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Encyclopedia > List of Canadian national parks
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The National Parks of Canada preserve both spectacular and representative areas of the country, located in every one of the nation's 13 provinces and territories. They are administered by Parks Canada, which also manages 157 National Historic Sites, not listed here. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (976x790, 57 KB) Summary Location of Canadian national parks Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: List of Canadian national parks Point Pelee National Park Bruce Peninsula National Park Gros Morne National Park Forillon National Park Cape Breton... Image File history File links Canada-parks. ... Image File history File links Canada-parks. ... Parks Canada is a Canadian government agency whose purpose is to protect and present nationally significant examples of Canadas natural and cultural heritage and foster public understanding, appreciation and enjoyment in ways that ensure their ecological and commemorative integrity for present and future generations. ... The Canadian National Parks system encompasses over forty protected areas, including National Parks, National Park Reserves and National Marine Conservation Areas. ... Parks Canada is a Canadian government agency whose purpose is to protect and present nationally significant examples of Canadas natural and cultural heritage and foster public understanding, appreciation and enjoyment in ways that ensure their ecological and commemorative integrity for present and future generations. ... The National Historic Sites of Canada component of Parks Canada is responsible for Canadas programme of historical commemoration, which recognizes nationally significant places, persons and events. ...


This list includes the country's two National Marine Conservation Areas (NMCAs), the lone National Landmark, and seven National Park Reserves. A recent initiative of the national park service, NMCAs join all other sites on this list, along with the national historic sites, to comprise the national park system. National Marine Conservation Areas (NMCAs) is a Parks Canada programme responsible for marine areas managed for sustainability and containing smaller zones of high protection. ... The term National landmark may refer to one of two programs of the United States government: National Historic Landmark National Natural Landmark Also see: Listed building (United Kingdom equivalent) This is a disambiguation page—a list of articles associated with the same title. ...

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National Parks

This list includes the 36 national parks as of Feb. 2007.

Name Location Area (km²) Year Estab'd Remarks
Glacier British Columbia &&&&&&&&&&&01349.&&&&&01,349 1886
Kootenay British Columbia &&&&&&&&&&&01406.&&&&&01,406 1920 World Heritage Site unit
