National Park - The park is in the Rocky Mountain natural life
with terrain divided into three separate eco-regions: the montane, the
sub-alpine and the alpine. Banff is the birthplace of Canada's national
park system and a part of the Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage site.
Skoki Lodge in Banff National Park was
Canada’s first commercial ski
lodge, and the combination of its magnificent setting and 1930s retro
charm have given the lodge a spot among the Top Ten Romantic Getaways
in Canada's National Parks.
Lakes National Park - Rugged, windswept mountains rise
abruptly out of gentle prairie
grassland in spectacular Waterton Lakes National Park. Here, several
different ecological regions meet and interact in a landscape shaped by
wind, fire, flooding, and abundant plants and wildlife. The park helps
protect the unique and unusually diverse physical, biological and
cultural resources found in the Crown of the Continent: one of the
narrowest places in the Rocky Mountains. The highlight of Waterton's
sparkling chain of lakes is the international Upper Waterton Lake, the
deepest lake in the Canadian Rockies. In 1932, the park was joined with
Montana's Glacier National Park to form the Waterton-Glacier
International Peace Park - a world first.
National Park - Jasper is the largest and most
northerly Canadian rocky mountain
national park, part of a spectacular World Heritage Site. Comprised of
delicate and carefully protected ecosystems, Jasper's scenery is
none-the-less rugged and mountainous. In this special corner of Canada
you can thrill to the thunder of Sunwapta Falls, enjoy the serene
beauty of Mount Edith Cavell, connect with nature along 1,000-plus
kilometres of trails, experience Athabasca Glacier up close or just
resign yourself to a relaxing soak in Miette Hotsprings.
Island National Park - Located less than an hour away
from Edmonton, Elk Island National Park
of Canada protects the wilderness of the aspen parkland, one of the
most endangered habitats in Canada. This beautiful oasis is home to
herds of free roaming plains bison, wood bison, moose, deer, and elk.
Also boasting over 250 species of birds, the park is a bird watcher's
paradise. Be it for wildlife viewing, hiking, cross-country skiing,
picnicking or overnight camping, there is something for everyone at Elk
Island National Park.
Buffalo National Park - As part of Canada's system of
national parks and national historic
sites, Wood Buffalo National Park of Canada is our country's largest
national park and one of the largest in the world. It was established
in 1922 to protect the last remaining herds of bison in northern
Canada. Today, it protects an outstanding and representative example of
Canada's Northern Boreal Plains.
Alberta - National Parks - Established
as sanctuaries for wildlife, Alberta’s five national parks contain
thousands of square kilometers of unspoiled wilderness.
Alberta's Provincial Parks -
provincial parks and hundreds of recreational areas protect 27,500 sq
km (10,617 sq mi) and showcase the diversity of our geography – boreal
forests, mountains, foothills, prairies, lakelands and badlands.
There's even a provincial park in the middle of a major urban
centre. As a matter of fact, there is a provincial park or recreation
area within an hour’s drive of every community in Alberta, and day
Alberta's Municipal Parks - Visitors
to Alberta are often pleasantly surprised at the sheer number of parks,
gardens and outdoor recreation spots in our urban centres. Edmonton
has more green space than any city in North America. Calgary has the
most extensive continuous pathway system.
Alberta Parks - Alberta's
provincial parks and protected areas provide access to some
of the best destinations in North America for nature-based outdoor
recreation and natural heritage appreciation...