Canada is 150 years old this year, and loves having visitors come to the party. So much that it's made a pass for its National Parks free for the year. It's part of why the country is having a tourism boom this year.
Now, the Guardian (UK) has scoped out the scene and come up with a list of 10 of the less-known but fantastic parks. Spread across the continent from the far eastern islands to the Pacific, they offer a variety of hiking, cycling, camping and other activities.
Photo: Cape Breton Highlands National Park (Tony Webster/Wikimedia)