Partnering with Parks Canada

By working in collaboration with respected organisations that share our values, Parks Canada is able to better deliver its promise to Canadians by continuing to be a world leader in the protection and presentation of Canada’s natural and cultural heritage. We believe in sharing leadership and working with our partners to offer unique, inspiring opportunities for Canadians to discover our treasured places and to achieve extraordinary results.

We are proud to be formally collaborating with the following partners:

National Partners

Air Canada

Parks Canada is delighted to partner with Air Canada, the country's largest airline serving the most communities Canada-wide. Together we are supporting all Canadians, especially our youth, in their exploration of our great country. Fostering relationships between the next generation and Canada's natural and cultural heritage is also consistent with Air Canada's social responsibilities of supporting communities and helping to promote environmental stewardship.

Air Canada is a proud national partner of past and present editions of the My Parks Pass Program contests. Again this year, they will fly the lucky winning class of Canada’s Coolest School Trip grand prize consisting of a once in a lifetime trip to visit Parks Canada places in British Columbia! During their trip, students will experience ocean adventures at Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, live the life of a World War I or II soldier at Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site and go on an exclusive after-dark tour of Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site!

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society is dedicated to imparting a broader knowledge and deeper appreciation of Canada — its people and places, its natural and cultural heritage and its environmental, social and economic challenges. The Royal Canadian Geographical Society and Parks Canada are working collaboratively to increase their reach and leverage their areas of expertise to provide the foundation for inspiring exploration and discovery of Canada’s historical, cultural and natural heritage.

Institute for Canadian Citizenship

Parks Canada is proud to collaborate with the Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC), a national, non-profit organization that engages Canadians through innovative programs, campaigns, and partnerships to create meaningful connections among all Canadian citizens, to foster a culture of active and engaged citizenship, and to celebrate what it means to be Canadian.

The ICC’s Cultural Access Pass (CAP) program provides new Canadian citizens with complimentary admission to almost one thousand cultural and heritage attractions during their first year of citizenship. Parks Canada is providing free regular admission to our national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas.

Trans Canada Trail

The Trans Canada Trail is a 21,500 km recreational trail that winds its way through every province ad territory, from coast to coast. When completed in 2017, it will be the world’s longest recreational trail, connecting Canadians and international visitors to Canada’s natural and cultural heritage. Parks Canada and the Trans Canada Trail are proud to collaborate on the improvement of sustainable multiple-use trail planning, development and management as well as encourage the use and enjoyment of trails.

National Capital Commission

The National Capital Commission (NCC) is the steward of federal lands and buildings in the National Capital Region, with a mandate and mission to build the Capital region into a source of pride and unity for Canadians. The NCC and Parks Canada share common priorities for the establishment, conservation, and public appreciation at Canada’s heritage places. Collaboratively, we deliver on common objectives including improved resource conservation; planning, design and land use; increasing public appreciation and understanding; and enhanced visitor experiences.

Canadian Tourism Commission

The Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) is Canada's national tourism marketing organization. The CTC leads the Canadian tourism industry in marketing Canada as a premier four-season tourism destination. Working together, Parks Canada and the CTC strive to enhance the growth and future sustainability of Canada’s tourism industry while protecting Canada’s natural and cultural heritage resources in communities across Canada.

VIA Rail Canada

Parks Canada has proudly partnered with VIA Rail since 2009. Through our combined efforts, we strive to promote the discovery of Canada though unique learning experiences, products and services; as well as promote accessibility to Canada’s treasured places. In 2010 we launched an on-board interpretation program for the VIA Rail Ocean Route between Halifax N.S. and Miramichi N.S.

Canadian Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Parks Canada is proud to work with the Canadian Association of Zoos and Aquariums on several commonly held goals and objectives. Collaboratively, our focus ranges from cooperation on conservation and biodiversity education and research, to the sharing of educational and scientific expertise.

Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC)

Parks Canada and Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) have partnered to develop a national "Learn to Camp" initiative. The Learn to Camp initiative is aiming to instil the confidence in participants to camp on their own and to find enjoyment in camping while connecting to experiences at Parks Canada’s places. Mountain Equipment Co-op like Parks Canada, encourages Canadians of all ages to experience the outdoors and have a connection to nature. They are a leading Canadian retail co-operative with 14 stores across the country serving 3.3 million members.

Mars Canada Inc.

The Historic Division of Mars began in 2006 with the vision of establishing Mars, Incorporated as the undisputed leader in chocolate history. The mission is to pursue and share chocolate's rich past, and create authentically historic chocolate experiences that allow people to enjoy the combination of history and Mars chocolate-making excellence. Parks Canada and Mars Canada Inc. have collaborated on creating unique historic chocolate experiences at many National Historic Sites, and sharing stories related to chocolate history in Canada. For more information on National Historic Sites and heritage chocolate, please visit

Arm & Hammer

Parks Canada is partnering with Church & Dwight Canada Corp., the makers of ARM & HAMMERTM. The company is a proud supporter of Parks Canada’s youth programs, which offer youth various opportunities to directly engage with nature and history. ARM & HAMMERTM is a partner of the 2013-2014 edition of the Canada’s Coolest School Trip contest presented through the My Parks Pass program. One lucky grade 8 / secondary 2 class will win a once in a lifetime trip to visit Parks Canada places in British Columbia! During their trip, students will experience ocean adventures at Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, live the life of a World War I or II soldier at Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site and go on an exclusive after-dark tour of Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site!

Church & Dwight Canada Corp., makers of ARM & HAMMERTM, share a passion for Canada's natural and cultural heritage, and engaging with youth to help preserve it for future generations. Together, we are enriching opportunities for our youth to engage with nature and history.