Banff National Park
#3 in Best National Parks in Canada
No matter what activity you dream of doing, it’s likely you can do it at Banff National Park. This Alberta park boasts wetlands, mountains, meadows, hot springs and pine forests, each of which provide their own unique adventures. If you visit in winter, try schussing down the Canadian Rockies at a ski resort or relieve sore muscles in the hot springs. Once the weather warms up, explore the park’s lakes in a canoe or see the world beneath Lake Minnewanka surface while scuba diving.
Yoho National Park
#4 in Best National Parks in Canada
The word “Yoho” is an exclamation of awe in the First Nations Cree language, and you’ll certainly be amazed by this park in British Columbia’s Rocky Mountains. Highlights include Takakkaw Falls (one of the highest waterfalls in Canada) and the aptly named Emerald Lake (the park’s largest lake). You’ll also want to save time for checking out the Burgess Shale fossils, which are estimated to be more than 500 million years old.