1. Banff National Park, Alberta
The first of all of Canada’s National Park, Banff is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The park is 6,641 squared kilometres and its Legacy Trail links Banff and Canmore. You only have to check out our gallery of the Banff Marathon to be possessed with the desire to run these trails. More info on trail distances here.
2. Jasper National Park, Alberta
Jasper National Park is 11,228 squared kilometres and contains over 1,200K in trails. For more information about the trails, check here. Before any humans set foot on these lands, trails were established by elk, moose, bison and caribou. Indigenous people were the first to come across and use these trail before the park was officially established in 1907.
3. Pacific Rim National Park, British Columbia
Did you know that Canada had rainforests? Find them in Pacific Rim National Park. The number of people allowed on the West Coast Trail at once is limited to ensure the protection of the wildlife, so be sure to book a reservation. For more information about trail distances and difficulty.