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.

Plains bison with their calves in banff national park

Plains bison with their calves in an enclosed pasture in Banff National Park, Alta. A five-year, $6.4-million project by Parks Canada hopes to re-establish the iconic species in part of their historic northern range. (Photo: Niki Wilson)

Photo: Niki Wilson
Nearly wiped out in Alberta in the 1800s, plains bison are making a historic return to Banff National Park 
Mountains, sea ice in Nunavut's Sirmilik National Park

The mountains on Borden Peninsula in Nunavut's Sirmilik National Park, one of eight proposed candidates for UNESCO World Heritage Site status. (Photo courtesy Parks Canada)

Photo courtesy Parks Canada
A look at the fascinating sites Parks Canada has proposed for UNESCO World Heritage Site designation
The air up here might hurt your face, but the views are worth it 
Basilique Sainte-Anne, Saint Anne Basilica in Quebec

The Basilica of Saint Anne de Beaupre towers above the countryside 30 kilometres from Quebec City. It's one of many beautiful and historic landmarks that can be accessed via the Véloroute Marie-Hélène Prémont, a scenic cycling trail along the St. Lawrence. (Photo: Denis McKay)

Photo: Denis McKay
Discover the New France of Samuel de Champlain on this scenic cycling route along the St. Lawrence River
Aerial view of Seely beach and newly constructed portion of Fundy Parkway looking West

An aerial view of Seely beach and a newly constructed portion of the Fundy Parkway, looking west. The Fundy Footpath, which follows the rugged coastline of the Bay, is the ultimate way to experience the beauty of this Atlantic Canadian landmark on foot. (Photo: Nick Hawkins/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Nick Hawkins/Canadian Geographic
This narrow, rock-strewn track along New Brunswick's Fundy coast is recommended for only the most prepared hikers — but those who brave it are amply rewarded
Revealing the best photographs of 2017 from Can Geo's Photo Club members
a prairie chicken dancer and his daughter at Wanuskewin Heritage Park

T.J. Warren, a prairie chicken dancer, and his daughter Omiyosiw Nazbah Warren, a jingle dress dancer, visit Wanuskewin Heritage Park for a ceremony. (Photo: Tourism Saskatoon)

Photo: Tourism Saskatoon
The cultural site near Saskatoon is working to connect non-Indigenous and Indigenous people to 6,000 years of the region’s First Nations heritage
There's a reason photographers call it the "magic hour" 
Banff wildlife overpass, anniversary, national park, bear, wolf, elk, cougar

Twenty years later, Banff National Park's system of wildlife overpasses and underpasses are still praised around the world for having drastically reduced wildlife collisions in the busy park. (Photo: Gloria Dickie)

Photo: Gloria Dickie
The innovative structures are heralded for having opened migration corridors and saved countless animals from vehicle collisions
auroras northern lights collage

Photos of the northern lights from Can Geo's Instagram community.

A roundup of the best photos of the northern lights submitted to our hashtag this week
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