North America

National Parks in Canada

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.

Banff National Park

Banff National Park was the first national park in Canada and features the iconic natural wonders of Peyto Lake, Lake Louise, and Moraine Lake.

North America / Canada / Alberta
Bruce Peninsula National Park

Bruce Peninsula National Park is part of the larger Niagara Escarpment and gives Canada another shared border national park.

North America / Canada / Ontario
Jasper National Park

Jasper National Park is the largest national park in the Canadian Rocky Mountains displaying some of the most beautiful mountain landscapes.

North America / Canada / Alberta
Kootenay National Park

Kootenay National Park is a land of extreme wilderness and one of Canada's favorite nature destinations.

North America / Canada / British Columbia
Waterton Lakes National Park

Waterton Lakes National Park displays sculpted rugged mountains around the beautiful Lake Waterton; a shared park between Canada and the USA.

North America / Canada / Alberta
Yoho National Park

Yoho national park is one of four protected areas celebrating the majesty of the Canadian Rocky Mountains with amazing waterfalls.

North America / Canada / British Columbia
Elk Island National Park

Elk Island National Park is home to the densest population of hoofed mammals in anywhere in Canada.

North America / Canada / Alberta
Forillon National Park

Forillon National Park and features the stunning landscape of the Gaspe Peninsula in Quebec.

North America / Canada / Quebec
Fundy National Park

Fundy National Park features the Bay of Fundy which is home to the largest tidal shift in the world and one of Canada's northeast wonders.

North America / Canada / New Brunswick
Georgian Bay Islands National Park

Georgian Bay Islands National Park 63 islands in the largest freshwater archipelago of Lake Huron in Ontario.

North America / Canada / Ontario
Glacier National Park (Canada)

Glacier National Park Canada displays over 130 glaciers across one of Canada's most beautiful mountainous national parks.

North America / Canada / British Columbia
Gros Morne National Park

Gros Morne National Park is one of the most famous of the northeastern part of Canada and offers an array of natural features to explore.

North America / Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador
Kejimkujik National Park

Kejimkujik National Park combines history and natural facets to create a unique attraction for the peninsula of Nova Scotia, Canada.

North America / Canada / Nova Scotia
Kluane National Park

Kluane National Park features stunning landscapes with Mount Logan as the focal point of this Canadian park.

North America / Canada / Yukon
Mount Revelstoke National Park

Mount Revelstoke National Park features a summit accessible by car with tremendous panoramic views of the Canadian Selkirk Mountains.

North America / Canada / British Columbia
Pacific Rim National Park

Pacific Rim National Park is one of the leading natural attractions of Vancouver Island off the coast of British Columbia, Canada.

North America / Canada / British Columbia
Prince Albert National Park

Prince Albert National Park in Saskatchewan, Canada is home to abundant wildlife and is one of the best places to see the Aurora Borealis.

North America / Canada / Saskatchewan
Riding Mountain National Park

Riding Mountain National Park has one of the densest populations of black bears in North America creating a wildlife gem for Manitoba.

North America / Canada / Manitoba
Terra Nova National Park

Terra Nova National Park in Newfoundland, Canada features rugged coastline, coves, inlets, wetlands, bogs, and more.

North America / Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador

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.