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 formally collaborate with the following partners:
The Coast Collective
is a local artists’ collective and dynamic art centre that brings people together to celebrate the rich, cultural heritage of the Westshore communities of southern Vancouver Island. Recognising the ability of art to expand people’s perception of place, history and land, Parks Canada and the Coast Collective have teamed up to present an annual artist-in-residence program at Fort Rodd Hill & Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites. The program aims to enhance awareness of the cultural and natural spirit of the two national historic sites and to facilitate a connection to these national treasures through the process of creativity. During the summer months, artists from the Coast Collective undertake short-term residencies in which they use the grounds and facilities of the historic sites as their studio and their inspiration. In addition to producing works of art, each artist leads an interactive workshop with visitors using such media as printmaking, watercolours, pottery, music, oils, sculpture, Chinese brush painting and acrylics.