highwood pass albertaCanada is the second largest country in the world. We cover 9,984,670 square kilometers, of which 9,093,507 sq. km. is land. Our varied Canadian landscape is made up of:

-Pacific Coast

-Cordillera (or western Mountain ranges)

-Great Plains

-Canadian Shield (or Boreal Forest)

-Arctic Lands

-St. Lawrence Lowlands

-Atlantic Region

The majority of the Canadian population is found in the southern portion of the country. The rest of our wild places are officially listed as Sparsely Populated, and have less than 0.4 persons per square kilometre. We have a lot of wild places!

Provinces and Territories of Canada

Canada is made up of ten provinces and three northern territories. Our Provincial Pages include some cool facts, we explain the geography for the hikers among us, as well as the climate and a list of national parks in each. Our Northern Territories pages include the same information, and you really need to check out some of those magnificent national parks up there.

Trans Canada Trail

The Trans Canada Trail is a planned 18,000 kilometre recreational corridor which will wind its way through every province and territory, linking over 800 communities along its route. When completed, this will be the longest trail of its kind in the world, connecting our regions, our three oceans and our people in a new way for generations to come. As of 2014, nearly 17,000 kilometres of the Trail are operational which is nearly 72 percent of the proposed route.

Provincial and Territorial Parks In addition to our National Parks, Canada has hundreds of provincial parks which are managed by each province or territory. These natural areas have been set aside for camping, hiking and other outdoor recreation year round. Reservations are generally required to camp in provincial parks.

See also:

CanadaTrails.ca 

Dog Hiking Canada 

Trail Peak 

Ski Canada 

Canadian Heritage Rivers 

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