THE NEW NATIONAL PARKS EXPERIENCE
Surfing, whitewater paddling, tracking bison and other thrilling adventures
IF YOU THINK YOU KNOW Canada’s national parks, just wait until you’ve skimmed over the endless snow in Baffin Island’s Auyuittuq, or ridden up on a bison herd in Prince Albert, Sask. — or tested any of the six other adventures showcased in the following pages. These are our favourite national parks experiences, chosen from a host of exhilarating activities that Parks Canada has added or made more accessible in recent years, or that have been off the radar for too long. Escapades of this calibre call for no-nonsense preparation and, in some cases, a certain amount of expertise and specialized equipment (think paddling a surging northern river or hanging off the side of an icy cliff), but the best trips often do. One thing’s for certain: all are uncommon adventures that will require picture proof.