With a total area of almost 10,000,000 sq
km, Canada is the second largest country in
the world, but it has the world's longest
coastline, 202,080 km. A young and relatively
undeveloped nation, Canada has preserved vast
tracts of wilderness parkland to protect natural
heritage habitats and species.
Parks exist across Canada - in the eastern
shields, plains and east coast Atlantic
maritime; the central Mixedwood plains,
Boreal forests, prairie and tundra plains;
the frozen Arctic; and the western mountains,
glaciers and western coast Pacific maritime.
Great Canadian Parks introduces you to
the many protected species and their diverse
wilderness homes. Some parks are located
close to urban centres, while many are remote.
The pages on this site explore the many
parks' great range of ecology, history and