Gulf Islands National Park Reserve

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:

Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre

The Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre, located in Sidney, British Columbia, is an aquarium and marine education centre focused on the ecosystem of the Salish Sea. The centre offers a range of environmental education programs including a discovery lab that introduces students to scientific concepts through hands-on learning, and a summer camp in the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve. Parks Canada is pleased to collaborate with the centre in such areas as public outreach education, visitor experience programming and marketing and promotion.



Science World Britsh Columbia

Science World at TELUS World of Science is a not-for-profit organisation that engages British Columbians in science and inspires future science and technology leadership throughout the province of British Columbia.

Parks Canada is excited to be collaborating with Science World in the delivery of our urban outreach program in Vancouver. Throughout the summer of 2013, visitors to Science World at TELUS World of Science enjoyed engaging stage shows, programs and activities that bring the stories of Canada’s national parks, historic sites and marine conservation areas to the people of Vancouver.



The Vancouver Aquarium

The Vancouver Aquarium is a recognized leader in connecting people to the natural world. As a self-supporting, non-profit association, the aquarium is dedicated to effecting the conservation of aquatic life through display, communication, education and public programming, research and direct action. Nearly 40 million people have visited the Aquarium since its opening in 1956. Located in Stanley Park, we’re open to visitors from around the world 365 days a year.

Parks Canada is excited to be collaborating with the Vancouver Aquarium in the delivery of our urban outreach program in Vancouver. Throughout the summer of 2013, visitors to the Aquarium enjoyed engaging stage shows, programs and activities that bring the stories of our national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas into the heart of Vancouver.