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 partners:
Assiniboine Park Conservancy
Assiniboine Park Conservancy is a not-for-profit corporation which is mandated, by the City of Winnipeg, to manage and develop Assiniboine Park and its amenities, including the Assiniboine Park Zoo. The Conservancy works to connect people with nature and to inspire them to take positive actions to protect wildlife and wild places by delivering memorable programming, including direct, indirect and hands-on exploration and discovery.
Parks Canada (Wapusk and Riding Mountain National Parks) and the Conservancy are engaging in a public outreach education collaboration to offer Assiniboine Park Zoo audiences opportunities to learn about species and ecosystems common to Assiniboine Park Zoo and Wapusk and Riding Mountain National Parks, and to create awareness of and connections to these places. Through this collaboration, visitors will also learn about conservation and the tools that support conservation actions.
Communauto was founded in Québec City in 1994. The company has a social, environmental and urban vocation.
In addition to being the oldest car-sharing company in North America, Communauto was the first car-sharing organization on the North American continent to offer 100% electric cars to its customers, and to offer two types of car-sharing service (with and without reservation). Its service is based on the pooling of more than 2,000 vehicles.
Communauto’s network is growing and is now present in 7 cities in Canada: Kingston, Ottawa, Gatineau, Montréal (Laval and Longueuil), Québec, Sherbrooke, Halifax), and since 2012, in Paris.
The Banff Centre
The Banff Centre is a specialized Arts and Culture Institution providing non-degree programs in the arts and creativity, and in leadership development, mountain culture, and the environment.
Since 2010, Parks Canada has worked with Banff Lake Louise Tourism and The Banff Centre to deliver Performance in the Park, a two day outdoor concert intended to attract a broad audience, but particularly Canada’s youth, the future stewards of the national park system.
Banff Lake & Louise Tourism
Banff Lake & Louise Tourism is a member based destination marketing organization that inspires the world to visit Banff National Park through marketing and promotion. Banff & Lake Louise Tourism also enhances the visitor experience within the destination through special events, educational programming and joint operation of three visitor centres.
Since 2010, Parks Canada has worked with Banff Lake & Louise Tourism and The Banff Centre to deliver Performance in the Park, a two day outdoor concert intended to attract a broad audience, but particularly Canada’s youth, the future stewards of the national park system.
Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship
Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship (MCWS), a department of the Government of Manitoba, is committed to delivering programs and services that result in a clean, healthy and diverse natural environment for current and future generations. MCWS wishes to work collaboratively with First Nations and other Aboriginal communities, and many stakeholders, to balance the environmental, social and economic needs of Manitobans.
Parks Canada and Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support collaboration in areas around Wapusk National Park and the provincial Churchill Wildlife Management Area. The agreement also applies to Riding Mountain National Park and surrounding provincial lands. Parks Canada and MCWS will work cooperatively and collaboratively to provide a greater capacity for ecological monitoring, resource management and public education pertaining to ecological and cultural resources for the benefit of Manitobans and Canadians.
For more information, visit: Churchill Wildlife Management Area
Parkbus is a non-profit initiative providing express bus service to key outdoor destinations in Ontario. Parks Canada recognizes that transportation is a barrier that many urban Canadians face when planning a visit to a national park.
Starting in 2013, Parkbus, partnering with Parks Canada, launched the first regular bus service trips from downtown Toronto to Bruce Peninsula National Park and Fathom Five National Marine Park. Parkbus offers an environmentally friendlier and affordable option for residents of the Greater Toronto Area to get out, discover and enjoy Canada's treasured natural wonders.
To book your seat and to find out more about Parkbus, as well as their routes and schedules, visit www.parkbus.ca or contact them at 1-800-928-7101.
Travel Manitoba is the provincial marketing organization for Manitoba's tourism industry. Travel Manitoba and Parks Canada began a marketing relationship in 2005. The first agreement was to formally recognize a mutual interest in strengthening the province's tourism industry by developing attractive, engaging and authentic heritage tourism products and services, promoting them to Canadians and visitors, and delivering high quality experiences to people visiting the heritage places of Manitoba and Canada.
The agreement has expanded over the years and now includes selected tourism promotions for Riding Mountain National Park, Wapusk National Park, and seven National Historic Sites in Manitoba, as well as public relations and communications activities, including staff training. The partners also collaborate in the presentation and provision of information to the public at the Explore Manitoba Centre at The Forks National Historic Site in Winnipeg.
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.
Parks Canada works with the Vancouver Aquarium on the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, a program that promotes education about shoreline litter issues by encouraging Canadians to protect and rehabilitate shoreline areas through cleanups. Parks Canada works with the Vancouver Aquarium and Canadians to clean up shorelines in national parks and national historic sites. The program promotes stewardship through hands-on activities, long term monitoring and educational initiatives.