Creating new protected areas
Canada’s natural areas include marine, fresh water and land habitat for many species, thousands of lakes and rivers that provide drinking water, and forests and wetlands that store greenhouse gases, produce oxygen and regulate flooding. To ensure this rich natural heritage is conserved for generations to come, we must take steps to protect the right natural areas in the right ways.
Parks Canada works with Indigenous Peoples, federal, provincial, territorial and municipal governments, conservation organizations, industries, and all Canadians, to support the establishment and management of protected areas.
Canada, Nunavut, and the Qikiqtani Inuit Association agree on a final boundary for Canada’s largest protected area.