With its primitive backcountry, large swaths of uninhabited land and wide range of wildlife and ecosystems, Canada is often considered one of the world’s most beautiful places. From mountains to swamplands, and lush forests to rushing rivers, Canada offers endless opportunities to explore.
This year marks Canada’s 150th anniversary. To celebrate, Canadian national parks are offering free admission throughout 2017, making this the perfect year to visit. With 39 national parks and eight national park reserves, Canada’s seemingly endless wilderness beckons explorers year-round.
Two of those national parks, Banff and Jasper, are perhaps the most celebrated and happen to be located just six hours apart by car — incredible bookends to an adventure for travelers with time to explore both. Whether it’s sun or snow you seek, Banff and Jasper showcase fun seasonal activities and breathtaking scenery.