As the second largest country in the world, Canada offers a wide range of nature to explore across its massive 9.985 million km² of land and coastline width of 9,306 km (5,780 miles).
Today in Canada there are 38 national parks, 10 national park reserves, and one national urban park, covering an area of approximately 328,198 km2 (126,718 sq mi) or about 3.3% of the total land area of the country.
If you’re planning to visit Canada for ecotourism then the best national parks tend to be in Western Canada in British Columbia, Alberta and to the north in the Yukon and Northwest Territories.
Here is an overview of the national park system of Canada:
What Is Adventure Ecotourism?
Imagine unplugging entirely from civilization and venturing deep into the wilderness with only a backpack, food, water and the necessary supplies.
Few people in the modern world ever get a chance to experience the wilderness anymore beyond the road and glowing lights of civilization.
Through adventure ecotourism, you can reconnect with natural world, witness animals in the natural habitat, lie and mindfully stargaze at the entire Milky Way Galaxy without any light pollution and hit the reset button on your stresses.
Canada’s national park system offers some of the most accessible and beautiful wilderness areas in the world for adventure ecotourism.
The Best National Parks In Canada
While it’s difficult to choose the best national parks in Canada because there are just so many awe-inspiring national park reserves, I’ve done my best to narrow them down to the most spectacular.
If you want to add some amazing places to your bucket list, here are some of the must-visit national parks of Canada.
1. Banff National Park
2. Jasper National Park
3. Pacific Rim National Park
4. Kluane National Park
5. Cape Breton Highlands National Park
6. Nahanni National Park
7. Waterton Lakes National Park
While spread out across a massive territory, Canada’s national park system offers some of the best opportunities for ecotourism in the world where you can unplug and immerse yourself in the wilderness.