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That’s a wrap!

Thank you to the Vancouver Aquarium, Science World at Telus World of Science, and the Vancouver Maritime Museum for hosting the Outreach Team this summer! You helped us share our Parks Canada stories with the city of Vancouver!

Proposed Thaidene Nëné National Park Reserve Consultation

On September 12th, Parks Canada will host a public presentation in Vancouver to discuss the recent progress on the establishment of the proposed Thaidene Nëné National Park Reserve. This will be a great opportunity for Parks Canada and our partners to engage with Vancouver residents and hear your thoughts on the proposed Thaidene Nëné National Park Reserve. All are welcome to attend!

Located at the eastern end of Great Slave Lake in the Northwest Territories, the proposed Thaidene Nëné National Park Reserve will protect 14,000 km² of pristine lakes, rivers, waterfalls, ecosystems, and animal habitats. Progress is made by possible through a collaborative effort between Parks Canada and the Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation, the North West Territories Metis Nation and the Government of the Northwest Territories.

This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about Thaidene Nëné National Park Reserve from those working and negotiating its future. The presentation will offer information about this amazing place, as seen through the eyes of the people trying to protect it, people who have visited and people who call it home. This will be an opportunity for the public to meet all of the presenters and raise any questions they may have.

Date: September 12th, 2016, 7-9pm

Location: Lower Level Library Square Conference Centre (Peter Kaye and Alma VanDusen Room) 350 West Georgia St.

Further information: Proposed Thaidene Nëné National Park Reserve Overview 


BC Ferries Coastal Naturalist Program

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Discover the wonders of the B.C. coast with the Coastal Naturalists! This program offers BC Ferries customers the opportunity to connect with the coastal B.C. region, covering topics about the ocean, B.C.'s unique wildlife, marine life, and nautical and cultural history. Come on board to hear stories that connect Canadians and visitors to Parks Canada's incredible places.

Join us until September 5th on BC Ferries vessels travelling between Tsawwassen/Vancouver, Swartz Bay/Victoria, and Horseshoe Bay/West Vancouver and Departure Bay/Nanaimo.

Want to know more about the Coastal Naturalist Program? Visit us on Twitter @ParksCanadaVan for up-to-date information, program schedules and highlights.

Upcoming Community and Outreach Events

Parks Canada at Pride Parade


  • September 11: Coho Festival, Ambleside Park - West Vancouver 

  • September 24: Lantern Tour, Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site – Victoria

Volunteer Opportunities

Garry Oak restoration volunteering 

We value the generous contribution of time, effort and skills made by everyday Canadians just like you. We invite you to share in our work, get behind the scenes, learn something new and make a difference.

See below for information on opportunities at Parks Canada places on Vancouver Island, in the Lower Mainland and across the country.

Gear, Gifts and Planning

Gifts, gear and planning

Parks Canada Merchandise

Want to be equipped and look the part for your next Parks Canada adventure? Or thinking of presents for family and friends? Check out our Parks Canada merchandise.

App Downloads

After you've picked out your ensemble, download the Learn-to Camp and Heritage Gourmet apps to access to the best tips and recipes for your future camp out!


Beginning in 2016, Parks Canada reservations will launch in JANUARY. Don't miss out - click here for dates and more info!


As spring nears, and nature re-emerges, now is a great time to grab your camera to capture some of the most beautiful places in our region. If you’re heading out to get photos, we have some tips to keep you and the surrounding wildlife safe during your visit.