There are great national park train trips all over the world—and one of the best is riding the rails to Canada’s Banff and Jasper National Parks. Swaying through the Canadian Rockies is as good as it gets—and on the Rocky Mountaineer, the setting, service, and food are first-class. Lesser cost options make these parks a not-to-be-missed world-class experience.
The Premier of the Australian State of New South Wales announced on May 30th that “volunteer pest control,” or the hunting of of feral animals, would be permitted in 79 of the State’s 799 national parks, nature reserves and state conservation areas, thanks to “amendments to the Game and Feral Animal Control Act 2002.”
Canadians celebrate finalized funding for a new "Urban National Park" in Toronto while continuing to lament Parks Canada budget cuts and closures. A few national parks in the UK celebrate the unexpected appeal of their dark skies and improving customer service.