Mount Revelstoke British Columbia &&&&&&&&&&&&0260.&&&&&0260 1914
Yoho British Columbia &&&&&&&&&&&01313.&&&&&01,313 1886 World Heritage Site unit
Banff Alberta &&&&&&&&&&&06641.&&&&&06,641 1885 First National Park in Canada. The Cave and Basin hot springs were set aside as a public park in 1885, greatly enlarged and renamed Rocky Mountains Park in 1887; renamed Banff National Park in 1930. World Heritage Site unit.
Elk Island Alberta &&&&&&&&&&&&0194.&&&&&0194 1913
Jasper Alberta &&&&&&&&&&010878.&&&&&010,878 1907 World Heritage Site unit
Waterton Lakes Alberta/Montana &&&&&&&&&&&&0505.&&&&&0505 1895 Part of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, a World Heritage Site.
Wood Buffalo Alberta/Northwest Territories &&&&&&&&&&044807.&&&&&044,807 1922 World Heritage Site
Grasslands Saskatchewan &&&&&&&&&&&&0907.&&&&&0907 1981
Prince Albert Saskatchewan &&&&&&&&&&&03874.&&&&&03,874 1927
Riding Mountain Manitoba &&&&&&&&&&&02973.&&&&&02,973 1929 Designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1986
Wapusk Manitoba &&&&&&&&&&011475.&&&&&011,475 1996
Bruce Peninsula Ontario &&&&&&&&&&&&0154.&&&&&0154 1987
St. Lawrence Islands Ontario &&&&&&&&&&&&&&09.&&&&&09 1914 First national park in the East.
Point Pelee Ontario &&&&&&&&&&&&&015.&&&&&015 1918
Georgian Bay Islands Ontario &&&&&&&&&&&&&013.&&&&&013 1929
Pukaskwa Ontario &&&&&&&&&&&01878.&&&&&01,878 1978
Forillon Quebec &&&&&&&&&&&&0244.&&&&&0244 1970
La Mauricie Quebec &&&&&&&&&&&&0536.&&&&&0536 1970
Fundy New Brunswick &&&&&&&&&&&&0206.&&&&&0206 1948
Kouchibouguac New Brunswick &&&&&&&&&&&&0239.&&&&&0239 1969
Prince Edward Island Prince Edward Island &&&&&&&&&&&&&022.&&&&&022 1937
Cape Breton Highlands Nova Scotia &&&&&&&&&&&&0949.&&&&&0949 1936
Kejimkujik Nova Scotia &&&&&&&&&&&&0404.&&&&&0404 1968
Gros Morne Newfoundland and Labrador &&&&&&&&&&&01805.&&&&&01,805 1973 World Heritage Site
Terra Nova Newfoundland and Labrador &&&&&&&&&&&&0400.&&&&&0400 1957
Ivvavik Yukon &&&&&&&&&&010168.&&&&&010,168 1984 Established as Northern Yukon National Park in 1984, renamed Ivvavik National Park in 1992. First national park established as a result of a land claim agreement with its natives.
Kluane Yukon &&&&&&&&&&022013.&&&&&022,013 1972 Kluane National Park Reserve was established in 1972. Subsequently, a large eastern portion of the Reserve became Kluane National Park. World Heritage Site unit.
Vuntut Yukon &&&&&&&&&&&04345.&&&&&04,345 1995
Aulavik Northwest Territories &&&&&&&&&&012200.&&&&&012,200 1992
Tuktut Nogait Northwest Territories &&&&&&&&&&016340.&&&&&016,340 1996
Auyuittuq Nunavut &&&&&&&&&&021471.&&&&&021,471 2001
Quttinirpaaq Nunavut &&&&&&&&&&037775.&&&&&037,775 2001 Ellesmere Island National Park Reserve was established in 1988, renamed Quttinirpaaq National Park on Feb. 19, 2001, with passage of the new National Parks Act.
Sirmilik Nunavut &&&&&&&&&&022200.&&&&&022,200 2001
Ukkusiksalik Nunavut &&&&&&&&&&020500.&&&&&020,500 2003

