Google has been busy mapping many of Canada's National Parks through a collaboration with Parks Canada over the past two years. Google would record 360 degree panoramas of the trails for use in Google Street View using their Google Trekker backpack. You can now "virtually hike" the trails using their Street View, with even more trails to come in 2014.
Check out the following Canadian Parks, which now have some trails and roads online...
- Gulf Islands National Park Reserve
- Banff National Park
- Elk Island National Park
- Glacier National Park
- Kootenay National Park
- Mount Revelstoke National Park
- Waterton Lake National Park
- Yoho National Park
- Grasslands National Park - East & West Block
- Prince Albert National Park
- Riding Mountain National Park
- Thousand Islands National Park
- La Mauricie National Park
- Kejimkujik National Park
- Prince Edward Island National Park
- Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Update: April 30th, 2015 - New panoramic images are now available for...
- Auyuittuq National Park
- Ivvavik National Park
- Torngat Mountains National Park
- Tuktut Nogait National Park
- Wood Buffalo National Park
Some of the imagery displayed for Ivvavik National Park looks as bright and sunny as midday, but was collected as late as 11 p.m., demonstrating how different the cycles of day and night are in the far north.
"Our Government is committed to promoting and protecting our rich natural heritage. Thanks to this collaboration with Google, we can showcase Canada's amazing northern national parks and inspire people to visit and personally connect with these beautiful national treasures. I invite Canadians to visit Google Maps and discover the North's spectacular scenery, unique wildlife and pristine wilderness – Canada as they have never seen it before." - The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment and Minister responsible for Parks Canada