Great Canadian Parks / Alberta

Great Canadian Parks Alberta
'strong and free'.

With mountains, grasslands, lakes and rivers, Alberta parks provide everything from the excitement of adventure tourism such as deep woods mountain hiking, white-water rafting and alpine skiing, to more relaxing activities including hot springs spas, fishing and sight-seeing the beauty of Alberta's natural treasures. The parks preserve habitats that maintain diverse animal and plant species ranging from mountain goats and grizzly bears to plains grasses and wood buffalo.

Banff National Park

A rich history of the park dates back thousands of years before a 26 square kilometre national reserve was created around hot sulphur springs discovered near Banff. Learn more in Banff National Park


Jasper National Park


In Jasper National Park, old spruce and Douglas fir forests, hot springs, glacial lakes and rugged mountain slopes are home to thousands of plant and animal species. Most large animals - elk, bear and deer - can be observed from the roadways and show far too little fear of people. Learn more in Japer National Park


Elk Island National Park
Elk Island National Park is an island, not in the geographical sense, but in terms of its landscape of small hills and depressions surrounded by flat plains, and by virtue of its purpose, to create a fenced refuge for the protection and preservation of 3000 head of hoofed mammals, one of the highest concentrations of big game animals in the world. Learn more in Elk Island National Park

Waterton Lakes National Park
The Kootenay and the Blackfoot were early inhabitants of this region in the southwest corner of Alberta, represented by Waterton Lakes National Park. Learn more in Waterton Lakes National Park

Wood Buffalo National Park
Wood Buffalo National Park was established in 1922 to protect the habitat of a small herd of wood bison whose declining population had dropped from an estimated 40 million in 1830 to less than 1000 by 1900. Learn more in Wood Buffalo National Park