Expanding over 11,000 square kilometres, it is the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies and part of UNESCO's Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site.
Find your connection to this special place by discovering one or all of our five spectacular regions, exploring our extensive trail network, visiting our famous red chair locations or participating in Parks Canada led programs and events.
The year 2017 marks Canada’s 150th birthday which means we will be celebrating all year long! With free park entry for the entire year, we welcome you and your family to visit us as often as you can! (Hint: the winter months are pretty spectacular!)
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Celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary at our Parks Canada places from coast to coast to coast.
Banff National Park
Founded in 1885, Banff is Canada’s first national park and part of the first national park system in the world. With its soaring peaks, azure lakes and abundant wildlife, this Rocky Mountain park attracts millions of visitors every year.
Elk Island National Park
Experience first-hand the story of the bison and how it was saved from near extinction at Elk Island National Park, where an active conservation program replenishes herds around the world.
Yoho National Park
In the shadow of the Great Divide, Yoho’s towering rockwalls, spectacular waterfalls and soaring peaks reveal the secrets of ancient life, the power of ice and water and the stories of plants and animals that continue to evolve today.
Fort St. James National Historic Site
At Fort St. James National Historic Site, handle beaver and muskrat pelts in a fur warehouse restored to the year 1896. Meet costumed interpreters and sleep over in Canada’s only bed and breakfast at a national historic site.