Parks Canada 100 Contest

Comments 100 by Rebecca Bollwitt

It’s the 100th anniversary of Parks Canada this year and to celebrate, they’re hosting events around the country.

Alsek Trail
Kluane National Park. Photo credit: Anthony DeLorenzo on Flickr

This weekend you can check out Parks Canada Day in Stanley Park at Brockton Oval with activities for the whole family and concert stage headliner, K’Naan.

A highlight of my summers growing up were always our family’s camping trips. We’ve camped across the country and around the province, from Kimberley to Wells Gray. BC itself has 7 National Parks, from the Rockies to Vancouver Island. We’re very fortunate to have such a vast outdoor playground in our province and from coast to coast, to coast.

Parks Canada has offered up two family prize packs for me to offer my readers. Each prize pack includes:
1 x Family Discovery Pass ($136.40)
2 x Parks Canada Centennial water bottle
4 x Parks Canada centennial key rings
4 x Parks Canada centennial pins

Here’s how you can enter to win one of these family prize packs from Parks Canada:

  • Leave a comment on this post naming a National Park. It could be your favourite or one you found on the directory (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
  • I entered to win 1 of 2 @ParksCanada family prize packs from @Miss604 http://ow.ly/5DNGf

    I will draw two winners at 10:00am on Tuesday, July 19, 2011. Follow @ParksCanada on Twitter for more information and offers during their 100th anniversary this year.

    Update My winners are Cam and @theMizzGoldie!

    100 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

    1. CarlosWednesday, July 13th, 2011 — 11:35am PDT

      Jasper National Park was probably my most recent favorite. Not as busy as Banff NP and a lot of great hiking trails!

    2. RobertWednesday, July 13th, 2011 — 11:37am PDT

      My favourite is the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve of Canada, I’ve been over to several of the islands over the years and never left disappointed!

    3. LauraWednesday, July 13th, 2011 — 11:47am PDT

      Pacific Rim National Park – spectacular scenery and great surfing!

    4. Gabriella NovakyWednesday, July 13th, 2011 — 11:52am PDT

      Banff National Park, the most wonderful place on Earth!

    5. ErinWednesday, July 13th, 2011 — 11:53am PDT

      Pacific Rim National Park Reserve!

    6. ValWednesday, July 13th, 2011 — 11:55am PDT

      Banff – we had a great time roasting marshmallows!

    7. Alex CameronWednesday, July 13th, 2011 — 12:00pm PDT

      Gotta go with Kootenay National Park as it’s the one I grew up with. Remember that first hike up to the glacier with my Dad & brother, ended up so worn out by the end my Dad had to carry me back to the car.

    8. CarolineWednesday, July 13th, 2011 — 12:14pm PDT

      Pacific Rim National Park for its lush rainforest, spectacular ocean views, and peace!

    9. Nat DanielsWednesday, July 13th, 2011 — 12:17pm PDT

      I love the Kootenay National near Radium Hot Springs

    10. MaryWednesday, July 13th, 2011 — 12:30pm PDT

      never been to any of these before. Jasper National Park of Canada
      sounds like one i would like to visit

    11. ParkerWednesday, July 13th, 2011 — 12:34pm PDT

      Glacier National Park is near the top of my list!!

    12. AliseWednesday, July 13th, 2011 — 12:39pm PDT

      Jasper National Park – Great stop over on the way to Drumheller!

    13. ShannonWednesday, July 13th, 2011 — 1:14pm PDT

      I love parks, Gwaii Haanas National is on my list,

    14. MelissaWednesday, July 13th, 2011 — 1:16pm PDT

      Jasper or Banff National Park-both are great to visit

    15. Colleen McCormackWednesday, July 13th, 2011 — 1:28pm PDT

      Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida would be my dream park, never been, yet. I am going to Jasper and Banff next month though so it would only be fitting that I had a Parks Canada water bottle to take with me ; )

    16. JillKWednesday, July 13th, 2011 — 1:35pm PDT

      I would love to return with my family to our Honeymoon destination – Banff National Park.

