To mark its 150 th anniversary, Canada is offering free entry to its stunning national parks. But which to pick? We select 10 lesser-known wildernesses
Canada has vast swathes of unspoiled nature, from coasts to mountains to tundra and frozen Arctic deserts. While some of these spectacular landscapes are in legendary national parks, such as the Rocky Mountains Banff and Jasper, the Pacific coasts Gwaii Haanas and the remote whitewater paddling heaven of the Northwest Territory Nahanni, a host of less famous gems await the adventurous.
This year, to celebrate Canadas 150 th anniversary, visitors can gain free admission to the parks with a special pass which must be pre-ordered. Camping spots fill up early, so reservations are recommended. Its also good to take advice on bear and puma safety. For much of the accommodation mentioned, its worth hunting for online deals.