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July 16 Parks Day (third Saturday in July)


Jasper mayor says park infrastructure exposes people to nature, helps them appreciate conservation - CBC (PDF)
Private tour operator accused of snapping up B.C. provincial campsites
Storytime app livens up summer road trips through Alberta and B.C.
Protected areas burden on economy, Victoria County officials say
Baker: New fish science report paints dizzying picture for industry future
Canada's national parks dance the fine line between growth and tradition - @MRCoutts
Parks Canada services take hit in budget cuts
National parks under threat, report says
Purchase protects additional lands around N.B. marine nature reserve
Feeding pepperoni sticks to a bear 'isn't good,' Parks Canada says

Recommended Listening

#40WHC Spotlight: Pimachiowin Aki

Pimachiowin Aki (which means Land that gives life in Ojibwe, ᐱᒪᒋᐅᐃᐧᓂᐊᑭ) is a large proposed UNESCO biosphere reserve and World Heritage Site located in the Boreal Forest that covers parts of Manitoba and Ontario. The proposed project area includes over 43,000 square kilometres (17,000 sq mi) is in similar size to the area of Denmark and would mean that it would be larger than 100 other countries in the world. The project is also supported by five First Nations reserves including Poplar River First Nation, Little Grand Rapids First Nation, Pauingassi First Nation,Pikangikum First Nation, and Bloodvein First Nation. The area also includes the Manitoba Provincial Wilderness Park of Atikaki Provincial Parkand the Ontario Woodland Caribou Provincial Park. The proposed World Heritage Site all started with the signing of the Protected Areas and First Nation Resource Stewardship in 2002 by the First Nations of Little Grand Rapids, Pauingassi, Poplar River and Pikangikum. -

Ojibway Nature Centre
Friends of Ojibway

Pimachiowin Aki = Land that gives life (Ojibwe) #40whc

Background: Canada has two nominated sites to be examined this year at the 40th session of the World Heritage Committee: Mistaken Point in Newfoundland (a natural property) and Pimachiowin Aki in Manitoba and Ontario (a natural and cultural property). -



Parks Canada

Parks Canada


CPAWS Parks Report 2016 @cpaws

The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is Canada’s only nationwide charity dedicated solely to the protection of our public land and water, and ensuring our parks are managed to protect the nature within them. Since 1963 we’ve played a lead role in protecting over half a million square kilometres – an area bigger than the entire Yukon Territory! Our vision is that Canada will protect at least half of our public land and water so that future generations can benefit from Canada’s irreplaceable wilderness - @cpaws
Watchdog group critical of Parks Canada management
CPAWS sounds alarm over Parks Canada’s shift away from nature conservation in our national parks
Parks Canada should focus on environment, not development, says report - CBC
Parks Report (PDF)

Kluane National Park (yukon)


Communities don't care how much you know, they care about how much "YOU CARE." A secret to community engagement, be sincere, be honest, caring and follow through.
- Greg Stroud, quoted by Nancy Arsenault

Communities don't care how much you know - Greg Stroud h/t @NancyArsenault @ParksCanada @OutfittersNorth #rtweek15

Flickr Groups
National Parks of Canada



Learn the Name

It's all in the name! Learn the pronunciation and meaning of some of our places’ names:


2011 marked the 100th anniversary of Parks Canada. National Park system spans the country, safeguarding some of the most spectacular examples of treasured Canadian wilderness.

Gros Morne National Park

Western Newfoundland: Gros Morne National Park is like the Galapagos of geology - you might go to the Galapagos to experience first-hand the wonder of biology and the theory of evolution. In Gros Morne, you can experience first-hand the wonder of geology and the theory of plate tectonics.

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society
Jasper National Par

Nááts'ihch'oh National Park Reserve

Canadian Rockies

Elsewhere on the Web

March 6 Heart of the City

Spotlight: Bear 71

Bear 71: The first rule of survival: don't do what comes naturally.


Elk Island National Park

Peyto Lake in Banff National Park