Category: National Parks

Gulf Islands National Park Reserve

Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, BC

Gulf Islands National Park Reserve covers 36 km2 (14 sq mi) of protected lands on 16 islands, and more than 30 islets, reefs and approximately 26 km2 of surrounding marine areas. Each island has its own landscape features, abundant marine life, a Mediterranean climate (of sunny summers and mild winters) and unique historical landmarks that have attracted people for more than 5,000 years.

Gwaii Haanas National Park

Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve and Haida Heritage Site, BC

Covering 1,470 km2 (570 sq mi), this huge Unesco World Heritage Site (there are 500 identified Haida archeological sites), lives up to its name: Gwaii Haanas, meaning “Islands of Beauty” in the Haida language, is a remote and beautiful wild chain of 138 islands (the former Queen Charlotte Islands) that lies 130 km off the coast of mainland British Columbia.

Mount Revelstoke National Park

Mount Revelstoke National Park, BC

Mount Revelstoke is located in the northeast of the city of Revelstoke, on the Trans-Canada Highway between Glacier and Yoho National Parks, and was established in 1914. Covering only 260 km2 (100 sq mi), it’s relatively small for a national park, but don’t let that fool you… Mount Revelstoke makes up for in diversity. From rainforests, subalpine forest, and meadows to rocky ridges and glaciers, hikers, cross-country skiers, and picnickers are spoiled with plenty of opportunities to experience nature at its finest.