2.3
289 reviews
100K+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

Welcome to the official Parks Canada app, your guide to planning and enhancing your next visit to the iconic destinations administered by Parks Canada. 450 000 km2 of stories at your fingertips!

Get on-the-go access to the essentials, easy to use navigation, and exclusive access to self-guided tours on your mobile device. Connect with history and discover nature at national parks, national historic sites, national urban parks, national marine conservation areas, and historic canals and waterways across Canada.

- Mobile guided tours: Explore at your own pace with interactive self-guided experiences. GPS triggered stops feature photos, videos, quizzes, and games. Explore on foot, by car, on a bicycle, or hike a trail. Go behind the scenes and learn about the untold stories of your favourite locations.

- Discover new places in your own backyard: use the “near me” feature to get a list of locations listed from closest to furthest from your current position.

- Locations from across Canada: Get directions to your Parks Canada destination and plan your visit with site information, hours of operation, facilities and services, activities and experiences, quick facts, and special content like podcast episodes and behind the scenes videos.

- Accessibility: Enjoy in-app accessibility support for screen readers, content in French and English, and more languages available for select tours.

- Driving directions: get to the right location with GPS coordinates that link to your favourite navigation app on your mobile device.

- Quick links: Looking to book a campsite, or buy a Discovery Pass? Direct links to the Parks Canada website are found throughout the app to make it easy to find the information you may be seeking.

- Available offline: Download the app in advance and use it when you’re offline. Download guided tours and use them from anywhere, including locations with no cell service.

- Learn-to Camp: check out the wide array of workshops and activities to enjoy on site or from the comfort of home and learn practical tips on how to start a campfire, fill a cooler, and more!

- Nature and science - explore our conservation stories to learn more about how we are protecting species, habitats, and ecosystems in collaboration with Indigenous partners.

The Parks Canada app is updated regularly with seasonal content and new mobile guided tours.

By using GPS features, you can see your location on maps, get customized lists, and use GPS triggered self-guided tours. Continued use of GPS in the background can significantly decrease battery life.
Updated on
Jan 22, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Location, App activity and 2 others
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

2.4
267 reviews
Chris Craig
August 23, 2020
This app is pretty much pointless. It has none of the functionality I expected. There is no integration with the reservation system, no park/trail maps, no event calendar. It does have some functionality that nobody needs though, like packing lists! Very disappointing. I wish I could give it 0 stars.
73 people found this review helpful
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John Bailly
March 30, 2023
Extremely disappointing, but there's no alternative. I tried to book a camping site online, and could not. Booking online is the reason I installed the app! There needs to be another area in the app so you can log on and confirm your identity. Instead you need to find the campsite then drill down to log in. Anyway, once I got to the pay area the app wouldn't let me pay. The Parks Canada Full website is a failure too.
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Parks Canada/Parcs Canada
April 6, 2023
Hi John. Thanks for reviewing. The app is a great on-site experience tool but does not accommodate camping reservations at this time. You can access the Parks Canada online reservation service link from within the app by clicking Parks 101>Plan your visit>Reservations. We're constantly improving and appreciate your feedback.
A Google user
March 19, 2019
i hate to think this was paid for by tax dollars that where diverted from the parks where it is needed more. Half of the functionality of this app is missing.. Maybe next summer the summer students can finish this hot mess. All of the camping tutorials are blank pages. This app is shamelessly just a marketing ploy to steal the copy right of your photos and other data. I was expecting an app that tied into the booking system and gave me a list of my reservations. This app does not do that.
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Parks Canada/Parcs Canada
March 20, 2019
The content of the dynamic pages should download when the app is connected to wifi or mobile. Our reservation system is not yet integrated in the app but the app will link you to the mobile web version. We collect no personal information from the app, your photos are on your phone only and are shared through your own social media apps and accounts.

What's new

- minor bug fixes and improvements