Nature lover’s road trip in North America: 25 best destinations

Nick Paquette and his girlfriend completed an epic road trip in North America, driving 35,000 km / 21,700 miles in six months. The couple wanted to explore the natural wonders of the continent, and returned with a stack of fabulous images and a ranking for the best nature destinations in North America.

a scenery in Canada The couple purchased a small second hand Ford van and converted it into a campervan. Without a campervan where it is possible to sleep and cook, covering such a distance in such a short time would have been very difficult. Still, they must have been on the road almost every day, because their average distance per day was about 200 km.

Paquette and his girlfriend are from Canada, and they started their trip from there, continuing to the U.S. side of the border. They wanted to explore the variety of North America from small coastal surf villages to adventure destinations on the mountains.

Here are top 25 destinations for nature lovers in North America by Nick Paquette. More images and Paquette’s descriptions of destinations at Time.

    Medicine Lake — Alberta, Canada
    Tombstone Territorial Park — Yukon Territory, Canada
    Salmon Glacier — British Columbia, Canada
    Joffre Lakes Provincial Park — British Columbia, Canada
    Little Huson Cave Regional Park — Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
    Tofino — Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
    Mount Robson — British Columbia, Canada
    Athabasca Falls — Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
    Peyto Lake — Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
    Larch Valley — Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
    Emerald Lake — Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
    Washington Pass — North Cascades National Park, Washington
    Rialto Beach — Olympic National Park, Washington
    The Lost Coast — California
    Barker Dam — Joshua Tree National Park, California
    Yosemite National Park — California (at Night)
    Moki Dugway — Utah
    Fern Canyon — Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, California
    Death Valley National Park — California and Nevada
    North Rim — Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
    Horseshoe Bend — Arizona
    Saguaro National Park — Arizona
    Queen’s Garden — Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
    Zion National Park — Utah
    Lower Antelope Canyon— Page, Arizona

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