National parks and museums National parks and museums The Canadian government has established more than 100 national parks and historic sites in honor of the people and events that have enriched the country's history. Provincial governments also have the right to set their parks. Canada's 37 national parks are scattered throughout the country. Banff is located on the eastern slope of the massif Rocky Mountains in Alberta, is the oldest national park. It was founded in 1885. Vuntut National Park, located in northern Yukon, founded in 1993. In Canada, more than 2,000 museums. Prestigious: Canadian Museum of Civilization in Hull, Ottawa - Canadian Museum of Nature, National Science and Technology Museum, National Gallery of Canada, which presents exhibits of European art, is one of the richest collections of Asian art.