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450 000 km² of memories

Winter 2021

Plan ahead and be prepared! Visit our website for the latest COVID-19-related information.

Let’s camp!

Two campers prepare their food while staying in Elk Island National Park.

Get familiar with Parks Canada’s camping offer and increase your odds of getting that dream campsite this summer! These new camping and reservation tips are sure to help.

Don’t forget! Parks Canada camping and accommodation reservations start in April! Find exact dates for when your local parks or sites will launch and get ready to reserve.

Fun at home

A family having fun playing “Boots and Tracks” in their backyard.

Get your family excited for your visit with these at-home activities and games. Become a detective, play charades or try a camping version of Snakes and Ladders. Whatever activity you choose; you’re sure to learn while having fun!

Wild migrations

A humpback whale breaches in the ocean waters of Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site.

Did you know that in addition to being a singer and acrobat, the humpback whale is also a great traveller? As for the Arctic tern, it can travel over 2 million km in its lifetime, which is equivalent to flying around the world 50 times! Discover 6 champion travellers that are always willing to go the distance!

Go behind the scenes with our Parks Insider video series for more great stories about wildlife and conservation.

Stories of our past

Viola Desmond portrait on 10-dollar bill.

Who’s that woman on our 10-dollar bill? Teacher, entrepreneur, activist; Viola Desmond played a crucial role in racial equality in Canada as she stood-up against segregation.

Discover other powerful women who created change in Canadian history with this timeline of notable events.

Image used with permission of the Bank of Canada

Spotlight on…

Jasper National Park

A part of UNESCO’s Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site

A lock operator operates the crank of a lock at Chambly Canal.
Look up!

Did you know that Jasper is the second largest Dark Sky Preserve in the world?

March 26 marks the 10 year anniversary of its designation.

Witness Jasper’s amazing dark sky 365 days a year.

A lock operator operates the crank of a lock at Chambly Canal.
Protecting wildlife

The chance of seeing wildlife is one of the most exciting things about visiting Jasper.

Human-wildlife coexistence is, however, a challenge the park faces every day.

Discover how you can help by enjoying wildlife watching from a safe distance.

Family biking on the Bighorn Alley trail in Jasper National Park.
So much to discover

Whether it’s from your hotel doorstep or tent flap, Jasper’s easy multi-use trail system can bring you anywhere!

Skip the parking and bring your own bike to move from campground to town to trail in no time.

Get ready to explore breathtaking views!