaspésie, Quebec
Parc National de la Gaspésie
Top attractions: The Chic-Chocs and McGerrigle Mountains, the rare herd of caribou, towering vistas and breathtaking scenery; a great outdoor destination with a wide range of activities to choose from including hiking, backcountry skiing, cross-country skiing, fishing, kayaking, snowshoeing, wildlife watching, and more

Yoho National Park, British Columbia
Yoho National Park
Top attractions: The Burgess Shale Fossil Beds, Emerald Lake and the Natural Bridge, Kicking Horse Pass National Historic Site and the Spiral Tunnels, Kicking Horse River, Lake O’Hara and the Lake O’Hara Lodge; hiking trails like the Lake Oesa Trail, Opabin Plateau Circuit, MacArthur Pass, and the Linda Lake Circuit and Morning Glory Lakes; Takakkaw Falls, Wapta Falls, Yoho Visitor Centre, and so much more