    17. LoriWednesday, July 13th, 2011 — 1:51pm PDT

      Yoho national park

    18. darcyWednesday, July 13th, 2011 — 1:52pm PDT

      Jasper National Park

    19. Terry betcherWednesday, July 13th, 2011 — 1:54pm PDT

      Off to waterton lakes next week

    20. JRFWednesday, July 13th, 2011 — 2:07pm PDT

      Jasper and Banff are my favs to visit and would love to visit either in the winter sometime as well.

    21. Andrew MWednesday, July 13th, 2011 — 2:15pm PDT

      Jasper has to me my favourite as well!

    22. rinoWednesday, July 13th, 2011 — 2:58pm PDT

      Glacier National park!

    23. taniaWednesday, July 13th, 2011 — 2:59pm PDT

      Glacier National park!

    24. EvelynWednesday, July 13th, 2011 — 4:05pm PDT

      Banff National Park of Canada!

    25. Colin LochheadWednesday, July 13th, 2011 — 4:14pm PDT

      Auyuittuq National Park on Baffin Island. Home of the tallest cliff face on our planet as well as the Penny Ice Cap – the last (6000 sq km) chunk of ice left over from the most recent ice age. Stellarly beautiful and even more special by the fact that it seems less than 500 visitors per year. Last time I was visited there were 5 of us in an 18,000 sq km park πŸ™‚

    26. SanazWednesday, July 13th, 2011 — 4:25pm PDT

      Banff National park is my favourite

    27. LeannaWednesday, July 13th, 2011 — 5:11pm PDT

      I am mostly a provincial park girl but have to say I have had some fun times at Banff and Jasper.

    28. D CedricWednesday, July 13th, 2011 — 5:19pm PDT

      Pacific Rim National Park : )

    29. Ryan BosingerWednesday, July 13th, 2011 — 5:22pm PDT

      Kootenay National Park of Canada

    30. JasWednesday, July 13th, 2011 — 5:26pm PDT

      We have so many beautiful parks in Canada. Some that need permanent protection from development/mining etc so its great to see organizations like Parks Canada, CPAWS etc not only all they can to protect parks but also to celebrate them.

    31. VivianWednesday, July 13th, 2011 — 5:48pm PDT

      Pacific Rim National Park is the best because it goes on forever and is truly wild.

    32. ChrisWednesday, July 13th, 2011 — 5:59pm PDT

      I just got back from hiking the West Coast Trail in Pacific Rim National Park – stunning!

    33. izikavazoWednesday, July 13th, 2011 — 6:37pm PDT

      I desperately want to go back to the Pacific Rim park. I underestimated how beautiful it was going to be and I didn’t see enough of it.

    34. C WilsonWednesday, July 13th, 2011 — 6:49pm PDT

      Being an Islander I’ll have to say Pacific Rim National Park-It is a magical place!

    35. AmyWednesday, July 13th, 2011 — 7:24pm PDT

      Jasper!

    36. Michael KwanWednesday, July 13th, 2011 — 9:03pm PDT

      A lot of people forget about Yoho when they make their way through Banff or Jasper. The whole Rocky Mountain range is gorgeous.

    37. muckymooWednesday, July 13th, 2011 — 10:11pm PDT

      Pacific Rim National Park Reserve of Canada is my favorite.

    38. mike.Wednesday, July 13th, 2011 — 10:35pm PDT

      Kejimkujik National Park of Canada

    39. JaneWednesday, July 13th, 2011 — 10:43pm PDT

      Banff National Park! Never been there, but it’s the one that I’m most interested in visiting since long time ago.

    40. li lianThursday, July 14th, 2011 — 12:15am PDT

      Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site..Never been but it’s on my bucket list to visit…since grade 4..although in grade 4 I didn’t have a bucket list but I did do a research project on it and ever since I’ve wanted to go visit

    41. EsaiahThursday, July 14th, 2011 — 3:15am PDT

      Banff National Park, I grew up watching it change season to season. I absolutely Love and remember all the great memories there!

