Adventure travel - tourism guide
|B.C. Parks are located on the westcoast of Canada. It is the 3rd largest province and consists of wilderness backcountry lakes, rivers, mountain ranges, rainforests and wildlife. [ Link ]|
|Alberta Parks are located in a western Canadian prairie province which is home to the Rocky Mountain Range, prairie grasslands, lakes, hoodoos, Boreal Forest and wildlife. [ Link ]|
|Saskatchewan Parks are located in a central prairie province which is home to Boreal Forest, grasslands, wildlife, Canadian Shield, wetlands, rivers and 10,000 lakes. [ Link ]|
|Yukon Parks are located in a northern wilderness environment with looming mountain ranges, glaciers, forests connecting lakes, wildlife and backcountry rivers. [ Link ]|
|NWT Parks are located in a wilderness environment at the doorway to the Arctic Circle. Home to waterfalls, raging rivers, tundra, Great Slave Lake and wildlife. [ Link ]|
Canada Parks include national, provincial, territorial, regional, municipal, community, recreation and wilderness parks. Every province and territory in Canada maintains a good selection of parks.
Most of the Canada parks operate seasonally with the peak months of operation occurring during the months of May to late September. Many of the larger Canada parks are created to protect the environment and wildlife in the region while promoting recreational activities.
Smaller urban parks provide green space and activities to local communities. many of the smaller parks are enhances with a good selection of extra amenities and services like concession stands, beaches, life guards, paved pathways, flower gardens, monuments, washrooms, etc.
Canada parks vary in size, activities and services. Many larger parks specialize in a certain activity or highlighted by a certain feature. A parks main attraction can be a sandy beach, backpacking trails, canoe routes, a lighthouse, a wildlife habitat area, a campground, protective plant species, a heritage site, backpacking and wilderness camping.
The most popular park activities enjoyed in a Canada Park include hiking, camping, swimming, backpacking, canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking, fishing, picnicking, birdwatching, wind surfing, photography and much more.
The parks with bare-bone services tend to be open to the public free of charge, however, most require a paid admission. . They are called wilderness parks and forestry recreation parks.
Some of the more common amenities located in the larger developed parks include a campground, sandy beach, showers, washrooms, sani station, park office, picnic area, playground, marina, boat launch and more.
Be aware that many of the national, provincial and recreation parks with campgrounds require booking in advance. Some operate on a first come, first serve basis.
Some Canada Park Tips
- research parks per your activity preferences.
- book in advance (when required).
- ask about services in park campgrounds.
- ask about picnic day use areas.
- do not approach or feed wildlife.
- pack rain gear and prepare for changes in weather.
- pack sunglasses, hat and sunscreen.
- pack bug spray for activities.
- some parks require paid admission to access.
- some parks have forest rangers.
- some parks have villages within park borders.
- lock vehicles while exploring in parks.
- equipment rentals are available in some parks.
- dress in layers when exploring park wilderness areas.
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