Canada’s national parks are undeniably beautiful. From breathtaking mountaintops to lush green landscapes that leave us in awe, these national parks in Canada are the best around but don’t take our word for it. A new report has unveiled the best national parks in Canada and here’s what to know.

U.S. News & World Report has compiled a list of the best national parks in all of Canada. To decide what parks are truly the best, U.S. News looked at scenic beauty, accessibility, expert opinions, and traveler sentiment to make its decision.

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According to Parks Canada, there are 37 national parks and 10 national park reserves in Canada.

Though there were many to choose from, the report only narrowed it down to 15.

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Now without further ado, here are the 15 best national parks in Canada, ranked:

  1. Banff National Park – Alberta
  2. Jasper National Park – Alberta
  3. Yoho National Park – British Columbia
  4. Waterton Lakes National Park – Alberta
  5. Kootenay National Park – British Columbia
  6. Gros Morne National Park – Newfoundland and Labrador 
  7. Kluane National Park and Reserve – Yukon
  8. Pacific Rim National Park Reserve – British Columbia
  9. Auyuittuq National Park – Nunavut
  10. Cape Breton Highlands National Park – Nova Scotia
  11. Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve – British Columbia
  12. Fundy National Park – New Brunswick
  13. Riding Mountain National Park – Manitoba
  14. Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site – Nova Scotia
  15. Grasslands National Park – Saskatchewan

And if you plan it right, you could even visit these national parks for free on select days this year.

“National parks are America’s best idea, and there are more than 400 parks available to everyone, every day,” states the National Park Service.

“The fee-free days provide a great opportunity to visit a new place or an old favorite, especially one of the national parks that normally charge an entrance fee. The others are free all the time.”

Whether you’re looking for an outdoor adventure or would love to explore all of Canada’s natural wonders, these parks are a great place to start.