Canadian National Parks

Canadian National Park: Grasslands, Saskatchewan

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Very close to the Saskatchewan-Montana border, Grasslands National Park centers on the Frenchman River Valley in the west and the Killdeer Badlands of the Rock Creek area and the Wood Mountain Uplands in the east. Grasslands is the only prairie national park, and contains the largest […]

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Canadian National Park: Gulf Islands

by Cie McCullough Buschle

The Gulf Islands park only contains some of British Columbia’s Gulf Island Archipelago, as well as numerous islets and reef areas. The Gulf Islands are in between Vancouver Island and the mainland of British Columbia, and as such are susceptible to urban and recreational development […]

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Canadian National Parks: Sable Island, Nova Scotia

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Canada’s newest National Park is a crescent shaped sandbar less than a mile wide, but 26 miles long. Sable Island is in the North Atlantic Ocean, 100 miles southeast of Canso, Nova Scotia, Sable Island has often been referred to as the “Graveyard of the […]

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Canadian National Park: Georgian Bay Islands, Ontario

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Sometimes called the sixth Great Lake, the Georgian Bay Islands are part of the 30,000 island chain that is the world’s largest freshwater archipelago. Georgian Bay is home to the world’s largest island in a freshwater lake, Manitoulin, and the islands hold many species of reptiles and amphibians, including the […]

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Canadian National Park: Quttinirpaaq, Ellesmere Island, Nunavut

by Cie McCullough Buschle

The word “park” brings to mind lush greenery, tall trees and brown furry animals. In the monochrome acreage of Quttinirpaaq, park takes on a different meaning. Mountains are charcoal gray, there are no trees at all, and the small furry animals tend to be white. […]

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Canadian National Park: Nahanni, Northwest Territories

by Cie McCullough Buschle

In the Northwest Territories of Canada there is a sacred place of Dene legend, home to the Dehcho First Nations. A World Heritage Site, Nahanni National Park Reserve holds the highest mountains and largest glaciers in the Northwest Territories, and also about 500 grizzlies. Nahanni Park […]

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Canadian National Park: Banff, Alberta

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Canada’s oldest national park is Banff, Alberta, contains glaciers, ice fields, forests and mountains. Centered around hot springs discovered in 1883 by railway construction workers, Banff is one of the World’s most visited national parks, and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The entire […]

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