Parks Canada protects some of the world’s most extraordinary natural wonders and fascinating historic treasures, and we’re privileged to present the history of this land and share stories of its people with the over 27 million-or so visitors who come each year from around the world, and around the corner.

But everything begins and ends with you.

Just by showing up, every single visitor helps contribute to the conservation process for generations to come. It’s a circle of love; connecting with nature makes us healthier and happier and the more time we spend outdoors, the more we want to protect and preserve our natural spaces.

There are plenty of ways to get involved, here are a few to get you inspired.

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Conservation work across Canada

White Bark Pine seedling to be planted in the Verdant Creek burn.

Parks Canada scientists, in collaboration with traditional Indigenous knowledge holders, partner with international science communities to help find solutions to some of the greatest issues we face such as climate change and biodiversity loss.

Read about our work

Meet our scientists

Let us take you behind the scenes to meet some of the dedicated people who help protect and restore these amazing places.

Become a Parks Insider

Get hands on

Bioblitz

A young visitors holds a container with marine life.

When you take part in citizen science initiatives such as a bug count or BioBlitz, it helps our scientists collect essential data, adding to the insight from our Indigenous partners. You can make a powerful difference to species at risk, and enjoy a fun day out!

Find a BioBlitz event near you

Science activities at our places

Two swimmers give the thumbs up during an early fall Swim with Salmon program.

Next time you visit, book a special workshop or experience. Learn more about our conservation efforts, and at the same time help fund them for the future!

Volunteer or work with us!

Volunteer

A Parks Canada Volunteer leads a hike.

Make 2018 the year that you step up and help make a difference.

Join a shoreline clean-up; be a campsite greeter; walk the trails as a Park Ambassador; help Parks scientists with species monitoring; take part in historical re-enactments... there’s something for everyone, and all ages and abilities are welcome.

Find volunteering opportunities

Join a Campus Club!

Campus Club Leaders taking a group selfie on Beausoleil Island.

Studying at college or university? Share the awesome experiences you can have with our protected natural and cultural treasures right in your own backyard. No club on your campus? Start one!

Find out more

Work with us

Parks Canada employee giving information to visitors at the Banff Information Centre.

Are you someone who enjoys working in a job where you make a difference? Have you ever thought of a career in support of one of Canada’s iconic places?

View current job opportunities

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Helping neighbours

Bird's eye view of Alma, NB and the Bay of Fundy.

Parks Canada is present in over 400 communities across the country. Just by showing up, you’re not only supporting Parks Canada’s conservation work but the economic growth of local businesses in those communities.

Keep it eco-friendly

Visitors and a Parks Canada employee on a pilgrimage to Gahnįhthah Tufa Mounds.

When you visit, stay on designated trails and give wild critters space. Always leave what you find, and take what you bring!

Read more simple leave no trace ideas

Car-free trips

Visitors biking along the Lachine Canal with the Montreal Skyline in the background.

Visiting from Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Windsor, Calgary or Vancouver? Check out all the ways you can come see us via transit, foot or bike!

Support conservation from home

Shop

A man and woman walk in a park, wearing baseball T-shirts that feature the graphics of a caribou and a bison.

Who said helping save the planet couldn’t be fun?

Check out our new Protecting Wildlife collection; the coolest way to show you care, and the perfect gift for the citizen scientist or happy hiker in your life!

A portion of every official Parks Canada merchandise sold supports our conservation efforts.

Show your Parks support with pride!

Social media

A couple takes a selfie by the shore.

Follow us on social media to learn about our conservation work and join in with our regular #wildlifewednesday and #sciencesunday hashtags.

Check out our Twitter and Facebook accounts