Section IV - Other Items of Interest

New Parks and Historic Sites Account - Source and Use of Funds

The following criterion identifies which potential new protected heritage areas, and unfinished national parks, national marine conservation areas and national historic sites are eligible for funding from the New Parks and New Historic Sites Account.

  1. All national historic sites, national parks and national marine conservation areas designated or established after 1988 that have not reached a level where they provide basic resource protection, visitor service and heritage presentation as specified in their initial management plan, or have not completed all the development initiatives set out in their respective establishment agreements, including requirements to accomplish these things over the relevant planning period.

In addition to the above, the following guidelines also determine the types of expenditures that may be made from the account:

All capital expenditures exceeding $10,000 related to the acquisition of lands and extinguishment of resource and development rights. All capital development expenditures exceeding $10,000, including planning, design and construction of specific facilities and infrastructure; cultural and ecological resource stabilization and restoration; development of heritage presentation media; and initial fleet and equipment acquisitions.

The national parks, national marine conservation areas and national historic sites eligible for funding from the New Parks and New Historic Sites Account are:

National Parks National Historic Sites
National Marine Conservation Areas

Sirmilik

Ukkusiksalik

Gulf Islands

Torngat Mountains

Nahanni (related to expansion)

Proposed new parks:

Sable Island
Nááts'ihch'oh

Saoyú-ʔehdacho Lake Superior
Gwaii Haanas

New Parks and Historic Sites Account - Source and Use of Funds

(in thousands of dollars)
Forecast
Spending
2010-11
Planned
Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Planned Spending
2015-16
Source of Funds

from Payment
Vote 30 (Main Estimates)

5,639 500 500 10,000 13,000 2,000
from Sale of Land and Buildings 400 400 400 400 400 400
from Carry Forward of Previous Years 21,179 24,741 15,264 4,631 481 831
Total 27,218 25,641 16,164 15,031 13,881 3,231
Use of Funds
for Capital Projects 2,477 10,377 11,533 14,550 13,050 3,000
Total 2,477 10,377 11,533 14,550 13,050 3,000

Due to rounding, figures may not add up to totals shown