Hi REX (aka TG)
Posted this at the same time as Stef... and like STef, I will try to help you.
"Which Canadian national park you think is the best for landscape and wildlife?"
Oh gosh, we could start a national war here.
Naturally, I'd vote for Alberta, but it is a huge grand country and there is lots to see from coast to coast. I've traveled in all provinces and territories over the years. Lots of great things to see and do.
A few comments in general.
-- Canada is VERY big and covers six time zones.
-- Unless you plan to spend 2 months here, you will have to limit travel to only two or three regions..a few days at each place.
-- do not consider traveling between regions by train...it is slow and expensive.
-- Weather is huge factor in all regions..some more predictable than others.
-- July and August are busy and expensive.
-- August skies in the west are often hazy due to the dryness, dust or smoke...depends..varies.
-- For Alberta, I'd tend to suggest late August or the first part of September..we can get cold weather anytime after mid September..but it can be a great month like this year...fabulous weather all September.
-- The west coast and the eastern Maritime provinces have better weather later in the autumn..well into October.
-- June can be nice, and not too crowded yet....but can be cool and wet in some regions.
-- If you like big cities, go to Montreal, Toronto or Vancouver.
-- Ontario and Quebec can be hot and humid in July and August (that is relative....you will like heat more than me...
-- every region and province has great scenery ..some more accessible than others...
-- the eastern provinces and British Columbia (BC) tend to have nice autumn colors...more so than the prairie provinces.
-- the fall (late September to October) colors in Ontario can be breathtaking..and in Quebec, the Maritimes and BC.
-- the big scenic mountains are restricted to BC and Alberta.
-- National parks are indeed nice, but expensive and crowded..there is lots of nice scenery outside of the parks BUT you are unlikely to see much wildlife outside of the parks.
-- Newfoundland is a very pretty province.
-- Prince Edward Island is pretty but very small....
-- this is huge topic...I've seen the gannets at cape St. Marys in Newfoundland and this was a great experience...but it is a risky place...they get 200 days of fog every year....we were lucky
-- I can't comment on national parks in eastern Canada.
-- Banff and Jasper National Parks in Alberta and very popular places for scenery and wildlife.
-- I live close (130km) to Waterton Lakes National park .. it is small but scenic....wildlife is "hit and miss" ..we've tried to photograph bears for a few years and had the best chances just last week.
-- At least in Alberta, September is a good month for wildlife...bears are down low feeding on berries for winter...elk start to muster in their wintering areas...but can be hard to get close to...few animals are confined in enclosures in our national parks...so they roam where they want and therefore they can be anywhere and not easy to find in the forests sometimes...
-- depending on your budget, you could hire an outfitter in a park to take to by horseback to see wildlife that many of us can't get to.
How long will you be here?
Who is coming?
What month is best for you to come?