A total of 260,468 km² are protected in national parks throughout Canada. Glacier National Park is one of seven national parks in British Columbia, Canada. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo - Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 36 - Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 4th - Total 944,735 km... Kootenay National Park is located in southeastern British Columbia, Canada covering 1,406 km² (543 mi²) in the Canadian Rockies and is part of a World Heritage Site. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo - Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 36 - Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 4th - Total 944,735 km... The Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site is located in the Canadian Rockies. ... Mount Revelstoke National Park is located adjacent to the city of Revelstoke, British Columbia in Canada. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo - Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 36 - Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 4th - Total 944,735 km... Natural Bridge Yoho National Park is located in the Canadian Rocky Mountains along the western slope of the Continental Divide in southeastern British Columbia. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo - Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 36 - Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 4th - Total 944,735 km... The Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site is located in the Canadian Rockies. ... Moraine Lake, and the Valley of the Ten Peaks Banff National Park is Canadas oldest national park, established in 1885, in the Canadian Rockies. ... Motto: Fortis et liber(Latin) Strong and free Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Official languages English (see below) Government - Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong - Premier Ed Stelmach (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 28 - Senate seats 6 Confederation September 1, 1905 (split from Northwest Territories) (8th [Province]) Area Ranked... The Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site is located in the Canadian Rockies. ... Elk Island National Park, established in 1913, is located just east of Edmonton, Alberta. ... Motto: Fortis et liber(Latin) Strong and free Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Official languages English (see below) Government - Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong - Premier Ed Stelmach (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 28 - Senate seats 6 Confederation September 1, 1905 (split from Northwest Territories) (8th [Province]) Area Ranked... Jasper National Park is the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, spanning 10,878 km² (4200 mi²). It is located in the province of Alberta, to the north of Banff National Park and west of the city of Edmonton. ... Motto: Fortis et liber(Latin) Strong and free Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Official languages English (see below) Government - Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong - Premier Ed Stelmach (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 28 - Senate seats 6 Confederation September 1, 1905 (split from Northwest Territories) (8th [Province]) Area Ranked... The Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site is located in the Canadian Rockies. ... Waterton Lakes National Park is a national park located in the southwest corner of Alberta, Canada, and borders Glacier National Park in Montana, USA. Waterton was Canadas fourth national park, formed in 1895 and named after Waterton Lake. ... Motto: Fortis et liber(Latin) Strong and free Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Official languages English (see below) Government - Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong - Premier Ed Stelmach (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 28 - Senate seats 6 Confederation September 1, 1905 (split from Northwest Territories) (8th [Province]) Area Ranked... Official language(s) English Capital Helena Largest city Billings Area  Ranked 4th  - Total 147,165 sq mi (381,156 km²)  - Width 255 miles (410 km)  - Length 630 miles (1,015 km)  - % water 1  - Latitude 44°26N to 49°N  - Longitude 104°2W to 116°2W Population  Ranked... The Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park is the name of the union of the Glacier National Park in the United States and the Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... Wood Buffalo National Park, located in northeastern Alberta and southern Northwest Territories, is the largest national park in Canada at 44,807 km². The park was established in 1922 to protect the worlds largest herd of free roaming Wood Bison, currently estimated at more than 2,000. ... Motto: Fortis et liber(Latin) Strong and free Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Official languages English (see below) Government - Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong - Premier Ed Stelmach (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 28 - Senate seats 6 Confederation September 1, 1905 (split from Northwest Territories) (8th [Province]) Area Ranked... For other geographical names that include Northwest, see Northwest. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... Grasslands National Park (Parc national des Prairies in French) is one of Canadas newest national parks and is located in southern Saskatchewan along the Montana border at N49. ... Motto: Multis E Gentibus Vires (Latin: The Strength of Many Peoples) Capital Regina Largest city Saskatoon Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Gordon Barnhart - Premier Lorne Calvert (NDP) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 14 - Senate seats 6 Confederation September 1, 1905 (Split from NWT) (9th (province)) Area  Ranked... Prince Albert National Park covers 3,874 km² (1,496 mi²) in central Saskatchewan, Canada and is located 200 kilometres (120 miles) north of Saskatoon. ... Motto: Multis E Gentibus Vires (Latin: The Strength of Many Peoples) Capital Regina Largest city Saskatoon Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Gordon Barnhart - Premier Lorne Calvert (NDP) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 14 - Senate seats 6 Confederation September 1, 1905 (Split from NWT) (9th (province)) Area  Ranked... Riding Mountain National Park is a national park in Manitoba, Canada. ... Motto: Gloriosus et Liber (Latin: Glorious and free) BC AB SK MB ON QC NB PE NS NL YT NT NU Capital Winnipeg Largest city Winnipeg Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor John Harvard - Premier Gary Doer (NDP) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 14 - Senate seats 6 Confederation... UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ... Wapusk National Park is Canadas 37th national park, established in 1996. ... Motto: Gloriosus et Liber (Latin: Glorious and free) BC AB SK MB ON QC NB PE NS NL YT NT NU Capital Winnipeg Largest city Winnipeg Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor John Harvard - Premier Gary Doer (NDP) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 14 - Senate seats 6 Confederation... Located at the tip of the Bruce peninsula (which almost cuts off Georgian Bay from Lake Huron), on the Niagara Escarpment of Ontario, Canada, Bruce Peninsula National Park offers many opportunities for hiking, camping, bird watching and many other outdoor activities. