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.

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.)
We asked some of Canada’s most accomplished photographers why they dedicate their time to capturing images of nature. Here’s what they said.
Nous avons demandé à certains des photographes les plus remarquables du Canada d’expliquer pourquoi ils dédient leur temps à capter des images de la nature. Voici ce qu’ils ont révélé.
A woman stands alone looking out over an empty prairie under a cloudy blue sky

Samantha Fischer, a resource management officer at Saskatchewan’s Grasslands National Park, gazes out over the park’s West Block.

Photo: Michelle Valberg/Canadian Geographic
How conservationists and ranchers in Saskatchewan are working to slow the loss of an endangered ecosystem
Watermelon snow on Mount Garibaldi

Watermelon snow below the toe of the Lava Glacier on Mount Garibaldi, B.C. (Photo: Casey Engstrom)

Watermelon snow
The Alpine Club of Canada covers everything from wildfires to watermelon snow in its recently published annual report on Canada's alpine environments
a collage of photos of Canadian places including Cape Breton, Fogo Island, Gatineau Park, Charlottetown, Calgary, Nunavut

Photos to inspire your summer adventures from the new Ultimate Canadian Instagram Photos special issue, on newsstands now. (Photos, left to right, top to bottom: @ms.chels, @roryffarrell, @eyeforthis, @j_macindoe, @theradicalc, @nick_osbourne, @brianwlackey, @ronniekinnie, @anatoletuzlak, @nicolebutzphoto, @gord_follett_photography)

Photos, left to right, top to bottom: @ms.chels, @roryffarrell, @eyeforthis, @j_macindoe, @theradicalc, @nick_osbourne, @brianwlackey, @ronniekinnie, @anatoletuzlak, @nicolebutzphoto, @gord_follett_photography
From fiery sunrises over Fogo Island, N.L., to surf-worthy waves in Pacific Rim National Park, B.C., catch wanderlust from Can Geo's Instagram community 
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