Canada Vacations: Things to see while on vacation in Canada
Since only 16% of the Canadian land mass is suitable for agriculture, over 30,000 square miles have been set aside as part of the Canadian National Park System. The park system was originally land owned by the Canadian Government but has been established with the cooperation of the local provincial governments. The first park system to be established in Canada was Banff National Park which was setup in 1885 and today there are at least 38 National Parks and 8 National Park Reserves.
The parks range from Glacier National Forest in British Columbia which includes a tropical rainforest and permanent glaciers. To Wapusk National Park where you will enjoy a boreal forest, arctic wilderness and large population of polar beach in the far north Hudson Bay area.
Along the eastern portion of the country, stretches the Appalachian Mountains which extend through the province of Quebec and provide numerous ski destinations with a typical French atmosphere and flair.
The Great Lake region is located in Southern Ontario and follows the St Lawrence River and includes Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, Lake Huron and Niagara Falls. This is the location of cottage country where numerous large and small lakes dot the landscape.
Along the west coast stretches the Rocky Mountains where over 30 peaks extend over 10,000 feet. This area is home to the 5 Canadian National Parks and the famous ski resort of Banff.
The largest park is Wood Buffalo Park that is located in the North West Territories and covers 17,000 square miles. And the smallest is Point Pelee located in Ontario which is 6 square miles.