North American National Parks

Posted: November 25, 2013    Categories:

I have set a goal of visiting all 104 places with a National Park designation in the United States and Canada. 59 of which are in the US National Park system and 45 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 52 of the 104 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.


2007

    1. Hawaii Volcanoes, Hawaii
    2. Haleakala, Hawaii

    2009

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

      2010

        1. Gros Morne, Newfoundland

        2011

          1. Kluane, Yukon

          2012

            1. Zion, Utah
            2. Bryce Canyon, Utah
            3. Gwaii Haanas, British Columbia

            2014

              1. Isle Royale, Michigan
              2. Voyageurs, Minnesota
              3. Riding Mountain, Manitoba
              4. Grasslands, Saskatchewan
              5. Waterton Lakes, Alberta
              6. Jasper, Alberta
              7. Elk Island, Alberta
              8. Wood Buffalo, Alberta
              9. Nahanni, Northwest Territories
              10. Yoho National Park, British Columbia
              11. Kootenay National Park, British Columbia
              12. Glacier, British Columbia
              13. Mount Revelstoke National Park, British Columbia
              14. Pacific Rim National Park, British Columbia
              15. Gulf Islands National Park, British Columbia
              16. North Cascades, Washington
              17. Mount Rainier, Washington
              18. Wind Cave, South Dakota
              19. Badlands, South Dakota

              2015

              1. Hot Springs, Arkansas
              2. Joshua Tree, California
              3. Cuyahoga Valley, Ohio
              4. Shenandoah, Virginia
              5. Biscayne, Florida
              6. Dry Tortugas, Florida
              7. Kouchibouguac, New Brunswick
              8. Prince Edward Island, PEI
              9. Fundy, New Brunswick
              10. Torngat Mountains, Labrador

              Parks Yet To Visit

              Canada

              Manitoba

                • Wapusk, Manitoba

                Newfoundland and Labrador

                  • Terra Nova, Newfoundland

                  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
                        • Qausuittuq, Nunavut

                        Ontario

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

                          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

                                                    Utah

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