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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 local partners:

Local Partners

Revelstoke Bear Aware Society

Revelstoke Bear Aware’s mission is to reduce human-bear conflict through education, cooperation and active management initiatives in the community of Revelstoke and surrounding area. Over the years, Parks Canada and Revelstoke Bear Aware have worked collaboratively on Bear Smart Initiatives such as the development of a Bear Hazard Assessment and Management Plan, Bear Hazard Maps and a Garbage Bear Map. Parks Canada and Revelstoke Bear Aware also worked together with School District #19 to supply bear-proof garbage cans for each elementary school. In addition, Parks Canada and Revelstoke Bear Aware developed a Google Earth Map, an interactive tool for users to view reported bear sightings and associated bear attractants, on the Revelstoke Bear Aware website. Parks Canada staff participate on the Revelstoke Bear Aware Society Committee to provide expertise and advice.

Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre

The Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre is managed by the Revelstoke Visual Arts Society as a not-for-profit community facility dedicated to the creation, exhibition and promotion of the visual arts. The Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre works with Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks on the Art in the Park program. This program provides visual artists with special access to explore one of Canada’s national parks and then to share the experience through art. Artwork is created to inspire an emotional connection and deeper understanding of Canada’s national parks. To learn more about the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre and the Art in the Park program please visit

Revelstoke Museum and Archives

Revelstoke Museum & Archives celebrates the history and heritage of Revelstoke and district by collecting, preserving, documenting and interpreting the artifacts, records and stories of the region in a public community museum. The Revelstoke Museum and Archives and Parks Canada collaborate to tell the stories that shaped Rogers Pass National Historic Site and Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks. Parks Canada and the Revelstoke Museum and Archives bring the past to life and work to increase the awareness, understanding and appreciation of our protected places in the Columbia mountains region. Throughout 2014 the Revelstoke Museum and Archives and Parks Canada are collaborating on the anniversary of Mount Revelstoke National Parks' centennial through events, a new exhibit and the sharing of images, artifacts and historic records. To learn more about the Revelstoke Museum and Archives visit them online at

Revelstoke Caribou Rearing in the Wild

Revelstoke Caribou Rearing in the Wild Society (RCRW) is committed to the conservation and recovery of mountain caribou in the Columbia Mountains region. It is a community based partnership, consisting of a cross representation of individuals and organizations, including Parks Canada in the Revelstoke area. The goal of RCRW is to fundraise, plan and conduct captive rearing, also known as maternity penning of the North Columbia herd of southern mountain caribou in order to increase caribou calf survival in the Columbia Mountains over a three to five-year period. Parks Canada is proud to be supporting this project through in-kind and financial contributions. To learn more about the Revelstoke Caribou Rearing in the Wild Society and the maternity penning project please visit their website at

North Columbia Environmental Society

Based in Revelstoke, British Columbia, the North Columbia Environmental Society (NCES) came together to represent the environmental issues that concern the residents of Revelstoke, and to work together to find positive solutions. The Mount Revelstoke and Glacier field unit works with the NCES to deliver the Glacier Adventure Stewardship program (GASP), an annual program that provides opportunities for local youth to connect with their natural and cultural heritage. During a weekend in Glacier national park participants build various skills in exchange for giving back to their community through stewardship opportunities. The NCES is responsible for coordinating student participation in stewardship activities, and play a key role in organizing the logistics of the GASP weekend including staff support.

Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce

The Revelstoke Visitor Centre is the one-stop location for information on what’s happening in the area, which is known for its first class outdoor adventures. Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks have partnered with this local organization to make information more accessible to the community and visitors when planning their next trip into the great outdoors. Learn more on the national parks by picking up trail maps to plan your next summer hiking or biking adventure, or visit the winter Parks Canada kiosk to find out more on the winter permit system and view avalanche bulletins.