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Rocky Mountains | © Canadian Tourism Commission
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Canada’s Most Beautiful National Parks, Ranked

Picture of Kate Horodyski
Updated: 23 January 2018
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!
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10. Fundy National Park, New Brunswick

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.

Fundy National Park, Alma, NB, Canada, +1 506 887 6000

Fundy National Park Canadian Tourism Commission

Fundy National Park | © Canadian Tourism Commission

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9. 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.

Prince Edward Island National Park, Dalvay by the Sea, PE, Canada, +1 902 672 6350

Prince Edward Island National Park Tourism PEI Stephen Harris

Prince Edward Island National Park | © Tourism PEI / Stephen Harris

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8. Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan

Who knew wide-open space could be so gorgeous? At Saskatchewan’s Grasslands National Park, you won’t find mountains, ocean, or forest—the usual scenic jaw-droppers. Instead, you’ll find prairie fields as far as the eye can see. Enjoy the stark beauty of the prairies while you watch bison, prairie dogs, and antelope roam through the grasslands.

Grasslands National Park, Highway #4, Val Marie, SK, Canada, +1 306 298 2257

Grasslands National Park Tourism Saskatchewan Chris Hendrickson

Grasslands National Park | © Tourism Saskatchewan / Chris Hendrickson

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7. Kluane National Park, Yukon

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!

Kluane National Park, Yukon, Unorganized, YT, Canada, +1 867 634 7207

Kluane National Park Rich Stapleton

Kluane National Park | © Rich Stapleton

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6. Yoho National Park, British Columbia

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.

Yoho National Park, Field, BC, Canada, +1 250 343 6783

Yoho National Park Alpine Rafting Valerie Pleym

Yoho National Park | © Alpine Rafting / Valerie Pleym

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5. Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Nova Scotia

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.

Cape Breton Highlands National Park, NS, Canada, +1 902 224 2306

Cape Breton Highlands Nova Scotia Tourism

Cape Breton Highlands | © Nova Scotia Tourism

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4. Sirmilik National Park, Nunavut

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.

Sirmilik National Park, Sirmilik National Parks Office, Pond Inlet, NU, Canada, +1 867 899 8092

Sirmilik National Park Nunavut Tourism Hans Pfaff

Sirmilik National Park | © Nunavut Tourism / Hans Pfaff

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3. Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland

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.

Gros Morne National Park, NL, Canada, +1 709 458 2417

Gros Morne Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism

Gros Morne National Park | © Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism

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2. Jasper National Park, Alberta

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.

Jasper National Park, Jasper, AB, Canada, +1 780 852 6176

Jasper National Park Parks Canada L Neufeld

Jasper National Park | © Parks Canada / L Neufeld

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1. Banff National Park, Alberta

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.

Banff National Park, Improvement District No. 9, AB, Canada, +1 403 762 1550

Banff Canadian Tourism Commission

Banff National Park | © Canadian Tourism Commission