From Banff to Fundy: List of National Parks in Canada | Knowledge News


Every country has many national parks, but some are immensely important to that country. In this article we take a look at some of the most important national parks in Canada.

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New Delhi: Canada has over 30 national parks and ten reserves. These represent 31 of Canada's terrestrial natural regions, protecting approximately 336,343 square kilometers of the country. These national parks and reserves are located in all provinces and territories, from mountains to plains. These national parks are protected areas under the Canada National Parks Act owned by the Government of Canada. The national parks are managed by Parks Canada – a government agency under the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change.

In this article, we take a look at the six best national parks in Canada.

List of national parks in Canada

  • Banff-Alberta
  • Akami-Uapishk-KakKasuak-Mealy Mountains – Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Bruce Peninsula – Ontario
  • Elk Island-Alberta
  • Fundy-New Brunswick
  • Gros Morne – Newfoundland and Labrador

Banff (Alberta)

It is the first park established by the Canadian government. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site and borders Kootenay, Yoho and Jasper National Parks.

Akami-Uapishk-KakKasuak-Mealy Mountains (Newfoundland and Labrador)

The park covers part of Labrador's glacially rounded Mealy Mountains from Lake Melville to Sandwich Bay. This also includes some sandy beaches along the Labrador Sea coast.

Bruce Peninsula (Ontario)

The Bruce Peninsula, a UNESCO biosphere reserve, was created from areas previously designated as Ontario's Cyprus Lake Provincial Park. Bruce has a unique coastal formation of the Niagara Escarpment and is part of the larger UNESCO Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Reserve.

Elk Island (Alberta)

Elk Island is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve created as a conservation area for moose. The national park is part of the Bison Conservation Area, the Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve and the Beaver Hills Biosphere Reserve. Between 1947 and 1948, approximately 18 moose were introduced from Elk Island to Cape Breton Highlands National Park in Nova Scotia.

Fundy (New Brunswick)

Fundy is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and has the highest tides in the world. Established on April 10, 1946, it features a rugged coastline that extends to the Canadian Highlands. Fundy National Park covers an area of ​​207 km2.

Gros Morne (Newfoundland and Labrador)

Gros Morne National Park is a World Heritage Site and is an example of plate tectonics due to its exposed mantle and crust.