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area [1] Ranked... St. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area [1] Ranked... Point Pelee National Park is a park in Essex County in southwestern Ontario, Canada. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area [1] Ranked... Georgian Bay Islands National Park consists of 59 small islands or parts of islands in Georgian Bay, near Port Severn, Ontario. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area [1] Ranked... Pukaskwa National Park is a national park located in Ontario, Canada. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area [1] Ranked... Forillon National Park is located on the Gaspé Peninsula of Quebec. ... , Motto: Je me souviens (French: I remember) Capital Quebec City Largest city Montreal Official languages French Government - Lieutenant-Governor Pierre Duchesne - Premier Jean Charest (PLQ) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 75 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area  Ranked 2nd - Total 1,542,056 km² (595... La Mauricie National Park is located in the Laurentian mountains in the Mauricie region of Québec, Canada. ... , Motto: Je me souviens (French: I remember) Capital Quebec City Largest city Montreal Official languages French Government - Lieutenant-Governor Pierre Duchesne - Premier Jean Charest (PLQ) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 75 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area  Ranked 2nd - Total 1,542,056 km² (595... Fundy National Park is located on the Bay of Fundy near the village of Alma, New Brunswick. ... Motto: Spem reduxit (Hope restored) Capital Fredericton Largest city Saint John Official languages English, French (the only constitutionally bilingual province in the country) Government - Lieutenant-Governor Herménégilde Chiasson - Premier Shawn Graham (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 10 - Senate seats 10 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st... Kouchibouguac National Park is located on the east coast of New Brunswick, north of the town of Richibucto. ... Motto: Spem reduxit (Hope restored) Capital Fredericton Largest city Saint John Official languages English, French (the only constitutionally bilingual province in the country) Government - Lieutenant-Governor Herménégilde Chiasson - Premier Shawn Graham (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 10 - Senate seats 10 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st... Prince Edward Island National Park is a Canadian National Park located on Prince Edward Island. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... Cape Breton Highlands National Park is located on northern Cape Breton Island in the province of Nova Scotia. ... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit(Latin) One defends and the other conquers Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Regional Municipality Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis - Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 11 - Senate seats 10 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area... Kejimkujik National Park (or Keji) is part of the national park system, located in the province of Nova Scotia (NS). ... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit(Latin) One defends and the other conquers Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Regional Municipality Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis - Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 11 - Senate seats 10 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area... Western Brook Pond. ... Motto: Quaerite Prime Regnum Dei (Latin: Seek ye first the kingdom of God) Capital St. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... Terra Nova National Park is located on the northeast coast of Newfoundland along several inlets of Bonavista Bay. ... Motto: Quaerite Prime Regnum Dei (Latin: Seek ye first the kingdom of God) Capital St. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Kluane National Park and Reserve is located in the extreme southwestern corner of the Yukon territory in Canada. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... Vuntut National Park is a national park located in the northern Yukon Territory, Canada. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Aulavik National Park is a national park located in the Northwest Territories of Canada. ... For other geographical names that include Northwest, see Northwest. ... Tuktut Nogait National Park (sometimes spelled: Tuktuk Nogait) is a national park located in the Northwest Territories of Canada. ... For other geographical names that include Northwest, see Northwest. ... Auyuittuq National Park is a national park located on Baffin Islands Cumberland Peninsula in Nunavut, Canada. ... Motto: Nunavut Sannginivut (Inuktitut: Nunavut our strength or Our land our strength) Capital Iqaluit Largest city Iqaluit Official languages Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English, French Government - Commissioner Ann Meekitjuk Hanson - Premier Paul Okalik (Consensus government) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 1 (Nancy Karetak-Lindell) - Senate seats 1 (Willie Adams) Confederation... Satellite picture of a glacier in Ellesmere National Park. ... Motto: Nunavut Sannginivut (Inuktitut: Nunavut our strength or Our land our strength) Capital Iqaluit Largest city Iqaluit Official languages Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English, French Government - Commissioner Ann Meekitjuk Hanson - Premier Paul Okalik (Consensus government) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 1 (Nancy Karetak-Lindell) - Senate seats 1 (Willie Adams) Confederation... Sirmilik National Park is a national park located in Nunavut, Canada. ... Motto: Nunavut Sannginivut (Inuktitut: Nunavut our strength or Our land our strength) Capital Iqaluit Largest city Iqaluit Official languages Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English, French Government - Commissioner Ann Meekitjuk Hanson - Premier Paul Okalik (Consensus government) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 1 (Nancy Karetak-Lindell) - Senate seats 1 (Willie Adams) Confederation... Ukkusiksalik National Park is a national park in Nunavut, Canada. ... Motto: Nunavut Sannginivut (Inuktitut: Nunavut our strength or Our land our strength) Capital Iqaluit Largest city Iqaluit Official languages Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English, French Government - Commissioner Ann Meekitjuk Hanson - Premier Paul Okalik (Consensus government) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 1 (Nancy Karetak-Lindell) - Senate seats 1 (Willie Adams) Confederation...


