Environmental Stewardship

Conservation

Close up of the new solar panel for the base camp at Île aux Oiseaux, Mingan National Park Reserve.
The Power of the Sun! Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve Switches to Solar Energy

Cleaner, quieter, and more convenient: Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve of Canada benefits from an energy saving retrofit. (See full story)
In Hot Water! Solar Hot Water System Installed at Kejimkujik National Park

Looking to reduce the environmental impact of old oil fired boilers, Parks Canada had the bright idea to install a solar hot water system at Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site. (See full story)
A park visitor stands outside his tent and observes the dark skies with his binoculars at one of Jasper National
Lights Off! A Look at Parks Canada’s Dark Sky Preserves

The impact of artificial light may seem minor; however, issues such as energy waste and harm to nocturnal wildlife and ecosystems should not be overlooked. In an effort to reduce the impact of light pollution in our sites, Parks Canada has now designated 8 of the 12 Dark Sky Preserves in Canada, including the largest in the world. (See full story)