The map below indicates the location of national parks and national park reserves in Canada. Click on individual points to learn a park’s name and the year it was established. Canada’s national parks and national park reserves are protected areas established under federal legislation. They aim to preserve Canada’s natural heritage. There are 48 national parks and national park reserves in Canada. (See also National Parks of Canada.)
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Encyclopedia, The Canadian. "National Parks of Canada Interactive Map". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 30 March 2020, Historica Canada. www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/national-parks-of-canada-interactive-map. Accessed 18 August 2022.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Encyclopedia, T. (2020). National Parks of Canada Interactive Map. In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/national-parks-of-canada-interactive-map
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Encyclopedia, The Canadian. "National Parks of Canada Interactive Map." The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published March 30, 2020; Last Edited March 30, 2020.
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "National Parks of Canada Interactive Map," by The Canadian Encyclopedia, Accessed August 18, 2022, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/national-parks-of-canada-interactive-map
National Parks of Canada Interactive Map
|Article by||The Canadian Encyclopedia|
|Published Online||March 30, 2020|
|Last Edited||August 12, 2020|
Key Terms: National Parks
A protected area established under federal legislation to preserve Canada’s natural heritage. Each national park represents a significant natural region identified in the National Parks System Plan.
National Park Reserve
An area designated to become a national park, but whose final boundaries and other terms will only be finalized upon the resolution of an unresolved land claim.
The federal government agency that administers Canada’s national parks system. It began in 1911 as the Dominion Parks Branch, the world’s first national parks service. It became its own agency in 1998.