National Marine Conservation Areas

Name Location Area (km²) Established
Fathom Five National Marine Park Ontario &&&&&&&&&&&&0112.&&&&&0112 1987
Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park Quebec &&&&&&&&&&&01138.&&&&&01,138 1998

Located at the mouth of Georgian Bay in Ontario, Canada Fathom Five National Marine Park is a largely underwater national park that seeks to protect and display shipwrecks and lighthouses. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area [1] Ranked... The Saguenay–St. ... , Motto: Je me souviens (French: I remember) Capital Quebec City Largest city Montreal Official languages French Government - Lieutenant-Governor Pierre Duchesne - Premier Jean Charest (PLQ) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 75 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area  Ranked 2nd - Total 1,542,056 km² (595...

National Park Reserves

These areas have been set aside with the intention of becoming national parks, pending the settlement of native land claims. Until then, they are managed as national parks under the National Parks Act.

Name Location Area (km²) Designated Remarks
Gulf Islands National Park Reserve British Columbia &&&&&&&&&&&&&033.&&&&&033 2003
Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site British Columbia &&&&&&&&&&&01495.&&&&&01,495 1988 South Moresby National Park Reserve was created July 12, 1988, with the signing of the South Moresby Agreement; renamed Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site on February 28, 1996. Includes SGaang Gwaii (Anthony Island) World Heritage Site.
Pacific Rim National Park Reserve British Columbia &&&&&&&&&&&&0511.&&&&&0511 1970
Torngat Mountains National Park Reserve Newfoundland and Labrador &&&&&&&&&&&09600.&&&&&09,600 2005
Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve Quebec &&&&&&&&&&&&0151.&&&&&0151 1984
Kluane National Park Reserve Yukon Territory &&&&&&&&&&022013.&&&&&022,013 1976 Kluane National Park Reserve was established in 1972. Subsequently, a large eastern portion of the Reserve became Kluane National Park. World Heritage Site unit
Nahanni National Park Reserve Northwest Territories &&&&&&&&&&&04766.&&&&&04,766 1976 World Heritage Site

Gulf Islands National Park Reserve is Canadas 40th National Park. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo - Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 36 - Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 4th - Total 944,735 km... The Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site is a combination of a national park reserve and a heritage site located in British Columbia, Canada. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo - Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 36 - Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 4th - Total 944,735 km... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... Pacific Rim National Park is a Canadian national park in British Columbia made up of three separate regions: Long Beach, the Broken Group Islands, and the West Coast Trail. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo - Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 36 - Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 4th - Total 944,735 km... Torngat Mountains National Park Reserve is an announced national park located on the Labrador Peninsula of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. ... Motto: Quaerite Prime Regnum Dei (Latin: Seek ye first the kingdom of God) Capital St. ... Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve* of Canada (MANPRC) is located about 225 km east of Sept-Îles off the Middle North Shore in the Gulf of St. ... , Motto: Je me souviens (French: I remember) Capital Quebec City Largest city Montreal Official languages French Government - Lieutenant-Governor Pierre Duchesne - Premier Jean Charest (PLQ) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 75 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area  Ranked 2nd - Total 1,542,056 km² (595... Kluane National Park and Reserve is located in the extreme southwestern corner of the Yukon territory in Canada. ... Motto: none Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Whitehorse Largest city Whitehorse Commissioner Jack Cable Premier Dennis Fentie (Yukon Party) Area 482,443 km² (9th)  - Land 474,391 km²  - Water 8,052 km² (1. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... Nahanni National Park Reserve in the Northwest Territories of Canada, approximately 600 km west of Yellowknife, protects a portion of the Mackenzie Mountains Natural Region. ... For other geographical names that include Northwest, see Northwest. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State...

National Landmark

Name Location Area (km²) Established
Pingo National Landmark Northwest Territories &&&&&&&&&&&&&016.&&&&&016 1984

Pingo National Landmark is a natural area protecting eight pingos near Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories. ... For other geographical names that include Northwest, see Northwest. ...

National parks by province and territory

British Columbia

Glacier National Park is one of seven national parks in British Columbia, Canada. ... Gulf Islands National Park Reserve is Canadas 40th National Park. ... The Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site is a combination of a national park reserve and a heritage site located in British Columbia, Canada. ... Kootenay National Park is located in southeastern British Columbia, Canada covering 1,406 km² (543 mi²) in the Canadian Rockies and is part of a World Heritage Site. ... Mount Revelstoke National Park is located adjacent to the city of Revelstoke, British Columbia in Canada. ... Pacific Rim National Park is a Canadian national park in British Columbia made up of three separate regions: Long Beach, the Broken Group Islands, and the West Coast Trail. ... Natural Bridge Yoho National Park is located in the Canadian Rocky Mountains along the western slope of the Continental Divide in southeastern British Columbia. ...

Alberta

Moraine Lake, and the Valley of the Ten Peaks Banff National Park is Canadas oldest national park, established in 1885, in the Canadian Rockies. ... Elk Island National Park, established in 1913, is located just east of Edmonton, Alberta. ... Jasper National Park is the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, spanning 10,878 km² (4200 mi²). It is located in the province of Alberta, to the north of Banff National Park and west of the city of Edmonton. ... Waterton Lakes National Park is a national park located in the southwest corner of Alberta, Canada, and borders Glacier National Park in Montana, USA. Waterton was Canadas fourth national park, formed in 1895 and named after Waterton Lake. ... Wood Buffalo National Park, located in northeastern Alberta and southern Northwest Territories, is the largest national park in Canada at 44,807 km². The park was established in 1922 to protect the worlds largest herd of free roaming Wood Bison, currently estimated at more than 2,000. ...

Saskatchewan

Grasslands National Park (Parc national des Prairies in French) is one of Canadas newest national parks and is located in southern Saskatchewan along the Montana border at N49. ... Prince Albert National Park covers 3,874 km² (1,496 mi²) in central Saskatchewan, Canada and is located 200 kilometres (120 miles) north of Saskatoon. ...

