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11 Protected Places In Canada You Need To See In Your Lifetime

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2. "Rough it" in style and comfort at Georgian Bay Islands National Park.

Swimming, hiking, and staring up at the starry skies, all with the added splendor of spending the night in a rustic cabin. Great for campers who want a little extra comfort in the wild!

4. Hike a historical trade route at Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site.

Once a staple of Chilkoot Tlingit traders and later a popular passage for explorers and gold-hungry go-getters, this 53-kilometre trail spans two countries and countless breathtaking views. Speaking of being out of breath, the rough terrain and potentially extreme weather make this hike best enjoyed by physically fit and experienced backpackers.

8. Admire one of the few remaining grasslands at Grasslands National Park.

There aren't many places in the world like it, but with continued support and education on how to conserve such a vital part of the Canadian landscape, we can keep this paradise of plains protected.

9. Trek through ancient trees at Glacier National Park.

This family-friendly hike on a boardwalk — winding between hemlocks about as old as trees can be — is a cool getaway from the heat and a lovely place to take in amazing views.

With so much to see and do, there's a Protected Place in Canada for everyone to enjoy.