Get involved in conservation
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.
Conservation work across Canada
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.
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.
Get hands on
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!
Volunteer or work with us!
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.
Join a Campus Club!
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!
Work with us
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?
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
When you visit, stay on designated trails and give wild critters space. Always leave what you find, and take what you bring!
Support conservation from home
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.