Being such a vast and underpopulated country, Canada is home to many national parks, which are among the world’s most beautiful and are very well kept. No matter whether you choose to visit a very famous national park or a less known one, you’re guaranteed to find some amazing scenery. With that in mind, I will show you a selection of some of the most beautiful national parks in Canada to inspire you to pack and go!

Summer is the best time of the year to visit any Canadian national park, but it also means you will very have busy and, in some cases, fairly crowded parks. Having said that, most parks can be visited any time of the year.

If your trip to Canada is coming up soon, you can apply for the Canadian visa here and get ready for your trip.

The Most Beautiful National Parks In Canada

1- Grasslands National Park

The park is located in the province of Saskatchewan and, as the name suggests, is not a mountain-filled park. It’s the complete opposite: here, the star of the park is its endless prairies that go as far as you can see. At Grasslands National Park you will also find some rare fauna, such as the short-tailed prairie dog scamper (actually a rodent).

The park is among the largest Dark Sky Reserves in the world, where you’ll have the impression you can see every single star in the sky. Definitely, an unusual and equally stunning park to visit in Canada.

2- Torngat Mountains National Park

Located in Newfoundland & Labrador, this is a very special park. The reason? At this park you can experience most natural aspects that make Canadian national parks so special: in addition to one of the highest peaks in Canada, you’ll also find fjords, polar bears and, during the winter months, the aurora borealis.

You will also have the chance to meet the region’s native people, since all staff and park rangers are Inuit – an indigenous people mainly living in Canada and Greenland. So if you haven’t even heard of them before, you will have the chance to interact with them at Torngat Mountains National Park.

3- Nahanni National Park

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is located in the Northwest Territories, making it quite an off-the-beaten-track park. It is popular with people who looking for overnight camping and multi-day trekking.

The park’s attractions include caves, several stunning waterfalls and long canyons. But the main highlight is South Nahanni River, where you can quench your thirst for water sports: canoeing, rafting and kayaking are all possible here. Nahanni National Park is also rich in wildlife and bears, wolves, caribou and mountain goats can be seen here.

4- Yoho National Park

Yoho National Park is part of the giant divide that separates British Columbia and Alberta. The park is less popular than neighbouring Banff National Park and is just two hours away from the city of Calgary.

Most Beautiful National Parks in Canada

At the park, you will enjoy a varied landscape with huge green fields, high mountains and powerful waterfalls and the Kicking Horse River, whose milky green waters form the Emerald Lake. Another impressive attraction at Yoho is the natural rock bridge, formed over centuries of erosion.

5- Mingan Archipelago

Mingan Archipelago National Park, in Quebec province, is only accessible by boat and encompasses over a thousand islands. In fact, it has the highest number of monoliths in the whole of Canada. To make it even more special, just remember that the rock sediments are dated from the time this used to be a tropical paradise – roughly half a million years ago!

6- Kluane National Park

Located in the remote province of Yukon, Kluane is not only one of the most beautiful Canadian national parks. It is also one of the most adrenaline-filled parks in the whole of Canada. Mount Logan, Canada’s tallest mountain is also located here, as well as the largest non-polar icefield in the world. It is possible to go on a propeller plane tour to see the frozen landscapes, ice rivers, mountains and grizzly bears from high above.

7- Banff National Park

Banff National Park is also located in the Alberta Rockies and is definitely the most famous Canadian national park. And, of course, there is a reason why hordes of tourists and hikers come here: you can hike, watch fauna and flora, ski, hike, you name it! Banff National Park was founded at the end of the 19th century and was the first Canadian national park.

Most Beautiful National Parks in Canada

Start your trip at Canada Place and don’t miss out on places like Lake Louise, which offers some remarkable views. Also, check out the hot sulfur springs in Cave and Basin Historic Site.


Canadian National Parks Mini-Checklist

– Get your Canadian eTA on

– Remember to wear comfortable shoes (i.e. hiking boots), as you will walk a lot.

– Pack some sun cream and repellent.

– Take plenty of water with you.

– Have a first-aid kit and a lantern/torch.


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