Whether you’re looking to relieve stress, take part in physical activities to move your body, or help protect nature, check out these Parks Canada-approved ideas to enjoy the benefits of nature and beautiful places to relax and rejuvenate. Go on and do something for yourself today!
A healthy body and mind needs fresh air! Soak up that vitamin D and connect with nature - A few hours is all you need to boost your immune system and improve your mental health.
Get some exercise
Choose invigorating activities that you can do outside. The benefits of physical activity have been proven – you don’t need to be a pro to enjoy them!Pick a sport and an amazing place to do it
Say goodbye to stress
Relax in the heart of Canada’s most spectacular landscapes. Connecting with nature reduces the effects caused by stress, depression and anxiety.Try forest bathing
Stimulate your mind
Keep your brain active! Just like our body, our brain can benefit from a good workout. Visit a new destination, or take a guided tour and expand your knowledge of history.Try a cool activity in a historic site
Improve your sleep
Spending time under the sun makes us feel more rested. Live according to the cycle of the sun by camping outside. You’ll be amazed by how much more rested you feel! All you have to do is choose the type of camping and your destination, or let yourself be inspired by our suggestions.
Connect with your loved ones
Enjoy nature in good company! Head outside for some outdoor family fun. Spending time with your loved ones is good for your mood, stress levels and mental health.Get inspired by our family-friendly (and kid-approved!) programs
Free your spirit
Spend some time away from noise, lights and crowds to help clear your mind and ground you in the moment. Get in touch with your wants and needs with some quiet self-reflection.Discover the best stargazing sites