Canada is officially 150 years old – time to celebrate!
As you may know, the Government of Canada is giving out a Free 2017 Parks Canada Discovery Pass to all Canadians. Make the most of your free pass! Visit some of the most stunning national parks that Western Canada has to offer, and get paid while doing so by working a temporary Travel Nursing assignment.
See where Travel Nursing can take you & plan to enjoy these beautiful parks during your time off!
1. Yoho National Park, British Columbia
Steep cliffs & mountain peaks are spread throughout Yoho National Park, with numerous beautiful waterfalls trickling down the rocky surfaces.
See the natural beauty that water and ice created, carving out the Rocky Mountains and giving us what is now known as one of BC’s best spots for sightseeing. This part of Canada’s history comes long before any textbook. Witness the wonder yourself!
2. Wapusk National Park, Manitoba
Wapusk National Park is perhaps one of the most incredible places in Canada to see wildlife in their natural habitat. Polar bears, arctic foxes, wolves, caribou, wolverines, arctic hares and numerous species of birds can all be found within the area, giving nature enthusiasts a first hand glimpse of some of Canada’s most exciting animals.
The park features geography that is a transition between the boreal forest and arctic tundra, making its beauty both unique and plentiful.
3. Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan
If you’ve ever wanted to feel free, the wide-open plains of Saskatchewan are the perfect place for you to take in the calming energy of the prairies.
Watch the wind ripple over the golden prairie grasses, gaze at countless stars during the night, explore tipi rings and ancient dinosaur bones. This park offers versatile experiences within its borders, leaving you feeling both refreshed and amazed by the time your visit is over.
4. Kluane National Park and Reserve, Yukon
If you’re ready for extreme adventure then you don’t want to miss Kluane! Home to Canada’s highest peak, Mount Logan, Kluane boasts rich rocky scenery along with the largest ice field in the nation.
Hike breathtaking alpine trails or raft past glaciers – you’ll likely spot wildlife during your journey! Just don’t get too close to the Grizzly Bears, which is one of Kluane’s claims to fame.
5. Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, British Columbia
If you a fan of the beach, then this is a park you cannot miss! Whether you’re going for a calming stroll along the shoreline or hopping into a kayak and adventuring out into the open waters, Pacific Rim National Park is a place that worthy of any bucketlist.
Learn the history of the lands from local First Nation Beach Keepers and listen to ancient legends around a campfire, told by Guardians of the West Coast Trail.
If you’re looking to hike the West Coast Trail or give surfing a try, then this is definitely the place for you!
6. Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta
Where the golden prairies meet the Rocky Mountains. Bright blue lakes, babbling brooks, thundering waterfalls and winding trails come together in Waterton to provide visitors with a travel experience they’ll never forget.
Spend an afternoon in the cozy town watching wildlife stroll by you, or take a boat trip – you can even cross the border into the US for a little bit! Or do as many tourists do and take a photo with one foot in the US and one in Canada. There’s not many places you can do that!
7. Bruce Peninsula National Park, Ontario
Turquoise waters meet dramatic cliffs at Georgian Bay in Bruce Peninsula National Park. Discover ancient cedar trees and thick forest that is alive with lush greenery as well as unique animal species. Spot rare reptiles or perhaps even a black bears while roaming the wetlands.
To experience a colourful mosaic of natural beauty, be sure to place this park at the top of your destination list while in Ontario!
8. Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland
The stunning landscape of Gros Morne is the perfect place to explore fjords, mountains, beaches and bogs. Whether you’re hiking through forests, across cliffs, or through the alpine highlands, breathtaking beauty awaits. Carved by glaciers, the incredible geography of Gros Morne has lead it to be named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Take a boat ride through Brook Pond and see if you can spot moose, caribou, or Arctic hare. At the end of the day, relax while taking in the lively local culture, getting the best of both worlds while you’re in Newfoundland.
Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime? Get in touch with us to learn what Travel Nursing opportunities are currently available for your specialty, then get packing!