Canada's National Parks

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Hot springs pool. Banff, Alberta circa 1900 by Samuel J. Jarvis. Source: Library and Archives Canada.Pinterest
Hot springs pool. Banff, Alberta circa 1900 by Samuel J. Jarvis. Source: Library and Archives Canada.

It was under Sir John A. Macdonald's government that Canada's system of National Parks was started. In 1885, Banff National Park was established setting the stage for a nation-wide system of preserving national wilderness areas. Our National Parks are now located on all three coasts and are world-renowned.