About "National & Provincial Parks"

Canada’s network of national and provincial parks, marine conservation areas and historic sites protects the country’s most treasured natural and cultural spaces.

A grizzly bear lies dead on the side of the road

In the Elk Valley of British Columbia, 25 per cent of elk mortalities and 30 per cent of grizzly deaths are due to vehicles. (Photo: Clayton Lamb)

Photo: Clayton Lamb
This past summer an ambitious wildlife under/overpass system broke ground in B.C. on a deadly stretch of highway just west of the Alberta border. Here’s how it happened.
A crowd of tourist swarm on a lakeside beach in Banff National Park

A busy day by Moraine Lake in Banff National Park, Alta. (Photo: David Clare/Alamy)

Photo: David Clare/Alamy
In Banff National Park, Alberta, as in protected areas across the country, managers find it difficult to balance the desire of people to experience wilderness with an imperative to conserve it
Great Slave Lake

A boat crosses Great Slave Lake in Thaidene Nëné National Park Reserve. (Photo: Pat Kane/Can Geo)

Photo: Pat Kane/Can Geo
The new Thaidene Nëné National Park Reserve in the Northwest Territories is the heart of sacred Denesǫłiné homeland and a prophesied final refuge of clean water and ecological integrity in North America
Common sea star Mingan Archipelago

Common sea stars in a tide pool below the colossal limestone monoliths for which Quebec’s Mingan Archipelago is famous. (Photo: Zach Baranowksi/Can Geo)

Photo: Zach Baranowski/Can Geo
Raised from the sea, sculpted by tides and winds, the ever-changing Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve protects colossal monoliths and myriad species 

Iconic Parks Canada chairs at Riding Mountain National Park in Manitoba. (Photo: Scott Bennie/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Scott Bennie/Can Geo Photo Club
Not all, but many of Canada's national parks will reopen to some extent on June 1
Princess Louisa Inlet B.C.

Traditionally named swiwelát for its sunny warmth, Princess Louisa Inlet is a deep fiord located in the ancestral territory of the shíshálh (Sechelt) Nation on B.C.’s Sunshine Coast. (Photo: Diane Selkirk)

Photo: Diane Selkirk
When a significant portion of B.C.’s Princess Louisa Inlet went up for sale this spring, donors raised the $3 million needed to purchase it in just three months
Kathleen Graham crawls beneath a curtain of stalactites inside Raspberry Rising cave

Kathleen Graham crawls beneath a curtain of stalactites inside the Raspberry Rising cave system in B.C.’s Glacier National Park. (Photo: Christian Stenner)

Photo: Christian Stenner
Seven years after it was first explored, the B.C. cave known as Raspberry Rising is still giving up its secrets, from breathtaking mineral deposits to promising antibacterial microbes
Dramatic cliffs in Thaidene Nene National Park Reserve

The landscape of Thaidene Nëné National Park Reserve is characterized by deep lakes, stark, glacier-carved cliffs, boreal forest and tundra. (Photo: Pat Kane/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Pat Kane
The park nearly 50 years in the making has officially been established in the Northwest Territories
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and PJ Akeeagok Victor Bay, Nunavut

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and P.J. Akeeagok, president of the local Qikiqtani Inuit Association, walk along the coast of Victor Bay, Nunavut, an area part of the now-official Tallurutiup Imanga National Marine Conservation Area. (Photo: Aaron Kylie)

Photo: Aaron Kylie/Canadian Geographic
Groups agree to plan to conserve the High Arctic Basin, while Tallurutiup Imanga National Marine Conservation Area becomes official
September/October, cover vote, Tombstone mountain
Photo: Julien Schroder
The voters have spoken! (And we agree.)
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