Canada's National Parks and National Park Reserves

CANADA'S NATIONAL PARKS AND NATIONAL PARKS RESERVES (R)

National Park/
Reserve (R)
Year of
Agree-
ment
Year
Estab-
lished
Park
Area
Sq.Km.
1) Banff, Alberta - 1885 6,641.0
2) Yoho, British Columbia - 1886 1,313.1
3) Glacier, British Columbia - 1886 1,350.0
4) Waterton Lakes, Alberta - 1895 505.0
5) Jasper, Alberta - 1907 10,878.0
6) Elk Island - 1913 194.0
7) St. Lawrence Islands, Ontario - 1904 8.7
8) Mount Revelstoke, British Columbia - 1914 259.7
9) Point Pelee, Ontario - 1918 15.0
10) Kootenay, British Columbia - 1920 1,406.4
11) Wood Buffalo, Alberta, North West Terr. - 1922 44,802.0
12) Prince Albert, Saskatchewan - 1927 3,874.3
13) Riding Mountain, Manitoba - 1929 2,973.1
14) Georgian Bay Islands, Ontario - 1929 25.6
15) Cape Breton Highlands, Nova Scotia - 1936 948.0
16) Prince Edward Island, Prince Edward Island - 1937 21.5
17) Fundy, New Brunswick - 1948 205.9
18) Terra-Nova, Newfoundland - 1957 399.9
19) Kejimkujik, Nova Scotia 1967 1974 403.7
20) Kouchibouguac, New Brunswick 1969 1979 239.2
21) * Pacific Rim, British Columbia 1970/87 - 285.8
22) Forillon, Quebec 1970 1974 240.4
23) La Mauricie, Quebec 1970 1977 536.1
24) Pukaskwa, Ontario 1971/78 - 1,877.8
25) Kuane, Yukon Territory (R) 1972 1976 22,013.3
26) Nahanni, Northwest Territories (R) 1972 1976 4,765.2
27) Auyuttuq, Northwest Territories (R) 1972 1976 19,707.4
28) Gros Morne, Newfoundland 1970/73/78/83 - 1,805.0
29) Grasslands, Saskatchewan 1975/81/88 - 906.4
30) Mingan Archipelago, Quebec (R) - 1984 150.7
31) Ivvavik, Yukon Territory 1984 1984 10,168.4
32) Ellesmere Island, Northwest Terr. (R) 1986 1988 37,775.0
33) Bruce Peninsula, Ontario 1987 - 154.0
34) Gwaii Haanas, British Columbia (R) 1987/88 - 1,495.0
35) Aulavik, Northwest Territories 1992 - 12,200.0
36) Vuntut, Yukon Territory 1993 1995 4,345.0
37) Wapusk, Manitoba 1996 - 11,475.0
38) Tuktut Nogait, Northwest Territories 1996 - 16,340.0
TOTAL 222,700.9


** Land withdrawn for
future national parks
Year of
withdrawl
Area
Sq. Km.
East Arm of Great Slave Lake, Northwest Terr. 1970 7,150.0
Nothern Baffin Island, Northwest Territories 1992 22,252.0
Tuktut Nogait, N.W.T. (Inuit and Sahtu Sectors) 1995 11,860.0
Wager Bay, Northwest Territories 1996 23,600.0
Northern Bathurst Island, Northwest Territories 1996 8,700.0
TOTAL 73,552.0
TOTALS 269,252.9

"Year of Agreement" refers to year of memorandum of understanding or federal/provincial agreement to establish a national park.

"Year established" refers to year park was formally created by Order-In-Council, proclamation, or enactment.

(R)

National Park Reserve: A national park reserve is an area set aside as a national park pending settlement of any outstanding aboriginal land claim. During this interim period, the National Parks Act applies and traditional hunting, fishing and trapping activities by Aboriginal peoples will continue. Other interim measures may also include local Aboriginal people's involvement in park reserve management.

Park areas reflect park boundary revisions legislated by Bill C-30.

*

Park area measurement includes land component only.

**

Lands related to the Guillaume-Delisle Lake (Que.) and Churn Creek (B.C.) proposed national parks have been protected by provincial jurisdictions, though not specifically to create national parks.

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National Parks System Plan, 3 rd Edition
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