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A New Book Celebrating Canada’s National Parks


Canada’s National Parks: A Celebration

Parks Canada and Canopy are proud to announce a beautiful new commemorative book, Canada’s National Parks: A Celebration, to mark the 125th anniversary of national parks in Canada and the upcoming 2011 centennial of Parks Canada as the world’s first national parks service.

Cover - Canada’s National Parks: A Celebration
Cover - Canada’s National Parks: A Celebration
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Featuring more than 200 pages of colour photographs, this impressive hardcover captures the essence of each of Canada’s national parks – all 42 of them – bringing together in one volume the work of some of the country’s most respected contemporary landscape photographers, accompanied by locator maps, concise descriptions of each park, and some memorable historic images of park visitors over the last century.

This project is the result of a fruitful partnership between Parks Canada and the environmental NGO Canopy who teamed up to produce this superb example of environmentally responsible publishing by printing on papers that are 100% free of fibre from endangered forests. For ten years, Canopy (formerly Markets Initiative) has worked to protect the world's forests, species and climate by helping publishers, printers and paper producers adopt green practices. Canopy is the publisher of the book while Parks Canada contributed to photography and design.

The first printing of the book also includes a special gift from Parks Canada: a detachable coupon that can be redeemed for a free family/group day pass at any Parks Canada national park, national historic site or national marine conservation area, a value of up to $44.

Canada’s National Parks: A Celebration retails for $29.95 and is available at Indigo/Chapters/Coles, Archambault and other booksellers throughout Canada.

Message to booksellers: Copies of Canada's National Parks: A Celebration for resale can be ordered by contacting Nancy at Sandhill Books Marketing Ltd. by email (