The GANP is here to help you discover, explore, and learn more about the national parks in Canada and why we need to protect them.
How many national parks are there in Canada?
Canada has 38 national parks with an additional 10 national park reserves.
Which province has the most national parks?
British Columbia has the most national parks with seven. Northwest Territories and Ontario both have six protected areas while Alberta and Nunavut round off the top 5 with five each.
What is the largest national park in Canada?
Wood Buffalo National Park is the largest national park in Canada. It covers an area of 17,364 square miles (44,972 sq km). The top 5 largest national parks include:
- Wood Buffalo National Park (Alberta, Northwest Territories) - 17,364 square miles (44,972 sq km)
- Quttinirpaaq National Park (Nunavut) - 14,585 square miles (37,775 sq km)
- Sirmilik National Park (Nunavut) - 8,571 square miles (22,200 sq km)
- Kluane National Park (Yukon) - 8,487 square miles (21,980 sq km)
- Ukkusiksalik National Park (Nunavut) - 8,062 square miles (20,880 sq km)
What is the smallest national park in Canda?
Georgian Bay Islands National Park is the smallest national park in Canada. It only consists of an area of 5.21 square miles (13.5 sq km).
What was the first national park in Canda?
Banff National Park was established in 1885 as the first national park for Canada.
What is the most visited national park in the United States?
Banff is the oldest and most visited National Park in Canada. It features highlights like Peyto Lake, Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, and the Banff Springs Hotel.
Canada is comprised of ten provinces and three territories. It is the second-largest country in the world covering an area of 3.85 million square miles (9.98 sq km). It is home to the furthest north settlement, and much of the territory is covered in the Canadian Arctic ice.
At 151,019 miles (243,042 km), Canda has the longest coastline in the world. The border between Canada and the United States covers a distance of 5,525 miles (8,891 km) making it the longest bi-national border in the world.
Canda represents wilderness with 42% of the landmass covered in forests accounting for almost 8% of the world's forests. With over 2,000,000 lakes, Canada has the most lakes in the world.