1. BANFF NATIONAL PARK, ALBERTA Canada’s first national park (established in 1883) is famous for the stunning Lake Louise. This glacial lake glows with a mesmerising aquamarine gleam you can get lost in. Lake Moraine is another Instagram-worthy lake in Banff National Park that’s also known as the Valley of the Ten Peaks.
2. JASPER NATIONAL PARK, ALBERTA Jasper is the largest and most northern national park in the Canadian Rockies and is renowned for its wildlife. Ninety-seven per cent of the 11,000 square kilometres of national park is protected, so you can spy bears, caribou, elk, mountain sheep and other native critters. Star-gazers, it’s also the largest Dark Sky Preserve on Earth.
3. PACIFIC RIM NATIONAL PARK RESERVE, BRITISH COLUMBIA This ecological haven spans 50 kilometres of Vancouver Island. Located on the Pacific Coast, discover the temporate rainforest of towering conifers or explore the shoreline. Here, you can also follow the Nuu-chah-nulth Trail for an insight into this First Nations culture. More...www.ivisits.net