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

  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

  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
  53. Biscayne, Florida
  54. Dry Tortugas, Florida
  55. Kouchibouguac, New Brunswick
  56. Prince Edward Island, PEI
  57. Fundy, New Brunswick
  58. 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