While some countries have massive ruins or remnants of ancient civilizations, Canada has a different idea. Instead of the remains of past human life, Canada’s approach is simple, have the most beautiful National Parks. But which parks are the most wonderful to visit?
In order to find out I decided I needed to speak to an authority in tourism, especially when it comes to Canada. I asked, an online travel agency, and they provided me with their top three favourite national parks in Canada.
Jasper National Park – Alberta
First onis Jasper National Park. Located West of Edmonton, Alberta, Jasper National Park is the largest National Park in the Canadian Rockies. So, what makes it so great. The park features glaciers, hot springs, lakes, and waterfalls. While that sounds beautiful, that doesn’t even take into consideration that all these great geologic features are all displayed with The Rocky Mountains in the backdrop, creating great opportunities for photographers out there looking to snap great photos.
Prince Edward Island National Park – Prince Edward Island
Now for something a little different, Prince Edward Island National Park is a rather small park, making up roughly 22 square kilometres according to JustFly. Established in 1937, this park is known for beautiful beaches, sand dunes, wetlands, salt marshes, and as a habitat for many endangered birds. This park is considered a very fragile park, with erosion and Winter weather at times threatening the park. In addition, this park is the home of Green Gables, the inspiration for the famous Canadian novels, Anne Of Green Gables.
Banff National Park – Alberta
Canada’s most famous park is hands down Banff National Park. Canada’s oldest National Park, it was established in 1885, is located West of Calgary, Alberta and North of the aforementioned Jasper National Park. Coming in at just over 6,600 square kilometres of mountainous terrain, Banff National Park features glaciers, ice fields, and coniferous forests. The headliner though may very well be Lake Louise. Considered one of the most picturesque locations in Canada, this Lake is considered one of the most beautiful locations in Canada according to JustFly.