8 Priceless National Parks

It's impossible to put a value on these amazing destinations. These beautiful oases have helped define a country and will continue to shape its future.

Point Pelee National Park of Canada, Ontario

It may not have towering old-growth trees or rugged Rocky Mountain vistas, but Canada’s smallest national park has loads of peaceful marshland and red cedar savannah. Due to its locating at the southernmost part of the country, the park boasts a deciduous forest more typical of the eastern United States than of Canada. Called the Carolinian zone, the area is extremely rich in species, including more than 70 types of trees, 27 reptiles, 20 amphibians, as well as dozens of insects found nowhere else in Canada. It’s also a paradise for bird watchers, playing host to thousands of migrating songbirds and waterbirds a day in the fall.

Eco Fact: Point Pelee is an international Monarch Butterfly Reserve and a United Nations World Biosphere Reserve.