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5 Amazing Canadian Hiking Spots

 

Canada is the world’s second largest country and is a natural wonderland, home to epic mountain ranges, stunning lakes and rivers, rugged coastline, and plenty of great hiking routes.

For Take a Hike Day, we’ve made a list of five of our favourite hiking spots in Canada, each of which features in one of our travel books.

 

1. The Rocky Mountains, Alberta and British Columbia

The Canadian Rocky Mountains sprawl for over 1,400 km across Alberta and British Columbia, and the impressive mixture of rocky peaks, glaciers, alpine meadows, cave systems, waterfalls, and wildlife you can see there make this a must-visit hiking spot. Any of the five national parks within the Rockies make for great hiking, and all are part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

2. Bruce Peninsula National Park, Ontario

Bruce Peninsula National Park is part of the picturesque Niagara Escarpment and boasts stunning cliffside views overlooking dazzling turquoise waters. There are a number of trails to explore, the most famous of which is the Bruce Trail, Canada’s oldest and longest footpath. Visit a partially submerged cave, marvel at 800-year-old cedars, and see an array of unique plants and wildlife.

 

3. L’Acropole des Draveurs, Quebec

The breathtaking hike along L’Acropole des Draveurs trail takes hikers on a steep trek to one of the highest points in Eastern Canada. The hike through Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie National Park reaches heights of over 1000m and boasts 360-degree views over the gorge. The stunning White Stream Waterfalls are just one of many stunning vistas to discover along the seven hiking trails in the park.

 

4. Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland

One of the most unique parks in Canada, Gros Morne National Park boasts three distinctly different landscapes, and hikers can walk over ancient seafloor in the Tablelands, explore the boreal forest of the Green Gardens, or take in the incredible views overlooking Western Brook Pond Fjord. You might even see some marine wildlife, as visitors often spot whales and harbour seals.

 

5. Killarney Provincial Park, Ontario

Killarney Provincial Park has been immortalized in the art of the Group of Seven for a reason. Beautiful landscapes stretch in every direction from the pink rock of the Georgian Bay Coast to the white cliffs of the La Cloche Mountains to the serene blue lakes. The soundtrack to any hike is sure to be charming, as over 100 species of birds breed and nest within the park.

 


Get the books:

 110 Nature Hot Spots in Ontario: The Best Parks, Conservation Areas and Wild Places

 Unforgettable Canada: 115 Destinations

 World Heritage Sites: A Complete Guide to 1031 UNESCO World Heritage Sites 7th Edition

 125 Nature Hot Spots in Alberta: The Best Parks, Conservation Areas and Wild Places (COMING SOON)

 

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