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450 000 km² of memories

Holiday season 2022

Your passport to adventure

A group of friends near the Kwisitis Visitor Centre on Wickaninnish Beach, as the sun starts to set in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve.

What better gift to offer than the opportunity to make new memories? This holiday season, give the gift of discovery, adventure and quality time connecting with nature and history with a Parks Canada Discovery Pass!

Order by December 9 to ensure delivery within Canada in time for the holidays.

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Get ready for next camping season

Visitors setting up campsite in Hattie Cove Campground in Pukaskwa National Park.

Camping reservations for the summer season will begin a little later in 2023. Specific launch dates for your favourite destination will be announced in January on our reservation page. Keep an eye out for more information in our upcoming newsletter and on our social media channels.

While you wait… browse the many exciting Parks Canada camping and accommodation options available to you and start dreaming up your future holidays!

Stylish gift ideas

A young couple smiles at the camera and side-hug in their official merchandise in a snowy park.

Find a gift that feels good on every level! The Parks Canada Shop offers a great selection of high quality presents from cozy hoodies to inspiring mementos. Add to that the satisfaction of supporting conservation efforts and you know you’ve got something that checks all the (gift) boxes.

Order that special something by December 9 for on-time holiday delivery in Canada.

Rudolph the red-nosed… caribou?

Video: Porcupine caribou summer range research

The iconic reindeer pictured with Santa sparks magical intrigue for many of us. But did you know caribou and reindeer are the same species?

This elusive animal lives in some of Canada’s most remote locations and is an integral part of its natural ecosystem. For many Indigenous communities, caribou also have deep social, spiritual and cultural importance. However, this species at risk now faces many new and challenging threats.

Learn more about the actions Parks Canada and partners are taking to protect caribou and its habitat.


To avoid harassing or disturbing wildlife, this image was taken with a telephoto lens from the required safe distance.

Holiday fun

Father Christmas rings a bell as he stands at the entrance of the Halifax citadelle National Historic Site beside two Highlanders.

Experience the joys of the holiday season in a new way! Gather your family and friends and discover these unique holiday-themed activities offered at Parks Canada destinations.

Spotlight on…

Nááts’įhch’oh National Park Reserve

A place where wild rivers run alongside ancient trails and the stories of the land vibrate through every living being.

Video: Welcome to My Homeland
A way of life

In this northern park, visitors fall in love with the mountains, the journey and the culture. Nááts’įhch’oh, the homeland of the Shúhtaot’ine (Mountain Dene) and Tulita District Métis, is known for its ancient travel routes, incredible wildlife and sacred sites.

Discover this amazing place where culture and nature intertwine.

Mount Naats'ihch'oh in Nááts'įhch'oh National Park Reserve.
What’s in a name?

Language is key to the cultural landscape of this place.

The name of the park, Nááts’įhch’oh is also the name of its most striking mountain, credited with díígóɂo (prehistoric power) in the Shúhtagot’ine language.

Get your own language lesson in Dene Kedeé from local elders by using the park’s online place name tool.

Paddlers on the Pı̨́ı̨́p'enéh łéetǫ́ǫ́ Deé (Broken Skull River) in Nááts'įhch'oh National Park Reserve.
Thrill seekers welcome

Explore the mighty peaks, soak in sacred hot springs, paddle one of three rivers that make up the prestigious Triple Header title, or let local guides show you how to listen to the music that these mountains keep.

Unleash your inner adventurer and experience extraordinary paddling, rafting, and hiking in Nááts’įhch’oh’s rugged landscape.