Top 5 Canadian National Parks to visit in 2017

Top 5 Canadian National Parks to visit in 2017

2017 is the year to head north. The Canadian National Parks are free to visit in 2017. In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary you can visit all 44 of their national parks and enjoy some of North America’s most beautiful sights.

According to the Canadian National Parks website: Admission to all national parks, national historic sites, and national marine conservation areas operated by Parks Canada is free for all of 2017.

So what are you waiting for?! Here’s a list to get you started on your journey.

Top 5 Canadian National Parks to visit in 2017

1.  Banff and Lake Louise

Sparkling turquoise waters, glacier-covered mountains and a serene beauty you won’t find anywhere else.

Lake Louise: 111 Lake Louise Drive, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta

2. Hopewell Rocks

Views of Hopewell Cape, NB - Bay of Fundy

Explore the ‘Flower Pot’ rocks on the Bay of Fundy by walking around the beach at low tide- but the tides come in quickly so make sure you’re back to safe land when it starts to come back in.

Hopewell Rocks : 131 Discovery Rd, Hopewell Cape, New Brunswick

3. Kluane National Park

Kluane National Park and Mountain
Kluane is the highest mountain in Canada and Kluane National Park holds the largest ice field in North America.

Kluane National Park and Reserve: Haines Junction, Yukon

4. PEI National Park of Canada


The gorgeous setting where Anne of Green Gables was imagined. Don’t miss the Green Gables Heritage place and these other Anne of Green Gables sights while visiting

Cavendish Main Beach: 590 Grahams Lane, Cavendish

5. Pukaskwa National Park

Wild Lake Superior
On the untouched shores of Lake Superior in Ontario this park is a completely different perspective on a well know and much loved lake- the greatest of the great lakes!

Pukaskwa National Park: Unorganized Thunder Bay District, Ontario

How many will you see this year and which one is your favorite? Order your free Discovery Pass here for free entrance to all of the Canadian National Parks in 2017.

Travel to Canada and Take a road trip to these top 5 National Parks to your bucket list in Ontario, Alberta, Yukon and PEI. And remember- Canada's National Parks are free in 2017!

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10 Thoughts on “Top 5 Canadian National Parks to visit in 2017

  1. Haley @ Cheap Recipe BlogNo Gravatar on January 17, 2017 at 10:54 am said:

    PEI is on my must-see list! I’d love to explore Eastern Canada more.

    • Greta AlmsNo Gravatar on January 25, 2017 at 10:14 am said:

      Me too! I also had a great time in New Brunswick and want to spend a lot more time there too!! So many amazing places to see- so little time :-)

  2. Alissa SchrankNo Gravatar on March 1, 2017 at 1:10 pm said:

    BANFF is on my list! Been wanting to get there since forever!

  3. Kayla DiercksNo Gravatar on March 1, 2017 at 1:29 pm said:

    This is such a great list. Love your photos!

  4. ErinNo Gravatar on March 1, 2017 at 3:27 pm said:

    Free all year?! Maybe the year I need to head to Canada!

    • Greta AlmsNo Gravatar on March 2, 2017 at 8:16 am said:

      Isn’t that awesome!! I just got my 2017 pass in the mail and am trying to figure out how many parks I can get in this year on top of my other travel plans! I highly recommend it ;-)

  5. Holly HulkeNo Gravatar on March 1, 2017 at 9:51 pm said:

    I’ve been to Banff and Lake Louise, but it looks like there are so many other beautiful places to add to my bucket list!

    • Greta AlmsNo Gravatar on March 2, 2017 at 8:18 am said:

      I find that I am always adding more and more places to my bucket list- it’s so fun to find new places to explore!

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