Banff National Park is one of the most esteemed national parks in the world. However, with fame comes crowds, and hordes of fellow hikers, campers and selfie-takers can put a major damper on your summer park getaway.
As most adventurers are already aware, Parks Canada is offering free admission to all Canadian national parks, historic sites, and marine conservation areas to celebrate the Great White North’s 150th anniversary. These four often overlooked national parks fall under most people’s travel radar, making them ideal places to adventure, discover wildlife and experience Canada’s unrivaled natural beauty this summer.
Waterton Lakes National Park
Waterton Lakes National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Alberta’s far southwest corner. Just a short 3-hour drive from Calgary, Waterton is littered with wildflowers and wildlife.