THE NEW NA­TIONAL PARKS EX­PE­RI­ENCE

Surf­ing, white­wa­ter pad­dling, track­ing bi­son and other thrilling ad­ven­tures

Canadian Geographic - - CONTENTS - By Cana­dian Geo­graphic Travel staff

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.

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