Thursday, May 19, 2011

Parks Canada Celebrates 100 Years

In May 1911 the Canadian Government launched Parks Canada, the first National Park service in the world, when it opened Banff National Park.

Peyto Lake, Banff National Park

Today Parks Canada is celebrating it's 100th birthday, and the parks under it's direction protect hundreds of thousands of square kilometers of land, lakes and sea. On several occasions I've had the pleasure to visit a number of these beautiful parks (Jasper, Banff, Fundy, Terra Nova, Gros Morne, Glacier, Cape Breton Highlands, Fort Langley, and More) and hope that at some point, many of you will as well!

Mistaya Canyon, Banff National Park

For more info, check the Parks Canada Website.