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Partnering with Parks Canada

Regional Partners

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:

Assiniboine Park Conservancy

Assiniboine Park Conservancy is a not-for-profit corporation which is mandated, by the City of Winnipeg, to manage and develop Assiniboine Park and its amenities, including the Assiniboine Park Zoo. The Conservancy works to connect people with nature and to inspire them to take positive actions to protect wildlife and wild places by delivering memorable programming, including direct, indirect and hands-on exploration and discovery.

Parks Canada (Wapusk and Riding Mountain National Parks) and the Conservancy are engaging in a public outreach education collaboration to offer Assiniboine Park Zoo audiences opportunities to learn about species and ecosystems common to Assiniboine Park Zoo and Wapusk and Riding Mountain National Parks, and to create awareness of and connections to these places. Through this collaboration, visitors will also learn about conservation and the tools that support conservation actions.

Hostelling International

Hostelling International
Hostelling International-Pacific Mountain Region manages a system of urban, resort and wilderness hostels in Alberta, British Columbia and the Yukon. HI-PM Region and Parks Canada work together to provide visitors enriched opportunities for greater understanding, enjoyment and appreciation of Canada's natural and cultural heritage. Our collaboration ranges from public education and aboriginal programs to conservation initiatives, exhibit development, and educational staff exchanges.

Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship

Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship

Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship (MCWS), a department of the Government of Manitoba, is committed to delivering programs and services that result in a clean, healthy and diverse natural environment for current and future generations. MCWS wishes to work collaboratively with First Nations and other Aboriginal communities, and many stakeholders, to balance the environmental, social and economic needs of Manitobans.

Parks Canada and Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support collaboration in areas around Wapusk National Park and the provincial Churchill Wildlife Management Area. The agreement also applies to Riding Mountain National Park and surrounding provincial lands. Parks Canada and MCWS will work cooperatively and collaboratively to provide a greater capacity for ecological monitoring, resource management and public education pertaining to ecological and cultural resources for the benefit of Manitobans and Canadians.

For more information, visit: Churchill Wildlife Management Area


Parkbus is a non-profit initiative providing express bus service to key outdoor destinations in Ontario. Parks Canada recognizes that transportation is a barrier that many urban Canadians face when planning a visit to a national park. Starting in 2013, Parkbus, partnering with Parks Canada, launched the first regular bus service trips from downtown Toronto to Bruce Peninsula National Park and Fathom Five National Marine Park. Parkbus offers an environmentally friendlier and affordable option for residents of the Greater Toronto Area to get out, discover and enjoy Canada's treasured natural wonders. To book your seat and to find out more about Parkbus, as well as their routes and schedules, visit or contact them at 1-800-928-7101.

Travel Manitoba

Travel Manitoba is the provincial marketing organization for Manitoba's tourism industry. Travel Manitoba and Parks Canada began a marketing relationship in 2005. The first agreement was to formally recognize a mutual interest in strengthening the province's tourism industry by developing attractive, engaging and authentic heritage tourism products and services, promoting them to Canadians and visitors, and delivering high quality experiences to people visiting the heritage places of Manitoba and Canada.

The agreement has expanded over the years and now includes selected tourism promotions for Riding Mountain National Park , Wapusk National Park , and seven National Historic Sites in Manitoba, as well as public relations and communications activities, including staff training. The partners also collaborate in the presentation and provision of information to the public at the Explore Manitoba Centre at The Forks National Historic Site in Winnipeg.