Marlis Butcher

Marlis Butcher

Author, The Canadian Park Bagger

Marlis Butcher is an environmental conservationist, author, and photographer. She is a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and of The Explorers Club, an international organization promoting field exploration.

Marlis sits on the board of the Royal Botanical Gardens, and has served on the board of the Bruce Trail Conservancy, protecting the Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.

Marlis describes herself as a “Park Bagger”, someone visiting all the National Parks of Canada. In 2019 Marlis became the first visitor to have been to all 47 of Canada’s national parks.

Late in the 2019 season, Parks Canada announced a new park, in Northwest Territories, named Thaidene Nene. COVID-19 restrictions have delayed Marlis’s visit to this park to August 2022.


ID Event Name Duration Start Date
North in Canada: Exploring Qausuittuq National Park In the High Arctic 2 Hours September 15, 2022

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