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National parks  (definition)

National Parks are a country-wide system of representative natural areas of Canadian significance. By law, they are protected for public understanding, appreciation and enjoyment, while being maintained in an unimpaired state for future generations. National Parks have existed in Canada for well over a century. (Source: Parks Canada)


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Explore the Wonder of Canada's Parks
Explore the Wonder of Canada's Parks

This spring we're venturing deep into the wonders of Canada's parks. Online on March 18th, Canadian Geographic's April issue looks at our country's new dark-sky preserves, what it takes to create a new park and how smart phone technology is changing the way we see historic sites. Join us and celebrate 100 years of Parks Canada.


Video ID#: 1013



Articles tagged with National parks (51)


Wild in the city

It’s an ambitious plan: take the traditional Parks Canada wilderness concept and plunk it in the country’s largest city. But can Toronto’s Rouge National Urban Park help balance city life with wildlife?

Canadian Geographic Magazine
Source: Canadian Geographic, July/August 2013
Department: Feature stories
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Article ID#: 3516

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A natural connection

A study shows spending time in the great Canadian outdoors can help immigrants feel more at home

Canadian Geographic Magazine
Source: Canadian Geographic, April 2012
Department: Discovery
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Article ID#: 3070
Alternative dimensions Alternative dimensions

Resizing Canada’s national parks by numbers of visitors

Canadian Geographic Magazine
Source: Canadian Geographic, April 2011
Department: À La Carte
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Article ID#: 204
Art in national parks

With inspired eyes, artists reinterpret geography and show national parks in a new light

Canadian Geographic Magazine
Source: Canadian Geographic, April 2011
Department: Feature stories
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Article ID#: 436
Witness the birth of a national park

A wilderness trekker explores the genesis of the next jewel in the Parks Canada crown: Labrador’s Mealy Mountains

Canadian Geographic Magazine
Source: Canadian Geographic, April 2011
Department: Feature stories
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Article ID#: 437
Finding the HMS Investigator

Lost looking for Franklin’s crew, wreck discovered after 157 years

Canadian Geographic Magazine
Source: Canadian Geographic, April 2011
Department: Discovery
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Article ID#: 440
National parks need you

Artifact restoration, endangered species monitoring get boost from volunteers, says Parks Canada

Canadian Geographic Magazine
Source: Canadian Geographic, April 2011
Department: Discovery
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Article ID#: 442
How our national parks evolved

From Grew Owl to Chétien and beyond, 100 years of Parks Canada

Canadian Geographic Magazine
Source: Canadian Geographic, April 2011
Department: Discovery
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Article ID#: 443
Bigger is better

Canadian Geographic Travel Magazine
Source: Canadian Geographic Travel, March 2010
Department: Gateway
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Article ID#: 1264
For a good time, and Forillon time

Dan Rubinstein learns from his mistakes on a family road trip to Forillon National Park on the Gaspé Peninsula

Canadian Geographic Travel Magazine
Source: Canadian Geographic Travel, March 2010
Department: TenBest
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Article ID#: 1269
Moncton, New Brunswick

They don’t call Moncton, N.B., the ‘hub city’ for nothing. It’s a rail and road axis, and a short drive away from three spectacular national parks.

Canadian Geographic Travel Magazine
Source: Canadian Geographic Travel, March 2010
Department: OneCity
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Article ID#: 1271
Point Pelee National Park: The butterfly effect

On the trail of the great monarch migration, nature’s small mysteries stole my attention

Canadian Geographic Travel Magazine
Source: Canadian Geographic Travel, March 2010
Department: Feature stories
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Article ID#: 1256
La Mauricie National Park: Paddles and pines

Restoration efforts in La Mauricie National Park are healing scars left by more than a century of logging, attracting nature lovers to this tranquil haven in the heart of southern Quebec

Canadian Geographic Travel Magazine
Source: Canadian Geographic Travel, March 2010
Department: Feature stories
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Article ID#: 1257
Waterton Lakes National Park: Friendly frontier

More accustomed to risking his life on remote rivers and mountains, a globetrotting adventurer takes a hike with his family in the park (and country) next door.

Canadian Geographic Travel Magazine
Source: Canadian Geographic Travel, March 2010
Department: Feature stories
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Article ID#: 1258
The cryosphere kid

Robert Way wants to probe permafrost in his native Labrador, but first he's thinking globally

Canadian Geographic Magazine
Source: Canadian Geographic, January/February 2010
Department: Feature stories
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Article ID#: 117
Sleep in the snow (and like it)

Canadian Geographic Travel Magazine
Source: Canadian Geographic Travel, November 2009
Department: Gateway
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Article ID#: 1283
Wardens in arms

A century after its creation, the national parks warden service is undergoing a dramatic reinvention

Canadian Geographic Magazine
Source: Canadian Geographic, July/August 2009
Department: Feature stories
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Article ID#: 235
Parks in the city

Canadian Geographic Travel Magazine
Source: Canadian Geographic Travel, November 2008
Department: Gateway
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Article ID#: 1343
Hut spot

A charming cottage in Glacier National Park makes a splendid budget family vacation for four. Who cares that there’s no electricity or running water when civilization is just a 20-minute ski away?

Canadian Geographic Travel Magazine
Source: Canadian Geographic Travel, November 2008
Department: Feature stories
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Article ID#: 1349
Happy trails

Canadian Geographic Travel Magazine
Source: Canadian Geographic Travel, May 2008
Department: Gateway
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Article ID#: 1385

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