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 local partners:
Beaty Biodiversity Museum
The Beaty Biodiversity Museum opened on Vancouver’s UBC campus in 2010 and works to inspire an understanding of biodiversity, its origins, and importance to humans through collections-based research, education and outreach. As Vancouver’s natural history museum, BBM works to promote a greater sense of collective responsibility for the biodiversity of British Columbia, Canada, and the world.
Parks Canada is proud to collaborate with the Beaty Biodiversity Museum to deliver Parks Canada BioBlitz events throughout Coastal BC each year. A BioBlitz is a fun 24-hour event in which teams of volunteer scientists, families, students, and other community members work together to find and identify as many different plants, animals, microbes, fungi, and other organisms as possible.
Royal BC Museum
The Royal BC Museum is located on Belleville Street at the border between beautiful downtown Victoria and historic James Bay, just steps from Victoria’s Inner Harbour. The mission of the Royal BC Museum is to promote an understanding of the living landscapes and cultures of British Columbia and engage people in a dialogue about their future. Parks Canada is working collaboratively with the Royal BC Museum in the following areas:
- Design of Interpretive Signs — interpretive signs are an integral part of the self-guided historic nature trail experience at Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site. Visitors will better understand the cultural, natural and historical heritage of Fort Rodd Hill as the signs highlight the area's significance by integrating information about the site, local First Nations history and culture, species at risk and rare Garry oak ecosystems.
- BioBlitz, a fun 24-hour event in which teams of volunteer scientists, families, students, and other community members work together to find and identify as many different plants, animals, microbes, fungi, and other organisms as possible.
Science World British 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 collaborate with Science World in the delivery of our urban outreach program in Vancouver. Throughout the summer, visitors to Science World at TELUS World of Science enjoy 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.
Ocean Wise is a recognized leader in inspiring action to conserve our oceans. As a not-for-profit organization, Ocean Wise is dedicated to effecting the conservation of aquatic life through science-based storytelling, including displays, communication, education and public programming, as well as research and direct action. Since its opening in 1956, nearly 40 million people from around the world have visited the Vancouver Aquarium, an Ocean Wise initiative, in Stanley Park.
Parks Canada is excited to be collaborating with Ocean Wise at the Vancouver Aquarium in the delivery of our urban outreach program. Throughout the summer, visitors to the Aquarium can enjoy 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
Vancouver Maritime Museum
Located in Vanier Park, Vancouver Maritime Museum is a registered not-for-profit organization that engages the public and celebrates the significance of the ocean and waterways of the Pacific and the Arctic. The museum achieves this through the preservation and growth of its extraordinary collection, and also operating as a centre for dialogue, research and visitor experience.
Parks Canada is thrilled to collaborate with the Vancouver Maritime Museum in the delivery of visitor experience and outreach education programs. Visitors to the museum, and to Parks Canada venues and events, can enjoy engaging programs and discover the rich history and cultural significance of Canada’s maritime heritage - and its strong links with many of the special places Parks Canada conserves and protects.