15 Breathtaking Canadian National Parks To Add To Your Bucket List
2017 is the year of Canada’s 150th Anniversary! As such, Canada is giving out free National Park passes which you can select (not buy) online and have it mailed to you for free. I got my parks pass mainly because it was free and it would a great way to plan day trips. Since then, I’ve looked into the National Parks across Canada, and my bucket list has suddenly gotten a whole lot longer. These National Parks are jam packed with absolutely stunning views, deep history and experiences you’ll only have once in your life. Have you heard of Sable Island? Probably not. It’s a more recent National Park in Canada and you won’t believe what it takes to get there, and what waits for you when you arrive. Thousand Islands National Park is located in Ontario and is suddenly my number one destination this summer. Why? You’ll have to read on to find out, but I can guarantee you’ll want to go there at some point as well. Canada’s National Parks typically take a few days to explore and will envelope you in beautiful little worlds where fresh, crisp air, the well protected peaceful animals and sunshine will rejuvenate your soul.
1. Georgian Bay Island National Park – ONTARIO
Just a fifty minute drive from Barrie, Ontario, Georgian Bay National Park looks like it belongs in the Caribbean. Rent a sweet little cabin and be immersed in stunning blue skies, swim, canoe or jet ski through clear, azure waters and get some stunning photos on a daily hike up the surrounding cliffs. This location is famous for it’s Flowerpot Island (pictured here) and endless water to sky horizon.
2. La Mauricie National Park – QUEBEC
Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and escape to La Mauricie National Park. This insanely beautiful Canadian National Park covers 207 square miles in the Southern Canadian Shield and borders on the edge of the Saint Lawrence Lowlands. Two hours from Montreal, it is a picturesque location to camp, swim, hike and canoe. In the fall, the trees turn incredible shades of red, yellow and orange and reflect off the serene lake like a mirror.