Parks Canada’s long-term goal is to establish at least one national park in each of Canada’s terrestrial regions. The system, which is 77 percent complete, represents the diversity of natural regions and landscapes in Canada. Forty-seven national parks represent 31 of Canada’s 39 terrestrial regions, and protect approximately 328,198 square kilometres of Canada’s lands.

The purpose of Figure 1 is to identify the 39 terrestrial regions of Canada including whether or not they are presently represented by a national park.

Figure 1: Map of completing the parks system

A map of Canada shows progress towards completing Canada's national park system 

A map of Canada shows progress towards completing Canada's national park system

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