As the world’s first country to establish a national park service, Canada is the premier destination for vast scenery and breathtaking landscapes. From mountain peaks and crystal-clear lakes to thick forests and endless ocean coast, Canada offers some of the most diverse attractions and geological features.
The country is rich with nature, vast open spaces, and endless opportunities for outdoor adventures. It’s safe to say that every single national park deserves a spot on this list. Though not an easy feat, we’ve taken some of the top 5 national parks and wonders in Canada that are guaranteed to leave you in awe.
1. Lake Louise, Alberta
By far one of Canada’s most famous wonders, Lake Louise is a popular tourist attraction for its stunning turquoise lake set against a dramatic backdrop of mountains and glaciers. Lake Louise offers a wide range of outdoor adventures year-round, including hiking, biking, skiing, paddling, and sledding.
The Hamlet of Lake Louise is small with few amenities and so your best option for the most comfortable stay is in the town of Banff. Located within Banff National Park and within easy driving distance of Lake Louise, Banff offers an array of shops, bars, restaurants and other attractions.
Where to Stay: The Rundlestone Lodge in the Town of Banff
2. Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, British Columbia
Pacific Rim National Park Reserve is located on the rugged west coast of Vancouver Island near the town of Tofino. The park is home to lush green forests along the shores of the Pacific Ocean, providing a unique landscape that’s home to some of the most awe-inspiring hikes.
With its proximity to Tofino, there is no shortage of convenient amenities and cozy accommodations to choose from.
Where to Stay: Ocean Village Beach Resort in Tofino, BC
3. Fundy National Park, New Brunswick
With gorgeous forests and coastal landscapes, Fundy National Park is one of Eastern Canada’s greatest treasures. Located between Saint John and Moncton along the Fundy Coastline Drive, this national park is home to the world’s highest tides.
Explore hiking trails that lead deep into the Acadian forests, enjoy fresh Maritimes seafood, and then tuck into one of Canada’s most cozy and quirky places to stay - The Goutte d’Ô, a tear-drop shaped hut with a canvas roof.
Where to Stay: The Goutte d’Ô
4. Niagara Falls, Ontario
Niagara Falls is easily one of the most famous places to visit in Canada. This iconic group of waterfalls is one of the world’s most stunning natural wonders and rightfully so.
Experience the beauty of Niagara Falls and explore the town with quaint attractions, plenty of restaurants, and a host of family entertainment.
Where to stay: Charles Hotel, Niagara-On-The-Lake
5. Banff, National Park
Banff is Canada’s very first national park and has become an iconic destination on almost every traveller’s bucket list. Located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, Banff National Park offers serene glacial lakes, beautiful hikes, waterfalls, and plenty of opportunities for wildlife sightings.
Whether you want to pitch a tent or find a beautiful lodge in Banff National Park, there are plenty of accommodations to suit your style. The town of Banff is lined with plenty of restaurants, shops, and hotels with full-service hospitality.
Where to Stay: the Rundlestone Lodge in the Town of Banff
With so many opportunities to explore the beautiful outdoors, the friendly Front Desk Team at the Rundlestone Lodge offers assistance for guests to book activities and plan their trip to Banff National Park.
Discover some of Banff’s top outdoor adventures - call the Rundlestone Lodge today to make the most out of your getaway in The Canadian Rockies.