Archaeological digs at Sirlimik National Park© Parks Canada
As our last Centennial Theme Month, December and its Protection and Conservation theme give us a great opportunity to show you how our team contributes every day to our country’s future. In the last 100 years, Parks Canada has committed to caring for our natural and cultural treasures, as well as supporting efforts of others in the same sense, and it continues today. As we mark our centennial and the great milestone it represents, we are reaffirming our care, commitment and support to our national treasures so they continue to amaze the generations that will follow us.
Protection and conservation are a daily and continuous work at Parks Canada. From refurbishing a roof and giving it the appearance it once had to protecting the nesting grounds of endangered species, our experts work relentlessly to provide Canadians and the world with opportunities to better know Canada, today and tomorrow. Follow us in a familiarization tour filled with images that illustrate this immense yet gratifying work we do in protection and conservation at Parks Canada.
Browns Bay Vessel Conservation Project© Parks Canada
Have a look at some of our conservation efforts!
Garry Oak at Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site© Parks Canada
See what protection means at Parks Canada!
© Parks Canada
Christmas is a time of celebration! Join us in many of our parks and sites to celebrate the holidays!
Also, this month:
- The Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS) recently presented its Gold Medal to Parks Canada, the Dehcho First Nations and the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) for the expansion of Nahanni National Park Reserve.
- The Royal Canadian Mint unveils another coin from « Our Legendary Nature » collection, celebrating Canada’s natural and cultural heritage and Parks Canada’s centennial.
- Every year, the Parks Canada Review presents Parks Canada’s achievements in protection and conservation, amongst others. Check out our latest in 2011.
- The Canadian Register of Historic Places continues to celebrate Parks Canada’s centennial! Look at what they have prepared in December to profile the agency’s role in protecting and conserving our national treasures.
- Have a look at this superb video, produced by a student as part of Canada’s Greatest Summer Job Program.
- Our wallpapers are out gifts to you so that you can appreciate every day the work we do at Parks Canada. To celebrate the holidays, make them known to someone you love. It will brighten their days... and their computer!