In honour of Canada’s 150th birthday, all National Parks in Canada are free to enter this year.
There are 46 National Parks across our great nation, with seven in British Columbia and another five in Alberta.
To help you start planning your 2017 getaways, we compiled a list of the 10 closest National Parks to Kelowna with a little bio about each.
(They’re listed in order of distance from Kelowna)
Mount Revelstoke (B.C.)
The closest national park to Kelowna is Mount Revelstoke. It’s one of the smaller National Parks, but it features a rainforest of 1,000 old cedars and spectacular mountains.
Driving distance from Kelowna: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Located just past Revelstoke, Glacier is a lot bigger than it’s neighbour to the southwest but features similar old growth forests. It’s also the home to Rogers Pass National Historic Site.
Driving distance from Kelowna: 3 hours