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China 3 3.57%
India 0 0%
Japan 1 1.19%
Thailand 0 0%
Finland 3 3.57%
Italy 0 0%
Norway 0 0%
United States 39 46.43%
United Kingdom 4 4.76%
Canada 17 20.24%
Costa Rica 0 0%
Brazil 3 3.57%
Australia 3 3.57%
Switzerland 2 2.38%
Other 9 10.71%
Voters: 84. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-04-2013, 03:41 PM
 
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Canada is my pick, but the US would be a close second.

Algonquin is my favourite Provincial Park. Jasper is my favourite National Park that I've actually been to. There so many incredible ones I haven't been to. Banff is beautiful, but a little too touristy for my taste. I've compiled a list of some of the most amazing National Parks in Canada. Many are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, but they make up only a portion of Canada's National Parks, plus then there even more Provincial Parks like Algonquin, which can be just as beautiful. Canada's National Parks cover just about every ecosystem, terrain, and landscape. Take a look at the links below for photos of some of this nation's most beautiful national parks (I also threw Algonquin in there because it's my personal fave, even though it's a Provincial Park).

Here are some of my picks:

Gross Morne in Newfoundland (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
https://www.google.ca/search?q=gross...w=1024&bih=672

Algonquin Provincial Park:
https://www.google.ca/search?client=...33.NofWKmLFXkc

Jasper UNESCO World Hertiage Site:
https://www.google.ca/search?client=...06.FvDiynOo3ak

Glacier National Park:
https://www.google.ca/search?client=...31.qijiCDzyJII

Gwai Haanas:
https://www.google.ca/search?client=...28.wM6q1B3NlYA

Quttinirpaaq in the Far North:
https://www.google.ca/search?client=...w=1024&bih=672

Prince Albert (The Prairie Provinces are not just wide open plains):
https://www.google.ca/search?client=...10.wkt5BMLMjzU

Yukon Tundra in Vuntut:
https://www.google.ca/search?client=...47.aeB8G3PJ5p8

Yoho UNESCO World Heritage Site:
https://www.google.ca/search?client=...64.OW6TFU5bSTY

Nahanni UNESCO World Heritage Site:
https://www.google.ca/search?client=...w=1024&bih=672

World Famous Kootenay, UNESCO World Heritage Site:
https://www.google.ca/search?client=...26.eSuMUg2pWqA

Northern Alberta is about more than oil:
https://www.google.ca/search?client=...40.CiDwMPeqevI

Incredible Landscapes in Labrador:
https://www.google.ca/search?client=...94.2EaHc-dD0-A

Another World Heritage Site and home of Canada's tallest peak:
https://www.google.ca/search?client=...95.9iPKO8CRtAQ

Stunning Maritime Beauty in Cape Breton:
https://www.google.ca/search?client=...69.gsRGU7UovEI

Forillon, the Jewel of the Gaspe:
https://www.google.ca/search?client=...70.NE1ACTOtBpM

Thelon Basin
https://www.google.ca/search?client=...91.P6lEnki3NE4

Point Pelee:
https://www.google.ca/search?client=...90.bGxvU2NWgQk

Mountains and Temperate Rainforest at Mount Revelstoke:
https://www.google.ca/search?client=...47.Xui6xZarQSM

A slice of the largest temperate rainforest in the world:
https://www.google.ca/search?client=...68.tY6sN5k0nXc

Some of the most beautiful coastline in Eastern Canada in PEI:
https://www.google.ca/search?client=...93.tQhggD7Ui9c

If you want to see more, go to Parks Canada's list of National Parks: http://www.pc.gc.ca/progs/np-pn/rech...arch_e.asp?p=1

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Old 08-04-2013, 04:09 PM
 
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Who picked Australia?
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Old 08-04-2013, 04:19 PM
 
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Who picked Australia?
I don't know, but it's a good choice. I've always wanted to visit the Kimberley. Plus they have the Great Barrier Reef, tons of outback, stunning coastline. You could certainly pick a worse place for national parks.

I'm wondering how the OP forgot Indonesia, South Africa, and Botswana
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Old 08-04-2013, 07:34 PM
 
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I don't know, but it's a good choice. I've always wanted to visit the Kimberley. Plus they have the Great Barrier Reef, tons of outback, stunning coastline. You could certainly pick a worse place for national parks.

I'm wondering how the OP forgot Indonesia, South Africa, and Botswana
Oh YES don't get me wrong, Australia is so pretty, I went there a couple years ago to visit a friend in wahroonga, the people were okay...but the country is very nice! But how does Australia compare to America or Canada?
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Old 08-04-2013, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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Oh YES don't get me wrong, Australia is so pretty, I went there a couple years ago to visit a friend in wahroonga, the people were okay...but the country is very nice! But how does Australia compare to America or Canada?

I can't imagine it has the same variety as either, but what it does have is probably more......unique?
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Old 08-04-2013, 07:41 PM
 
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I can't imagine it has the same variety as either, but what it does have is probably more......unique?
Yes perfect, I think what it has is probably more unique!
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Old 08-04-2013, 08:15 PM
 
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You visit national parks to get away from traffic, not to be stuck in it!
It's a good thing we in the UK have PUBLIC TRANSPORT.
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Old 08-05-2013, 02:35 AM
 
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I can't imagine it has the same variety as either, but what it does have is probably more......unique?
Australia is a lot more diverse than the typical tourism ad you see in the international media. In Aus, some see Canada as essentially Rocky Mountain ski resorts, soldiers in bear skin hats outside parliament, and mounties looking very British in their red uniforms as they ride across the country on horseback - so it works both ways.

Here you will find national parks that cover: tropical rainforest; tropical wetlands; tropical savannah; temperate savannah; temperate rain forest; alpine regions; vast eucalypt forests; and of course lots of the stereotypical desert and arid environments. You’ll also find pretty tame “national parks” near urban centers (like Kuringai Chase north of Sydney), as well as parks that are true wilderness areas where you really need to plan and think twice before entering (South West NP is Tasmania for example).

Add those those, we have a growing system of marine parks. The Great Barrier Reef park is the most famous, but there are others that are also pretty special.

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Old 08-05-2013, 03:51 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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The US, China, India, Australia and Brazil. I think China would rate higher if they had more parks, since they are the only country that can rival the US in sheer diversity.
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Old 08-05-2013, 04:13 AM
 
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Germany has few national parks, however there is an array of local reserves , essential in order to preserve biodiversity in a densely populated country crisscrossed by Autobahnen :
https://www.nabu.de/
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