Canada’s Most Beautiful National Parks, Ranked

Rocky Mountains
Rocky Mountains | © Canadian Tourism Commission

The diversity and vastness of the Canadian landscape offer a wide array of gorgeous scenery and experiences. From the Rocky Mountains to Arctic glaciers, the country’s parks serve up non-stop eye candy. Grab your camera and start planning your adventure!

1. Fundy National Park, New Brunswick


Fundy National Park
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The Bay of Fundy is one of the most popular destinations in all of the Maritime provinces, and nowhere is it better experienced than at New Brunswick’s Fundy National Park. Discover the highest tides in the world. Also, walk along the ocean floor, and paddle along the Fundy’s rugged coastline.

2. Prince Edward Island National Park, Prince Edward Island


Prince Edward Island’s red sandstone cliffs are on full display at the island’s National Park. Experience island life along the wide stretch of beach, sand dunes, and stunning backdrop.

3. Kluane National Park, Yukon


Kluane National Park
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True adventurers will adore the rugged landscape of the Yukon’s Kluane National Park. Enjoy hiking, camping, mountaineering, and more amongst the park’s mountains, rivers, and ice fields. This adventure is not for the faint of heart!

4. Yoho National Park, British Columbia


Stand up paddle boarding at Yoho National Park with mountains behind
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It’s hard to argue with the beauty of Canada’s Rocky Mountains, which is why this is the first of three of the region’s parks to make this list! With waterfalls, mountains, and a turquoise river, this park is an outdoor wonderland.

5. Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Nova Scotia


Rocks leading down to water with pine trees in the background
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Cape Breton has repeatedly been ranked as one of the best islands in the world, and there’s no better place to experience its natural beauty than with a visit to the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Located along the famous Cabot Trail, the park offers a stunning combination of rolling highlands, forests, and ocean views.

6. Sirmilik National Park, Nunavut


Sirmilik National Park
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A visit to Canada’s Arctic is a truly unforgettable experience. One of the best ways to take in the breathtaking scenery is through one of the area’s National Parks, and Nunavut’s Sirmilik is our top pick. It’s one of the most diverse ecosystems in the Arctic and home to glaciers, mountains, icebergs, Narwhal whales, polar bears, and so much more.

7. Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland


Gros Morne National Park
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You’ll feel like you stepped onto the set of a mythical movie upon entering Gros Morne National Park. From the plunging fjords to the mindblowing Tablelands, there is something almost otherworldly about the UNESCO Heritage Site.

8. Jasper National Park, Alberta


Jasper National Park
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Not only is Jasper one of the best places to go stargazing in the world, but the daytime scenery is just as stunning, with its glacier fields, towering Rocky Mountains, and abundant wildlife.

9. Banff National Park, Alberta

Natural Feature, Park

There’s a reason why Banff is packed with tourists year-round—it is undoubtedly one of the most stunning places in all of Canada, if not the world. From the towering rocky mountains to the aqua blue lakes, the scenery here is absolutely unsurpassed.

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