National Parks of Canada Interactive Map

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.)




Key Terms: National Parks

National Park

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.

Parks Canada

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.