The weather is still plenty warm, and the outdoors are calling. If you’re ready for a new wilderness destination, consider heading north. Rugged Canada is packed with stunning national parks, many of them easily accessible from the US by car or ferry. Depending on your destination, you could watch moose walk as if on stilts, see otters splash in rivers, or admire seals sunning on an island shore.
Canada’s 39 national parks and eight national reserves cover over 125,000 square miles, so there’s no lack of options to experience incredible nature, wildlife, and sites of historical and cultural significance. Here we list several parks that are just north of the US border — some of them not too far from US cities like Seattle and others, like those north of Montana, best viewed as an addition to a US park visit.