Kootenay National Park of Canada
UNESCO World Heritage Site Kootenay features the bluest of glacial waters, the sheerest waterfalls for ice-climbing, majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains and magnificent Marble Canyon. Drive the scenic 94 km Kootenay Parkway, experience the panoramic overlook at Kootenay Valley Viewpoint, take a Parks Canada Interpreter-guided walk to a secret part of the Sinclair canyon, and don’t miss taking a soak in the famous Radium Hot Springs. The park is wildlife central, home to bighorn sheep, elk, moose, coyotes and wolves. Find Hotels near Kootenay National Park.
Mount Robson Provincial Park
The almost 4,000-meter high Mount Robson,highest of the Canadian Rockies peaks, welcomes you to this pristine wilderness. Beginners to advanced hikers are all welcome on the renowned Berg Lake Trail, which leads to the Valley of a Thousand Falls. The Berg Glacier abuts a splendid turquoise lake, one of the finest sights found amidst the Rocky Mountains. Plan to see waterfalls, glaciers, rivers and switchbacks in this unbelievably scenic park. Find Hotels near Mount Robson Provincial Park.
Northern Rocky Mountains Provincial Park
For a wild and wonderful experience, hike, boat, fly or ride your horse into this park and you will be rewarded with some of the finest scenery and wildlife viewing you can imagine in a truly pristine region. Fishing is superb, as is wilderness paddling on the Tuchodi and Muskwa Rivers, and snowmobilers are welcome. The park offers an agreeable habitat for moose, elk, stone sheep and mountain goats. Find Hotels near Northern Rocky Mountains Provincial Park.
Pacific Rim National Park Reserve
The cool and wet maritime climate of Pacific Rim creates a temperate, lush rainforest awaiting your exploration. Hiking the Halfmoon Bay Trails through old growth cedars and hemlocks, and ocean kayaking and canoeing are ways to become one with nature. The park is right on the Pacific Flyway for migratory birds, and thousands of gray whales migrate along the shore each spring. Try a guided rainforest or tidepool walk to learn about the area’s ecosystem. Some of the best surfing anywhere can be found along the Long Beach Unit. Find Hotels near Pacific Rim National Park Reserve.
Located at Pacific National Exhibition, this park offers 30+ rides and attractions, including the new ride ATMOSFEAR, which swings you around at 70 km per hour, 218 feet above the ground. The panoramic views are worth the anxiety! If you want to really test your fear factor, Drop Zone lets you jump in freefall off a 100 foot tall tower (additional charge). Kids Playce features a runaway mine train, a huge slide to slip down on a mat, and a traditional merry-go-round. Play a little bball with your friends, climb a wall, try out the shooting range or buy a temporary tattoo. Find Hotels near Playland.
Strathcona Provincial Park
Located at the center of Vancouver Island, this mostly wilderness beauty’s primary features are located near Buttle Lake and Forbidden Plateau. Trout fishing and windsurfing are popular summer pastimes, while cross-country skiing reigns in the winter. A variety of hiking trails, ranging from easy to quite arduous, and nature walks are maintained, including a 16 km trail to Della Falls, one of the ten highest waterfalls in the world. Find Hotels near Strathcona Provincial Park.