    42. AndrewThursday, July 14th, 2011 — 7:47am PDT

      Jasper — Love it.

      @andrewhoyer

    43. ChristineThursday, July 14th, 2011 — 8:13am PDT

      Banff national park is beautiful!

    44. JpThursday, July 14th, 2011 — 9:42am PDT

      Just love Jasper National Park because of the incredible hiking trails, spectacular scenery and lovely park staff!

    45. ErinThursday, July 14th, 2011 — 10:26am PDT

      That’s a toughie – with all of the beauty that Canada holds, I still have much ground to cover! Today, my favourite park is definitely Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site!

    46. Kevin | 604 FoodtographyThursday, July 14th, 2011 — 12:30pm PDT

      Pacific Rim.

    47. angelaThursday, July 14th, 2011 — 12:46pm PDT

      I love parks canada so much that one summer i worked for them!!
      I grew up next to Pacific Rim National Park, and my goal is to visit all of Canada’a national parks in my lifetime πŸ™‚

    48. HarjitChThursday, July 14th, 2011 — 1:07pm PDT

      Wells Gray Park in Clearwater is the most beautiful and stunning park I’ve ever been to in my life.

    49. SharonThursday, July 14th, 2011 — 2:16pm PDT

      We are so lucky to have parks in this country. I have learned to appreciate our parks more after experiencing places without parks.

    50. TracyThursday, July 14th, 2011 — 4:47pm PDT

      Banff National Park of Canada!

    51. FionaThursday, July 14th, 2011 — 4:53pm PDT

      Jasper and Pacific Rim are tied in my mind!

    52. JulieThursday, July 14th, 2011 — 9:36pm PDT

      Pacific Rim is beautiful! I also like Point Pelee. Used to go there all the time when I was a kid.

    53. Christine MThursday, July 14th, 2011 — 9:51pm PDT

      Banff

    54. EileenThursday, July 14th, 2011 — 10:24pm PDT

      Banff National Park of Canada

    55. JenniferFriday, July 15th, 2011 — 6:25am PDT

      Kejimkujik National Park of Canada, a park where I have fond memories camping in our cottage when I was younger.

    56. VanessaFriday, July 15th, 2011 — 7:18am PDT

      Yoho!

    57. KlaraFriday, July 15th, 2011 — 8:50am PDT

      Banff National Park of Canada, there is nothing like the Rockies:)

    58. TanayaFriday, July 15th, 2011 — 8:57am PDT

      Banff National Park comes to mind, very beautiful.

    59. JuliaFriday, July 15th, 2011 — 11:16am PDT

      Banff, one of the most beautiful places on earth!

    60. FilaFriday, July 15th, 2011 — 12:06pm PDT

      Banff

    61. DilaraFriday, July 15th, 2011 — 3:53pm PDT

      Pacific Rim National Park is just spectacular!

    62. KennyFriday, July 15th, 2011 — 5:33pm PDT

      Pacific Rim National Park is fantastic!

    63. CaroleMFriday, July 15th, 2011 — 7:18pm PDT

      My favourite is Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland. It’s beautiful there!

    64. CourtenayFriday, July 15th, 2011 — 8:45pm PDT

      Pacific Rim National Park… dig your toes in the sand, photograph the sea life and breathe in the salty air. Take nothing home but fantastic memories, a suntan and the promise of your visit revealing even more natural wonders.

    65. J RFriday, July 15th, 2011 — 8:59pm PDT

      Loved Banff National Park. Can’t wait to return.

    66. LeaneFriday, July 15th, 2011 — 10:39pm PDT

      Banff National Park…. BC is awesome

    67. JenSaturday, July 16th, 2011 — 12:07am PDT

      Banff! I have such fond memories of traveling there as a kid…I remember seeing all the buffalo!

    68. MikeSaturday, July 16th, 2011 — 12:36am PDT

      Yoha NP

    69. RebeccaSaturday, July 16th, 2011 — 12:36am PDT

      Banff

    70. MikeSaturday, July 16th, 2011 — 12:36am PDT

      yoho

    71. JenSaturday, July 16th, 2011 — 9:30am PDT

      Pacific Rim National Park -lush beauty and peaceful surroundings!

