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What Is Parks Canada?

Parks Canada protects and presents nationally significant examples of Canada's natural and cultural heritage and fosters public understanding, appreciation and enjoyment in ways that ensure their ecological and commemorative integrity for present and future generations.

Parks Canada is responsible for a wide range of natural and cultural heritage areas throughout Canada, including:
41 national parks, 792 national historic sites (132 of which we partially or fully manage), 8 historic canals, as well as marine conservation areas, heritage rivers, heritage railway stations, federal heritage buildings, and UNESCO World Heritage Sites.


Experiencing Canada's Treasures...

Each year, millions of visitors come to appreciate and enjoy the diverse natural and cultural landscapes managed by Parks Canada. From mountain peaks to rugged coastlines, from backpacking to birdwatching, people discover the wild beauty of our country in many different ways.....