6 National Parks in Canada
National Parks in Canada are a popular reason why people choose to study English in the country.
During your course abroad, take some time after class or on weekends to visit these beautiful National Parks with stunning views and landscapes that will take your breath away.
Wapusk National Park
Located in Manitoba, Wapusk is the Cree word for “white bear”, and this National Park protects one of the world’s largest known polar bear environments.
The best time to visit the Park is between February and March, or October and November. It is even accessible by helicopter for guided tundra tours and wildlife spotting (make sure you book in advance).
Riding Mountain National Park
Only 3-hours away from Winnipeg, and open 24 hours a day. The Park was founded in 1929 and is a protected area of 2,969 km² of natural beauty with an amazing diversity of birds. The park also boasts one of the largest populations of black bears in North America. Bison, wolves and moose are other animals that roam around the park. In 1986 UNESCO designated Riding Mountain National Park and the surrounding area Riding Mountain Biosphere Reserve, as part of its Man and the Biosphere Programme.
If you’d like to explore this beautiful part of Canada while you study abroad, check out what Study Manitoba School Divisions has to offer.
Pacific Rim National Park
Open 24 hours a day, Pacific Rim National Park is a 511 km² park composed of three parts (Long Beach, the West Coast Trail and the Broken Group Islands). Long Beach is the most visited and accessible region, and it is considered the best surf spot in the whole of Canada.
The Broken Group Islands unit consists of over 100 islands which can be accessed by boat. The West Coast Trail is a 75 km backpacking trail on the west coast of Vancouver.
There are many international high schools to choose from in the Vancouver area, so why not talk to the experts first. Langley School District #35 arranges international English programmes to absolutely over 40 schools in this area.
Yoho National Park
Yoho National Park is located in Canada’s Rocky Mountains and is bordered by Kootenay National Park on the southern side and Banff National Park on the eastern side in Alberta. The park features 28 mountain peaks above 3,000 metres, and has over 400 km of hiking trails. It is breathtaking.
Gros Morne National Park
Gros Morne National Park lies on Newfoundland’s west coast and offers its visitors 1,805 square kilometres of wilderness. The flora and fauna here are breathtaking and the park itself is full of wonders and delights. If you love hiking, kayaking or even backcountry skiing, this is definitely the place to visit during your stay arranged by Newfoundland International Student Education Programme.
Terra Nova National Park
Terra Nova National Park is spread across 400 square kilometres on the northeast coast of Newfoundland. The Terra Nova name comes from the Latin name for Newfoundland. This park is truly amazing and really suitable for all ages. There are 10 hiking trails, some of them are even kid and wheelchair friendly. It’s the perfect place for canoeing or swimming in the summer and cross-country skiing in the winter.
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