North American National Parks

Posted: November 25, 2013    Categories:

I have set a goal of visiting all 103 places with a National Park designation in the United States and Canada. 59 of which are in the US National Park system and 44 in Canada.

For the purposes of this project, I am only including parks which I have visited since March 2007, when I began my full time travels. Since 2007 I have visited 46 of the 103 parks.

Some parks are trivial to visit and it is just a matter getting in a car and driving. Some are extremely difficult to visit and require backcountry hiking to get to them.

* = UNESCO World Heritage Site


    2007

  1. Hawaii Volcanoes, Hawaii*
  2. Haleakala, Hawaii

  3. 2009

  4. Theodore Roosevelt, North Dakota
  5. Yellowstone, Wyoming*
  6. Grand Teton, Wyoming
  7. Glacier, Montana*
  8. Banff, Alberta*
  9. Olympic, Washington*
  10. Redwood, California*
  11. Yosemite, California*
  12. Death Valley, California
  13. Grand Canyon, Arizona*
  14. Mesa Verde, Colorado*
  15. Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico*
  16. Guadalupe Mountains, Texas
  17. Everglades, Florida*
  18. Great Smoky Mountains, North Carolina/Tennessee*
  19. Mammoth Cave Park, Kentucky*

  20. 2010

  21. Gros Morne, Newfoundland*

  22. 2011

  23. Kluane, Yukon* (1)

  24. 2012

  25. Zion, Utah
  26. Bryce Canyon, Utah
  27. Gwaii Haanas, British Columbia

  28. 2014

  29. Isle Royale, Michigan
  30. Voyageurs, Minnesota
  31. Riding Mountain, Manitoba
  32. Grasslands, Saskatchewan
  33. Waterton Lakes, Alberta*
  34. Jasper, Alberta*
  35. Elk Island, Alberta
  36. Wood Buffalo, Alberta*
  37. Nahanni, Northwest Territories*
  38. Yoho National Park, British Columbia*
  39. Kootenay National Park, British Columbia*
  40. Glacier, British Columbia
  41. Mount Revelstoke National Park, British Columbia
  42. Pacific Rim National Park, British Columbia
  43. Gulf Islands National Park, British Columbia
  44. North Cascades, Washington
  45. Mount Rainier, Washington
  46. Wind Cave, South Dakota
  47. Badlands, South Dakota

  48. 2015

  49. Hot Springs, Arkansas
  50. Joshua Tree, California
  51. Cuyahoga Valley, Ohio
  52. Shenandoah, Virginia

Upcoming Parks

  • Biscayne, Florida
  • Dry Tortugas, Florida

Parks Yet To Visit

Canada

    Manitoba

  • Wapusk, Manitoba
  • New Brunswick

  • Fundy, New Brunswick
  • Kouchibouguac, New Brunswick
  • Newfoundland and Labrador

  • Terra Nova, Newfoundland
  • Torngat Mountains, Labrador
  • Northwest Territories

  • Aulavik, NWT
  • Nááts’ihch’oh, NWT
  • Tuktut Nogait, NWT
  • Nova Scotia

  • Sable Island, Nova Scotia
  • Cape Breton Highlands, Nova Scotia
  • Kejimkujik, Nova Scotia
  • Nunavut

  • Auyuittuq, Nunavaut
  • Quttinirpaaq, Nunavut
  • Sirmilik, Nunavut
  • Ukkusiksalik, Nunavut
  • Ontario

  • Bruce Peninsula, Ontario
  • Georgian Bay Islands, Ontario
  • Point Pelee, Ontario
  • Pukaskwa, Ontario
  • Thousand Islands, Ontario
  • Prince Edward Island

  • Prince Edward Island, PEI
  • Quebec

  • Forillon, Quebec
  • La Mauricie, Quebec
  • Mingan Archipelago, Quebec
  • Saskatchewan

  • Prince Albert Saskatchewan
  • Yukon

  • Ivvavik, Yukon
  • Vuntut, Yukon

United States

    Alaska

  • Wrangell-St. Elias, Alaska
  • Kobuk Valley, Alaska
  • Lake Clark, Alaska
  • Gates of the Arctic, Alaska
  • Glacier Bay, Alaska
  • Denali, Alaska
  • Katmai, Alaska
  • Kenai Fjords, Alaska
  • American Samoa

  • American Samoa, American Samoa
  • Arizona

  • Saguaro, Arizona
  • Petrified Forest, Arizona
  • California

  • Channel Islands, California
  • Kings Canyon, California
  • Lassen Volcanic Park, California
  • Sequoia, California
  • Pinnacles, California
  • Colorado

  • Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Colorado
  • Great Sand Dunes, Colorado
  • Rocky Mountain, Colorado
  • Maine

  • Acadia, Maine
  • Nevada

  • Great Basin, Nevada
  • Oregon

  • Crater Lake, Oregon
  • South Carolina

  • Congaree, South Carolina
  • Texas

  • Big Bend, Texas
  • US Virgin Islands

  • Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands
  • Utah

  • Arches, Utah
  • Canyonlands, Utah
  • Capitol Reef Utah

Footnotes
1) Kluane National Park and Kluane National Park Reserve are counted as one, even though they are technically two separate, adjacent units.