North American National Parks

I have set a goal of visiting all 104 places with a National Park designation in the United States and 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 23 parks and prior to 2007 I visited an additional 5 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*


  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*
  24. 2012

  25. Zion, Utah
  26. Bryce Canyon, Utah
  27. Gwaii Haanas, British Columbia
  28. 2014 (Planned)

  29. Voyageurs, Minnesota
  30. Isle Royale, Michigan
  31. Grasslands, Saskatchewan
  32. Prince Albert Saskatchewan
  33. Waterton Lakes, Alberta*
  34. Jasper, Alberta
  35. Elk Island, Alberta
  36. Wood Buffalo, Alberta*
  37. Nahanni, NWT*
  38. Mount Revelstoke National Park, British Columbia
  39. Kootenay National Park, British Columbia
  40. Glacier, British Columbia
  41. Yoho National Park, British Columbia
  42. Pacific Rim National Park, British Columbia
  43. Gulf Islands National Park, British Columbia
  44. Riding Mountain, Manitoba
  45. Wapusk, Manitoba

Aulavik, NWT
Auyuittuq, Nunvaut
Bruce Peninsula, Ontario
Cape Breton Highlands, Nova Scotia
Forillon, Quebec
Fundy, New Brunswick
Georgian Bay Islands, Ontario
Ivvavik, Yukon
Kejimkujik, Nova Scotia
Kouchibouguac, New Brunswick
La Mauricie, Quebec
Mingan Archipelago, Quebec
Nááts’ihch’oh, NWT
Point Pelee, Ontario
Prince Edward Island, PEI
Pukaskwa, Ontario
Quttinirpaaq, Nunavut
Sable Island, Nova Scotia
Sirmilik, Nunavut
Terra Nova, Newfoundland
Thousand Islands, Ontario
Torngat Mountains, Labrador
Tuktut Nogait, NWT
Ukkusiksalik, Nunavut
Vuntut, Yukon

United States
Acadia, Maine
American Samoa, American Samoa
Arches, Utah
Badlands, South Dakota
Big Bend, Texas
Biscayne, Florida
Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Colorado
Canyonlands, Utah
Capitol Reef Utah
Channel Islands, California
Congaree, South Carolina
Crater Lake, Oregon
Cuyahoga Valley, Ohio
Denali, Alaska
Dry Tortugas, Florida
Gates of the Arctic, Alaska
Glacier Bay, Alaska
Great Basin, Nevada
Great Sand Dunes, Colorado
Hot Springs, Arkansas
Joshua Tree, California
Katmai, Alaska
Kenai Fjords, Alaska
Kings Canyon, California
Kobuk Valley, Alaska
Lake Clark, Alaska
Lassen Volcanic Park, California
Mount Rainier, Washington
North Cascades, Washington
Petrified Forest, Arizona
Rocky Mountain, Colorado
Saguaro, Arizona
Sequoia, California
Shenandoah, Virginia
Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands
Wind Cave, South Dakota
Wrangell-St. Elias, Alaska

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