Manitoba

Riding Mountain National Park is a national park in Manitoba, Canada. ... Wapusk National Park is Canadas 37th national park, established in 1996. ...

Ontario

Located at the tip of the Bruce peninsula (which almost cuts off Georgian Bay from Lake Huron), on the Niagara Escarpment of Ontario, Canada, Bruce Peninsula National Park offers many opportunities for hiking, camping, bird watching and many other outdoor activities. ... Located at the mouth of Georgian Bay in Ontario, Canada Fathom Five National Marine Park is a largely underwater national park that seeks to protect and display shipwrecks and lighthouses. ... National Marine Conservation Areas (NMCAs) is a Parks Canada programme responsible for marine areas managed for sustainability and containing smaller zones of high protection. ... Georgian Bay Islands National Park consists of 59 small islands or parts of islands in Georgian Bay, near Port Severn, Ontario. ... Point Pelee National Park is a park in Essex County in southwestern Ontario, Canada. ... Pukaskwa National Park is a national park located in Ontario, Canada. ... St. ...

Quebec

Forillon National Park is located on the Gaspé Peninsula of Quebec. ... La Mauricie National Park is located in the Laurentian mountains in the Mauricie region of Québec, Canada. ... Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve* of Canada (MANPRC) is located about 225 km east of Sept-Îles off the Middle North Shore in the Gulf of St. ... The Saguenay–St. ... National Marine Conservation Areas (NMCAs) is a Parks Canada programme responsible for marine areas managed for sustainability and containing smaller zones of high protection. ...

New Brunswick

Fundy National Park is located on the Bay of Fundy near the village of Alma, New Brunswick. ... Kouchibouguac National Park is located on the east coast of New Brunswick, north of the town of Richibucto. ...

Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island National Park is a Canadian National Park located on Prince Edward Island. ...

Nova Scotia

Cape Breton Highlands National Park is located on northern Cape Breton Island in the province of Nova Scotia. ... Kejimkujik National Park (or Keji) is part of the national park system, located in the province of Nova Scotia (NS). ...

Newfoundland and Labrador

Western Brook Pond. ... Terra Nova National Park is located on the northeast coast of Newfoundland along several inlets of Bonavista Bay. ... Torngat Mountains National Park Reserve is an announced national park located on the Labrador Peninsula of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. ...

Yukon

Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Kluane National Park and Reserve is located in the extreme southwestern corner of the Yukon territory in Canada. ... Kluane National Park and Reserve is located in the extreme southwestern corner of the Yukon territory in Canada. ... Vuntut National Park is a national park located in the northern Yukon Territory, Canada. ...

Northwest Territories

Aulavik National Park is a national park located in the Northwest Territories of Canada. ... Nahanni National Park Reserve in the Northwest Territories of Canada, approximately 600 km west of Yellowknife, protects a portion of the Mackenzie Mountains Natural Region. ... Tuktut Nogait National Park (sometimes spelled: Tuktuk Nogait) is a national park located in the Northwest Territories of Canada. ... Wood Buffalo National Park, located in northeastern Alberta and southern Northwest Territories, is the largest national park in Canada at 44,807 km². The park was established in 1922 to protect the worlds largest herd of free roaming Wood Bison, currently estimated at more than 2,000. ... Pingo National Landmark is a natural area protecting eight pingos near Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories. ...

Nunavut

Auyuittuq National Park is a national park located on Baffin Islands Cumberland Peninsula in Nunavut, Canada. ... Satellite picture of a glacier in Ellesmere National Park. ... Sirmilik National Park is a national park located in Nunavut, Canada. ... Ukkusiksalik National Park is a national park in Nunavut, Canada. ...

Abolished national parks

Alberta

  • Buffalo National Park
  • Wawaskesy National Park
  • Nemiskam National Park

Buffalo National Park was created in eastern Alberta on June 5, 1909, and delisted in 1947. ...

Saskatchewan

  • Menissawok National Park
  • Vidal's Point / Katepwa National Park

Menissawok National Park was created in 1922 in southwestern Saskatchewan, Canada, primarily as a pronghorn antelope reservation. ...

Ontario

Algonquin Provincial Park is a provincial park located between Georgian Bay and the Ottawa River in central Ontario. ...

