One of the most incredible vacations to take in Canada this summer is a trip through its many
national parks. A national park tour is the best way to see Canadian wildlife and natural
wonders, and it’s also a budget-friendly trip with endless activities to keep you and your family
entertained. To save money on a Canadian national parks vacation, you can get a Discovery
Pass. This is your ticket to any national park! The Discovery Pass is absolutely free through
2017, so go online to the Parks Canada website and order yours.
Banff National Park. The original Canadian national park, Banff National Park, is a must-visit
location. This area is one of Canada’s most stunning mountain escapes! Wander through the
endless alpine landscapes and explore the mountains, rivers, and lakes that characterize the
gorgeous terrain. While you’re there, you’ll want to visit Lake Louise, Icefields Parkway, and the
glaciers. Since the bodies of water in the area are all glacial, they are incredibly clear and have a
unique shade of blue. If you’re staying near Calgary, this is the best national park to visit!
Jasper National Park. North of Banff National Park, Jasper National Park covers over ten
thousand kilometers in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains. There is plenty to see here, including
glaciers, hot springs, and waterfalls. If all that water doesn’t float your boat (although we’re
pretty sure it will), then you can head to the mountains to enjoy hiking in the wilderness. Some
of the most popular areas to visit in Jasper National Park include the scenic Fryatt Valley,
Athabasca Glacier, and Maligne Lake.
Gros Morne National Park. On the eastern coast of Canada, Gros Morne National Park is tucked
away in Newfoundland. The park is named after a high peak in the Lone Range Mountains,
which run through the national park. The park’s most famous attributes are the interesting
geological formations, which include the rare phenomenon of exposed mantle rock and oceanic
crust. When you go, be sure to check out Western Brook Pond (a beautiful fjord), the
Tablelands, and Bonne Bay.
Fundy National Park. New Brunswick is home to Fundy National Park. Located on the Bay of
Fundy, this park is a wonderful place to explore the beautiful virgin coastline of the Atlantic and
over two dozen stunning waterfalls. The park also features the world’s highest tides! You can
kayak through the waters to get as close as possible to the daily high tide event. When the tide
goes out again, you can walk on the exposed ocean floor and enjoy seeing the marine life
without getting wet. There are also many trails you can take through the forest. Take a hike to
waterfalls, or head to an obscure viewpoint to enjoy the beauty of the park in solitude.
Make your 2017 memorable this year and let CanadaStays help you find something perfect for you and your family.