About "National & Provincial Parks"

Canada’s network of national and provincial parks, marine conservation areas and historic sites protects the country’s most treasured natural and cultural spaces.

auroras northern lights collage

Photos of the northern lights from Can Geo's Instagram community.

A roundup of the best photos of the northern lights submitted to our hashtag this week
Google Trekker at Tanquary Fiord Quttinirpaaq National Park

A Parks Canada staff member hikes with the Google Trekker at Tanquary Fiord in Quttinirpaaq National Park. It's now possible to explore parts of Quttinirpaaq via Google Street View. (Photo courtesy Google, Parks Canada)

Photo courtesy Google, Parks Canada
It's now possible to virtually visit the northern tip of Canada
bear 148 in banff national park

Bear 148 is seen eating dandelions in this screenshot from a video captured by a remote wildlife camera near Banff in 2015. (Alex Taylor/Parks Canada)

Alex Taylor/Parks Canada
In spite of the best efforts of researchers and wildlife managers, the life of Bear 148 was destined to be cut prematurely short

The Great Trail is the world's longest network of recreational trails. Esri Canada teamed up with the Trans Canada Trail to produce an interactive map that will help with trail maintenance and community sharing of the trail. Explore the map here. (Map: Esri Canada/Trans Canada Trail)

Map: Esri Canada/Trans Canada Trail
As Canada's most famous trail celebrates its near completion, Esri Canada president Alex Miller discusses the ambitious trail map that is helping Canadians get outdoors

The metal garbage dump near Sylvia Grinnell River leeches petrochemicals, pesticides, and lead into its surroundings. (Photo: Transport Canada)

(Photo: Transport Canada)
Transport Canada is providing funding to clean up the toxic site that was left in the 1950's
whooping crane twins and their parents

A pair of whooping crane twins with their parents. (Photo: John Mckinnon/Parks Canada)

Photo: John Mckinnon/Parks Canada
Conservation managers at the park reported 63 new fledglings of the endangered bird this year
Catherine McKenna at Torngat Mountains National Park

Environment and Climate Change minister Catherine McKenna speaks with Torngat Mountains National Park cooperative management board member Jenny Merkuratsuk on the park's Rose Island. (Photo credit: Ministry of Environment and Climate Change)

Catherine McKenna at Torngat Mountains National Park
The Environment and Climate Change minister visited Labrador’s Inuit region from August 2 – 5 to explore all-Indigenous National Park management and the impacts of climate change in the area. 
mountie chases bear

A screenshot from a video of an RCMP officer chasing a black bear. (Image via Youtube user Damian G)

Could this video be more Canadian?
Learn to Camp Parliament Hill

Left to right: Christina Cinzah, Prisca Nadege, and Emy Nguyen, students from St. Anthony School in downtown Ottawa, take a break in a tent they set up with help from Parks Canada's Jaya Paquette-Jager at a Learn to Camp event on Parliament Hill, May 12, 2017. (Photo: Alexandra Pope/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Alexandra Pope/Canadian Geographic
With its Learn to Camp program, Parks Canada is helping urban Canadians experience the great outdoors 

Canoe the Rouge River in Rouge National Urban Park. (Photo: Bill Brooks/Alamy/All Canada Photos)

Photo: Bill Brooks/Alamy/All Canada Photos
Land that had been part of the park since 2015 will be federally recognized if Senate passes bill C-18  
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