    72. KevinSaturday, July 16th, 2011 — 10:24am PDT

      Pacific Rim! So beautiful.

    73. DebbieSaturday, July 16th, 2011 — 10:27am PDT

      I love Banff. I lived there for a while too.

    74. ShuanSaturday, July 16th, 2011 — 11:37am PDT

      Glacier National park

    75. VincentSaturday, July 16th, 2011 — 6:05pm PDT

      BANFF! XD beautiful!

    76. JenniferSaturday, July 16th, 2011 — 11:08pm PDT

      Banff. For sure!

    77. PingSunday, July 17th, 2011 — 8:54am PDT

      Pacific Rims National Park!

    78. DotSunday, July 17th, 2011 — 1:42pm PDT

      Jasper National Park

    79. stephanieSunday, July 17th, 2011 — 3:47pm PDT

      Pacific Rim National Park. It is so beautiful.

    80. KrishnaSunday, July 17th, 2011 — 8:49pm PDT

      Banff National Park! πŸ™‚

    81. Christine vanDaleSunday, July 17th, 2011 — 11:33pm PDT

      Gordon Bay is the most Beautiful place ever great sized camp sites.

    82. connieMonday, July 18th, 2011 — 9:46am PDT

      Kootenay National Park

    83. virgMonday, July 18th, 2011 — 9:48am PDT

      Fundy National Park

    84. ErikaMonday, July 18th, 2011 — 10:17am PDT

      I would love to go to Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site πŸ™‚

    85. GideonMonday, July 18th, 2011 — 10:40am PDT

      Mya fav is Mount Revelstoke National Park.

    86. DeidreMonday, July 18th, 2011 — 11:17am PDT

      Banff National Park – wonderful!

    87. AndreMonday, July 18th, 2011 — 11:51am PDT

      Kluane is the best!

    88. DennisMonday, July 18th, 2011 — 7:35pm PDT

      We camp at Cultus every year but would love to go explore some big parks!

    89. MeganMonday, July 18th, 2011 — 7:37pm PDT

      I worked in Jasper National Park one summer and it was great. Coming from the city the amount of wild life you see every day in Jasper is just staggering. So I’d have to say Jasper National Park is my fav.

    90. GoldieMonday, July 18th, 2011 — 7:49pm PDT

      Jasper National Park! Never been there, but would love to see it! I know you said to mention one, but just one? I also really wanna check out Glacier National Park here in BC!

    91. MaktaaqMonday, July 18th, 2011 — 7:53pm PDT

      Waterton Lakes National Park! My family used to go there every summer until we moved to BC.

    92. Tovah paglaroMonday, July 18th, 2011 — 8:02pm PDT

      Just drove through both Banff and Jasper National parks. Lovely.

    93. CamMonday, July 18th, 2011 — 8:13pm PDT

      Pacific Rim National Park is always a summer time favourite.

    94. jessica tMonday, July 18th, 2011 — 9:02pm PDT

      Banff

    95. cindy quachMonday, July 18th, 2011 — 9:48pm PDT

      gwaii haanas national park is breathtaking..in flora, fauna and cultural history…wow

    96. tracyMonday, July 18th, 2011 — 10:09pm PDT

      i would love to visit jasper one day.

    97. DomMonday, July 18th, 2011 — 10:34pm PDT

      Yoho National Park, my favourite.

    98. Anthony DeLorenzoMonday, July 18th, 2011 — 11:22pm PDT

      Hi! Thanks for using my photo! Needless to say, my favorite park is Kluane.

      Regards,
      Anthony

    99. Kash KaurTuesday, July 19th, 2011 — 10:16am PDT

      Glacier National Park

    100. Goldie HoffmanTuesday, July 19th, 2011 — 1:24pm PDT

      Wow, thanks so much!!!!! Made my day! πŸ™‚

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