The Best Nature Reserves in Canada and the USA

Are you looking for a cool vacation destination away from the noise and stress of the city? Are you interested in natural destinations away from all the pollution in the city? If yes, a nature reserve is what you are looking for. 

Asides from the benefits of setting up a nature reserve, a visit to one will give you the thrilling experience you desire.  But which of these beautiful locations are the best for you? Keep reading to find out. 

There are different parts of the world which are renowned for having a remarkable number of natural resources and attractions.  North America is home to different nature reserves too. Each of these reserves is unique, filled with interesting natural landscape, and beautiful to behold. You’ll find everything ranging from deserts to mountains and rushing waters in the nature reserves of the USA and Canada. The natural species and beauty of these national parks will blow your mind and also form impressive backgrounds for your Instagram images. We’ll provide you with a list of the top nature reserves in the region to help you choose your next travel destination. 

Let’s get started. 

Banff National Park – Alberta, Canada

There are only a few things that can compare to the beauty on display at the nature reserve in Alberta, Canada. All of its landscapes are picturesque and you’ll find yourself staring helplessly. Renowned as the oldest nature reserve in Canada, it’s located in the Canadian Rockies. Here, you’ll come across native species such as elk, bighorn sheep, and moose. 

If you find yourself paying a visit to this park, get ready for a thrilling experience with white water rafting. Those who visit during the cold months can also try their hands at ice skating on the frozen Lake Louise. There’s a complete package for tourists including snowmobiles and horse-drawn sleigh rides. 

Grand Canyon National Park – Arizona, USA

If you’re interested in a nature reserve with extraordinary size and more than enough room to explore, the Grand Canyon in Arizona is a great fit. With 4926 sq. km of red rocky landscape and canyons that represent an ancient geological history, this location is worth your time. This fascinating part of Arizona is more than a large hole in the ground. You’ll find a diversity of animal species there, including mountain lions, cottontail rabbits, and coyotes. 

Glacier National Park – British Columbia, Canada

Known for its everlasting beauty, The Glacier National Park serves as the gateway to Canada’s mountain range. It’s filled with numerous picturesque alpine vegetation. Get closer to the vegetation and observe the tall cedar trees. You may also decide to go on an adventure through the meadows as you proceed towards Rogers Pass.

Are you in the mood for something else, asides from playing games at new online casinos? The white-water rapids found in the Kicking Horse River are home to intense rafting expeditions that take you through the canyon. You may also decide to take a break and chill out at the hot springs found all over the region. There’ll also be enough time to observe and marvel at the one-of-a-kind natural landscape. 

Jasper National Park – Alberta, Canada

The Jasper National Park has everything you could want in a nature reserve. Filled with clear waters, mountain ranges, and tall trees, Jasper National Park looks too good to be true. A must-see attraction at the park is the glacial waters of Maligne Lake and Spirit Island. The most beautiful parts of this nature reserve can only be viewed from a boat. It’s also known for the best bear-spotting in the country and you may get a rare chance to see someone hunt for salmon. 

Wrangell St-Elias National Park – Alaska, USA.

If you’re back in the USA but still want a feel of the cold Canadian weather, then a visit to Alaska may not be out of sorts. Despite being the largest state in the USA, it’s also home to the Wrangell St-Elias National Park. This massive 13.2 million acres of icy land is home to grizzly bears, moose, porcupines, and so on. The beautiful park extends from the ocean to Mount St. Elias. Other popular animal species in the region are whales, sea lions, and otters. 

Yellowstone National Park – Wyoming, USA. 

Yellowstone national park boasts an extended lineup of animal species including wolves, antelopes, and elk. The nature park has everything including large canyons, beautiful and long rivers, forests, and a variety of animals. Tourists are also thrilled by the magnificent geyser that erupts every 44 – 125 minutes. Watch in awe as about 32,000 liters of boiling water are shot 44 meters into the air. 


The nature reserves in Canada and the USA are nothing short of spectacular. During a visit to these parks, you’ll be engaged in different fun activities. Your experience also depends on the time of the year when you visit. Make sure to check what season it is before heading out on your nature reserve expedition. 

Written by Austin Crane

Austin is the principle web director for Untamed Science and Stone Age Man. He is also the web-director of the series for the High School biology, Middle Grades Science and Elementary Science content. When Austin isn't making amazing content for the web, he's out on his mountain bike or in a canoe.

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