Adding to the System

National Parks & National Park Reserves

Land in four areas has been withdrawn for future national parks:

Parks Canada is considering another four areas for future national parks[2]: For other geographical names that include Northwest, see Northwest. ... Motto: Nunavut Sannginivut (Inuktitut: Nunavut our strength or Our land our strength) Capital Iqaluit Largest city Iqaluit Official languages Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English, French Government - Commissioner Ann Meekitjuk Hanson - Premier Paul Okalik (Consensus government) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 1 (Nancy Karetak-Lindell) - Senate seats 1 (Willie Adams) Confederation... Tuktut Nogait National Park (sometimes spelled: Tuktuk Nogait) is a national park located in the Northwest Territories of Canada. ... Mackenzie River drainage basin showing Great Slave Lakes position in the Western Canadian Arctic Great Slave Lake (French: Grand lac des Esclaves) is the second-largest lake in the Northwest Territories of Canada (behind Great Bear Lake), the deepest lake in North America at 614 meters (2015 ft), and... For other geographical names that include Northwest, see Northwest. ... For the Montreal indie band see Torngat Torngat Mountains are a mountain range located on the Labrador Peninsula at the northern tip of Labrador and eastern Quebec and are part of the Arctic Cordillera. ... Torngat Mountains National Park Reserve is an announced national park located on the Labrador Peninsula of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. ... There is also Bathurst Island, Northern Territory off the coast of Australia Categories: Canada-place stubs | Islands of Canada ... Parks Canada is a Canadian government agency whose purpose is to protect and present nationally significant examples of Canadas natural and cultural heritage and foster public understanding, appreciation and enjoyment in ways that ensure their ecological and commemorative integrity for present and future generations. ...

This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... A view overlooking Skaha Lake in the Okanagan Valley The regional districts that comprise the Okanagan are shown in red. ... The Similkameen River, near Keremeos, BC The Similkameen River runs through southern British Columbia, eventually emptying into the Okanagan River. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo - Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 36 - Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 4th - Total 944,735 km... Motto: Gloriosus et Liber (Latin: Glorious and free) BC AB SK MB ON QC NB PE NS NL YT NT NU Capital Winnipeg Largest city Winnipeg Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor John Harvard - Premier Gary Doer (NDP) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 14 - Senate seats 6 Confederation... Winnipeg Beach, Manitoba, on Lake Winnipeg Lake Winnipeg (52°30′N 97°47′W) is a very large (24,400 km²) lake in central North America, in the province of Manitoba, Canada, about 55 km north of the city of Winnipeg. ... Labrador (also Coast of Labrador) is a region of Atlantic Canada. ...

NMCA & NMCA Reserves

In addition, the park service is pursuing creation of Gwaii Haanas National Marine Conservation Area Reserve, in the B.C. waters surrounding the existing National Park Reserve.[4] Local information sessions were held in early 2007, and consultation with stakeholders (commercial fishers, tour companies, the Haida, and local residents) is to begin later in the year.[5] The area would become the only NMCA Reserve, and presumably be managed as if it were a full NMCA, pending local marine/land claims.


One proposed NMCA includes a western section of Lake Superior, in Ontario.[6] The Southern Strait of Georgia, in the B.C. waters surrounding the existing Gulf Islands NPR, is being proposed as an NMCA Reserve, like Gwaii Haanas.[7] Lake Superior, bounded by Ontario, Canada and Minnesota, USA, to the north and Wisconsin and Michigan, USA, to the south, is the largest of North Americas Great Lakes. ... Strait of Georgia at sunset The Strait of Georgia (also known as Georgia Strait and the Gulf of Georgia) is a 240 km (150 mi)-long strait between Vancouver Island (as well as its nearby Gulf Islands) and the mainland Pacific coast of British Columbia, Canada. ...


National Landmarks

In addition to national parks, a National Landmarks program was foreseen in the 1970s and 1980s, but has not yet been established beyond a single property. Landmarks were intended to protect specific natural features considered "outstanding, exceptional, unique, or rare to this country. These natural features would typically be isolated entities and of scientific interest."[8] The term National landmark may refer to one of two programs of the United States government: National Historic Landmark National Natural Landmark Also see: Listed building (United Kingdom equivalent) This is a disambiguation page—a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ...


To date, only one landmark has been established—Pingo National Landmark—in the Northwest Territories. Another was proposed at the same time (1984)—Nelson Head National Landmark—on the southern tip of Banks Island, also in the NWT. It was to include some 70 square miles, 25 miles of coastline, and protect the sea cliffs at Nelson Head and Cape Lambton. Durham Heights were to be included, which reach an elevation of 2,450 feet. The legislation providing for the Landmark required a formal request be made by the Minister of the Environment within 10 years (until 1994).[9] None was ever made. Pingo National Landmark is a natural area protecting eight pingos near Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories. ... For other geographical names that include Northwest, see Northwest. ... This article is about the year. ... Banks Island, Northwest Territories. ... For other geographical names that include Northwest, see Northwest. ... A minister of the environment or secretary of the environment, is a cabinet position in charge of a government ministry dealing with the natural environment. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ...


