Reader Participation Day: What National Parks In Other Countries Are On Your Agenda?

The United States has not cornered the market on national parks. While it did start the national park movement with Yellowstone back in 1872, many other countries have set aside many spectacular parks.

Which has us wondering, which parks abroad are you hoping to visit?

Last summer I was fortunate enough to visit some jewels of Canada's park system, and recently contributing writer Danny Bernstein trekked the Cotswold Way in England.

So, which parks beyond U.S. borders are on your radar, and why?

Comments

Ive been lucky enough to go to several Canadian parks but haven't yet been to Waterton Lakes National Park of Canada. It would also give me an excuse to go back to Glacier.
And I'm hoping to go back to Britain in a couple of years and do another British trail.
Too many mountains, not enough time
Danny www.hikertohiker.com

Ive been lucky enough to go to several Canadian parks but haven't yet been to Waterton Lakes National Park of Canada. It would also give me an excuse to go back to Glacier.
And I'm hoping to go back to Britain in a couple of years and do another British trail.
Too many mountains, not enough time
Danny www.hikertohiker.com

Oh, there are so many! For our neighbors to the north, Sirmilik National Park (Nunavat) is on my list to get my arctic fix.

Another one that's been staring at me from a map on my kitchen wall for a while is Snowdonia National Park in Wales. Such a unique scenery there.

For further afield, Kruger National Park (RSA)...for the all the obvious reasons.

Definitely Banff and Jasper in Alberta.

The waterfalls that make up Iguaçu Falls are within two national parks in Argentina and Brazil.

And of course Huangshan National Park in China, which has a sister park relationship with Yosemite.

San Pedro Martir in Mexico

As German I visited of course some of "our" parks like Jasmund NP, Sächsische Schweiz NP and Berchtesgaden NP. While the nature is sometimes on a level with US gems, the NPS structure still sets the standard for corporate design and common standards (leaflets, park entry signs, America the Beautiful pass etc.).
I have also seen parks in Spain (Caldera de Taburiente NP, Timanfaya NP), UK (Yorkshire Dales NP), Austria (Hohe Tauern NP) and France. There are no grizzlies, arches or pueblos, sure, but there are also no masses of motorbikes, RVs (over-) crowding fragile parks.

Iguazu falls on Argentina/Brazil border

On the subject of Mexico's national parks, I just found this article in the SF Chronicle!
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2011/09/28/mexico_national_parks.DTL

Will be visiting Khao Yai National Park in Thailand, a couple of months from now.

I'll never be able to see all the wonders right in my back yard. No need to go elsewhere.

I'll be visiting Teide National Park, on the Canary Islands soon.