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Ready, Set, Go Green!
A Closer Look at Parks Canada’s Eco-friendly Fleet

One of Parks Canada’s FLEET vehicles resting in front of Chambly Canal National Historic Site, Lock 8 One of Parks Canada’s FLEET vehicles in Chambly Canal National Historic Site
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Parks Canada drives to lessen environmental impact by reducing the size, fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions of its vehicles across Canada!

Parks Canada’s national parks and national historic sites together cover million of hectares. Parks Canada employs a fleet of over 1,300 vehicles to allow staff to work efficiently and give visitors the best possible experience. When it comes to such a large fleet of vehicles, there are plenty of opportunities to go green!

Parks Canada is leading by example when it comes to optimizing its fleet through the purchase of smaller vehicles with better fuel economy. In an effort to reduce its ecological footprint, Parks Canada has looked to new technologies and alternative fuels as a way to power its vehicles. Electric and hybrid vehicles are beginning to make up more and more of the fleet as they replace older models and many fleet vehicles run on ethanol blends and biodiesel.

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From cars and trucks to utility vehicles and lawnmowers, greenhouse gas emissions are being reduced across the country through Parks Canada’s commitment to more efficient vehicles and alternative fuels.

A Parks Canada employee driving one of our electric vehicles in Kejimkujik National Park. A Parks Canada electric vehicle in Kejimkujik National Park. 
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