Springtime: National Parks Canada

Springtime: National Parks Canada


Spring is a time of awakening. Life is renewed and flourishes as a spectacle of nature. Flora and fauna quickly shake off the gloom of winter and get busy pollinating, growing, and thriving in the warmer weather. For the nature enthusiast, there is no better place to see all this splendor than the national parks in Canada. Here are just a few you might wish to visit.

Banff National Park

National Parks Canada - Banff National Park

Banff and Lake Louise in spring are filled with moments of magic. From daybreak, you can walk out into the crisp morning air and leave footprints in the dew-covered grass. The sun spreads over the mountains like a reassuring hand on your shoulder. This is to let you know everything is good. That is what Banff is all about. Sunshine and mountains. There is nothing that makes a national park great that Banff does not have. Water activities, fishing, hiking and the most scenic drives beyond your imagination are just a few of the experiences you can expect.

Mount Revelstoke National Park

National Parks Canada - Mount Revelstoke National Park

Ever think to yourself that you would someday like to climb to the summit of a mountain? Well, you can. Mount Revelstoke National Park has one you can summit just a short walk from your car. Or you can immerse yourself in British Columbia's distinctive rainforest for an unforgettable tour of ancient cedar trees. This is what we mean when we refer to the Wonders of Revelstoke.

Kootenay National Park

National Parks Canada - Kootenay National Park

Established in 1920, Kootenay National Park was part of an agreement to build a new road across the Rockies. This is the road trip park you've been looking for. Kootenay National Park has a thrilling scenic drive through the mountains that just might bring you to tears as you gaze in awe at its wondrous majesty. Also, you can't pass up a chance to soak in the hot mineral waters or the Radium Hot Springs.

Waterton Lakes National Park

National Parks Canada - Waterton Lakes National Park

The prairies of Alberta meet the peaks of the Rocky Mountains in Waterton Lakes National Park. This park is for the wildlife buff, so make sure you bring your zoom lens. Waterton has some unique features in its vivid red canyons and mist-covered waterfalls. There is even a historic hotel from 1927 to accommodate your family after a full day of adventuring, so you can rest up only to do the same on the next day.

Glacier National Park of Canada

National Parks Canada - Glacier National Park of Canada

Alpine scenery, deep valleys and ancient forests sound like the features of some fantasy movie with wizards and dragons. In fact, it is Glacier National Park of Canada. Imagine you are part of a band of adventurers (in this case your family) searching for a mythical rune amid the moss-covered cedars and snow-capped mountains. Then, as your journey ends, warm your weary bones at Rogers Pass.

Jasper National Park

National Parks Canada - Jasper National Park

Jasper National Park has the world's second largest dark sky preserve. If you are a stargazer, this is the place to bring your telescope. This park is also where teddy bears have their picnic. We don't advise disturbing them though. In fact, the park is teeming with wildlife from bears to beavers with bighorn sheep in between. Cap off an incredible day with a soak in the Miette Hot Springs to soothe your aching feet.

Yoho National Park

National Parks Canada - Yoho National Park

Named for a Cree expression of awe and wonder, this national park lies on the western slopes of the Rocky Mountains. This is called The Great Divide. A camper's dream come true, you can challenge yourself to an all-day hike to a half-billion-year-old fossil bed. The mountain pass here is historic in linking the west to the rest of Canada. In all of these national parks, the seasons leave a little part of them behind. Spring is the best time to go. You get the sunshine and the magic of the awakening and still be dazzled by the snowy mountains. Isn't it time you and your family experienced the wonder of Canada's national parks in spring?  Book your stay at a Coast Hotels in Canada and enjoy boutique comfort and convenience on your next adventure.