Long Beach Challenge
Up for some world-class scenery and adventure? Experience Vancouver Island’s longest beach on foot! Challenge your body, calm your mind and breathe in the salt air. Discover 9.5km of surf-swept beach in rugged Pacific Rim National Park Reserve! Purchase a Challenge Time Card and clock your time start to finish. Push yourself, challenge your friends, and try the Long Beach Challenge!
Pacific Rim National Park Reserve
Two girls running on Long Beach © Parks Canada
Take the “Discovery Tour” in the birthplace of Banff National Park. Connect with nature and history - the very essence of the Park. Join a Parks Canada guide, visit the sulphurous hot springs, have your photo taken at a traditional railway workers camp, immerse yourself in the story of the founding of one of the greatest conservation movements in the world, Parks Canada!
Cave and Basin National Historic Site
Exploring the warm mineral springs inside the cave © Paul Zizka
The Mountains, Your Way!
Jasper's best kept secret is its endless mountain bike trails. Bring your own bike or rent from town and link up to the sunny sands of Lake Annette and the stunning hike up Old Fort Point. Get the chance to see big mountain views AND bighorn sheep in the same idyllic setting. Few places this simple offer rewards this big!
Jasper National Park
Two mountain bikers on a wooded trail © Parks Canada
/ Nicole Gaboury
Hands on History
Step through the gates, and travel back to a time when Canada's very existence hung in the balance. Enjoy a once in a lifetime opportunity to fire an authentic soldiers' musket, the same used 200 years ago to defend our country in the War of 1812. An experience like no other!
Fort George National Historic Site
Soldiers firing muskets for a crowd © Parks Canada
Watch out! Quebec is under attack and it’s up to YOU to defend the colony! Patrol the outer wall of the Fortifications of Quebec on the lookout for key information. Will you know how to use your sense of observation, find the clues, make the right decisions and thwart the enemy’s plans and save the town? Open your eyes and see the Historic District of Old-Québec like never before.
Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site
Couple with young girl in the Historic District of Old-Quebec © Parks Canada
See the Earth Naked
Go on. Admit it. You always wanted to know what Earth looked like under all those trees and water, didn’t you? Here’s your chance! Get to the Tablelands, where Earth’s mantle is revealed, and then head off trail to discover what the world is really made of. One thing’s for sure: you’ll never look at Earth the same way again.
Gros Morne National Park
Man sitting atop a cliff admiring the horizon © Parks Canada / R. Brushett
Hold on to Your Hat!
What a beautiful day outdoors. Your teens have zoomed past you yet again with their snowshoes! With cheeks still rosy from playing outside you head into your oTENTik tent for the night. All wrapped in your sleeping bag, you hear your kids bragging about the day’s feats. Tonight, early to bed. How else will you keep up with those kids tomorrow?
La Mauricie National Park
Young boy jumps in the air on a winter’s day © Parks Canada / AP. Therrien