Oasis in the city

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Walking the trails of Rouge National Urban Park is a very serene experience. A great place to go to detach yourself from the busy world and enter a place of beauty and tranquility that’s right in my own backyard.

Emily | Human Resources

Big Chute Marine Railway

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The Big Chute Marine Railway is my favourite place to be at Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site. Crystal-clear, blue waters, granite outcroppings and towering white pines. Add in an engineering feat unlike any other in North America, and you have a once-in-a-life-time experience.

Chad | Manager of Canal Operations

Edge of Lake Huron

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Standing on the shore surrounded by the ruins of Fort St. Joseph National Historic Site, I enjoy being able to feel the same sense of isolation that the British soldiers must have felt at the end of the 18th century.

Stéphane | Interpretation Coordinator

Go to the shore trail

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Mdaabii Miikna… It’s a magical trail in Pukaskwa National Park! From its 360° views of Lake Superior’s pristine coastline to the brilliant green hues of its mossy inland terrain, I’m always enchanted by this wilderness trek.

Jennifer | Visitor Experience Product Development Officer

Three young adults on the edge of Chigamiwinigum Falls.

Perched over rushing water

Photo of Amy, a Parks Canada staff member.

Thirty-five metres below your feet, a torrent of water rushes towards Lake Superior. A challenging day hike, paddle or short boat shuttle brings you to Chigamiwinigum Falls. You can hear the water long before you get there, and the view is spectacular!

Amy | Visitor Experience Manager

A forest path bordered by large rocks.

Nature, humans, and history, oh my!

Photo of Kirushanth, a Parks Canada staff member.

Entering the forests of Woodland trail transports you to a wondrous place filled with the sounds of gray tree frogs, woodpeckers and rustling leaves. I love coming here to take a break from bustling city life and to enjoy the sights and sounds of nature, culture and agriculture in Rouge National Urban Park.

Kirushanth | Partnering and Engagement Officer

A forest path on a boardwalk.

Woodland Nature Trail

Photo of Sarah, a Parks Canada staff member.

The Woodland Nature Trail has always been one of my favourite spots in Point Pelee National Park, especially in the spring. I can remember walking the long bridges, under the canopy of large trees always hoping to catch a glimpse of the golden swamp warbler, more commonly known as the Prothonotary Warbler, an endangered species that nests in the park.

Sarah | Promotion Officer