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A rainbow over the trees in Ivvavik National Park in Canada's Yukon Territory.

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Updated April 09, 2010

Canada features a number of different national parks that preserve areas of natural beauty, historic significance and biodiversity in each of the country's 13 provinces and territories. Parks Canada is responsible for administering the country's various national parks and national parks reserves and has a goal of creating a parks system to represent each natural region of Canada. In addition, some of Canada's national parks are considered UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The following is a list of Canada's 36 national parks and national parks reserves in alphabetical order. The park's location and area have been included for reference and those with an asterisk (*) are also World Heritage Sites.

1) Aulavik National Park
• Location: Northwest Territories
• Area: 4,710 square miles (12,200 sq km)

2) Auyuittuq National Park
• Location: Nunavut
• Area: 8,290 square miles (21,471 sq km)

3) Banff National Park *
• Location: Alberta
• Area: 2,564 square miles (6,641 sq km)

4) Bruce Peninsula National Park
• Location: Ontario
• Area: 59 square miles (154 sq km)

5) Cape Breton Highlands National Park
• Location: Nova Scotia
• Area: 366 square miles (949 sq km)

6) Elk Island National Park
• Location: Alberta
• Area: 75 square miles (194 sq km)

7) Forillon National Park
• Location: Quebec
• Area: 94 square miles (244 sq km)

8) Fundy National Park
• Location: New Brunswick
• Area: 80 square miles (206 sq km)

9) Georgian Bay Islands National Park
• Location: Ontario
• Area: 5 square miles (13 sq km)

10) Glacier National Park
• Location: British Columbia
• Area: 521 square miles (1,349 sq km)

11) Grasslands National Park
• Location: Saskatchewan
• Area: 350 square miles (907 sq km)

12) Gros Morne National Park *
• Location: Newfoundland and Labrador
• Area: 697 square miles (1,805 sq km)

13) Gulf Islands National Park Reserve
• Location: British Columbia
• Area: 13 square miles (33 sq km)

14) Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site *
• Location: British Columbia
• Area: 577 square miles (1,495 sq km)

15) Ivvavik National Park *
• Location: Yukon Territory
• Area: 3,926 square miles (10,168 sq km)

16) Jasper National Park *
• Location: Alberta
• Area: 4,200 square miles (10,878 sq km)

17) Kejimkujik National Park
• Location: Nova Scotia
• Area: 156 square miles (404 sq km)

18) Kluane National Park and Reserve *
• Location: Yukon Territory
• Area: 8,499 square miles (22,013 sq km)

19) Kootenay National Park *
• Location: British Columbia
• Area: 543 square miles (1,406 sq km)

20) Kouchibouguac National Park
• Location: New Brunswick
• Area: 92 square miles (239 sq km)

21) La Mauricie National Park
• Location: Quebec
• Area: 207 square miles (536 sq km)

22) Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve
• Location: Quebec
• Area: 58 square miles (151 sq km)

23) Mount Revelstoke National Park
• Location: British Columbia
• Area: 100 square miles (260 sq km)

24) Nahanni National Park Reserve *
• Location: Northwest Territories
• Area: 11,583 square miles (30,000 sq km)

25) Pacific Rim National Park Reserve
• Location: British Columbia
• Area: 197 square miles (511 sq km)

26) Point Pelee National Park
• Location: Ontario
• Area: 6 square miles (15 sq km)

27) Prince Albert National Park
• Location: Saskatchewan
• Area: 1,496 square miles (3,874 sq km)

28) Prince Edward Island National Park
• Location: Prince Edward Island
• Area: 8 square miles (22 sq km)

29) Pukaskwa National Park
• Location: Ontario
• Area: 725 square miles (1,878 sq km)

30) Quttinirpaaq National Park
• Location: Nunavut
• Area: 14,585 square miles (37,775 sq km)

31) Riding Mountain National Park
• Location: Manitoba
• Area: 1,148 square miles (2,973 sq km)

32) Sirmilik National Park
• Location: Nunavut
• Area: 8,571 square miles (22,200 sq km)

33) St. Lawrence Islands National Park
• Location: Ontario
• Area: 3 square miles (9 sq km)

34) Terra Nova National Park
• Location: Newfoundland and Labrador
• Area: 154 square miles (400 sq km)

35) Torngat Mountains National Park
• Location: Newfoundland and Labrador
• Area: 3,707 square miles (9,600 sq km)

36) Tuktut Nogait National Park
• Location: Northwest Territories
• Area: 6,309 square miles (16,340 sq km)

37) Ukkusiksalik National Park
• Location: Nunavut
• Area: 7,915 square miles (20,500 sq km)

38) Vuntut National Park
• Location: Yukon Territory
• Area: 1,678 square miles (4,345 sq km)

39) Wapusk National Park
• Location: Manitoba
• Area: 4,431 square miles (11,475 sq km)

40) Waterton Lakes National Park *
• Location: Alberta
• Area: 195 square miles (505 sq km)

41) Wood Buffalo National Park *
• Location: Alberta and Northwest Territories
• Area: 17,300 square miles (44,807 sq km)

42) Yoho National Park
• Location: British Columbia
• Area: 507 square miles (1,313 sq km)

To learn more about Canada's national parks visit Parks Canada.

References

Parks Canada. (2010, February 23). Parks Canada - National Parks. Retrieved from: http://www.pc.gc.ca/progs/np-pn/index_e.asp

Wikipedia. (2010, March 31). List of National Parks of Canada - Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_National_Parks_of_Canada

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