See also

Parks in Canada's provinces and territories

Provincial parks are administered and funded by the provincial governments, however some provincial parks are categorized as national parks (Category II) under the IUCN's Protected Area Management Categories. The following is a list of all British Columbia land currently managed by BC Parks. ... Dinosaur Provincial Park Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park Fish Creek Provincial Park Pigeon Lake Provincial Park Kananaskis Country Lakeland Provincial Park Sundance Provincial Park Williamson Provincial Park Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park This is a partial list of provincial parks in Alberta. ... List of parks in the province of Saskatchewan, Canada. ... This is a list of parks in the province of Manitoba, Canada. ... This is the list of all national and provincial parks in Ontario, Canada. ... This list of Quebec national parks includes both federally– and provincially–administered parks and wildlife reserves in the province of Quebec. ... List of parks in the province of New Brunswick, Canada. ... A list of parks in Prince Edward Island. ... This is a list of all national and provincial parks in Nova Scotia, Canada. ... List of parks in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. ... List of parks in the territory of Yukon, Canada. ... List of parks in the territory of the Northwest Territories, Canada. ... List of parks in the territory of Nunavut, Canada. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (976x790, 57 KB) Summary Location of Canadian national parks Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: List of Canadian national parks Point Pelee National Park Bruce Peninsula National Park Gros Morne National Park Forillon National Park Cape Breton... Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada A national park is a reserve of land, usually, but not always (see National Parks of England and Wales), declared and owned by a national government, protected from most human development and pollution. ... The World Conservation Union or International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) is an international organization dedicated to natural resource conservation. ...

This is a list of all provincial parks in Canada. ... Dinosaur Provincial Park Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park Fish Creek Provincial Park Pigeon Lake Provincial Park Kananaskis Country Lakeland Provincial Park Sundance Provincial Park Williamson Provincial Park Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park This is a partial list of provincial parks in Alberta. ... The following is a list of all British Columbia land currently managed by BC Parks. ... This is the list of all national and provincial parks in Ontario, Canada. ... This list of Quebec national parks includes both federally– and provincially–administered parks and wildlife reserves in the province of Quebec. ... , Motto: Je me souviens (French: I remember) Capital Quebec City Largest city Montreal Official languages French Government - Lieutenant-Governor Pierre Duchesne - Premier Jean Charest (PLQ) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 75 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area  Ranked 2nd - Total 1,542,056 km² (595... The term National landmark may refer to one of two programs of the United States government: National Historic Landmark National Natural Landmark Also see: Listed building (United Kingdom equivalent) This is a disambiguation page—a list of articles associated with the same title. ...

References

  1. ^ An Act to establish "Algonquin National Park of Ontario" was passed by the Ontario Legislature, May 23, 1893 (56 Vic.,c.8). However, the park has always been under the jurisdiction of the provincial government, so its national park status was in name only, and that was changed in 1913, when it became Algonquin Provincial Park.
  2. ^ Parks Canada (November 2006). Completing Canada's National Parks System. Retrieved on 2007-02-27.
  3. ^ Parks Canada (November 2006). South Okanagan–Lower Similkameen National Park Reserve Feasibility Study. Retrieved on 2007-02-27.
  4. ^ Map of the proposed Gwaii Haanas NMCA Reserve with further links.
  5. ^ Drue Kendrick, Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site. Letter of March 6, 2007.
  6. ^ Map of the proposed Lake Superior NMCA with further links.
  7. ^ Map of the proposed Southern Strait of Georgia NMCA Reserve with further links.
  8. ^ Pingo National Landmark management—Parks Canada
  9. ^ The Inuvialuit Final Agreement (Sec. 7 (77-81))

Parks Canada is a Canadian government agency whose purpose is to protect and present nationally significant examples of Canadas natural and cultural heritage and foster public understanding, appreciation and enjoyment in ways that ensure their ecological and commemorative integrity for present and future generations. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 58th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Parks Canada is a Canadian government agency whose purpose is to protect and present nationally significant examples of Canadas natural and cultural heritage and foster public understanding, appreciation and enjoyment in ways that ensure their ecological and commemorative integrity for present and future generations. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 58th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • Parks Canada
  • National Parks (Parks Canada site)
  • National Marine Conservation Areas (Parks Canada site)
  • World Heritage Sites in Canada
  • Park Search Canadian Parks Locator

 
 

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