Many Americans aren't familiar with the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, but in the mid-1700s, this heavily fortified town in present-day Nova Scotia was one of the most important ports and military posts in North America. A visit to the largest historical reconstruction in Canada offers a fun and enlightening glimpse into the past.
If you mention "Canadian National Parks" to travel buffs, that nation's spectacular western sites such as Banff and Jasper National Parks will likely come to mind. There are, however, some worthy candidates for your "gotta plan a trip" list on the opposite side of the county in Canada's Maritime Provinces. One not to miss is Cape Breton Highlands National Park.
For an international park trip with opportunities for outstanding scenery, compelling history, and minimal challenges for American travelers, you can't beat the neighboring country to our north. These tips won't keep your accent from marking you as a tourist, but they'll at least ensure you know the difference between a "loonie" and a "toonie."
It has taken some time and a concerted effort, but most of the Waterton Lakes National Park facilities that were damaged by a storm that dumped nearly 8 inches of rain on the Canadian park have been repaired and reopened.
The British Isles have some great national parks—but for the best scenery with easiest access, I’d choose Snowdonia National Park in Wales. Here's why...
Today is John Muir Day in Scotland. That makes April 21st, 2013 a perfect day to celebrate Scotland’s and the world’s, national parks. How appropriate that 2013 is the Year of Natural Scotland—and you’re invited! Visit Scotland is throwing out the red carpet for anyone who loves national parks, the outdoors, wildlife—and the great food and drink tied to the nature.
The world’s largest prize for grassroots environmentalism has been awarded to Iraqi Azzam Alwash for the impending creation of Iraq’s first national park. The startling fact—this soon-to-be realized preserve in the Mesopotamian Marshland had to be recreated from scratch after being completely destroyed by Saddam Hussein.
It’s April and countless outdoor enthusiasts around the world are eyeing summer travel. For many, Germany is the target. For a first step in your planning process, explore the German National Tourist Board’s new interactive map of the country’s national parks and nature parks.
Parks Beyond Borders: Conference On European Wilderness Set During "The Gathering" Travel Year In Ireland
The topic of “rewilding” Europe will come up for serious consideration at a May 14-16, 2013 international conference on The Potential and Challengees of Developing Wilderness in Modified European Landscapes. The conference, to be held in County Mayo, Ireland.
Parks Beyond Borders: Icelandic National Park Rangers and Partners Train in United States; Wales' Brecon Beacons Gets Dark Sky Designation
Icelandic park rangers and partners just finished a two-week visit to the United States, learning about American-style national park management, development and conservation at national parks in Washington and Oregon.