Partnering with Parks Canada
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 be formally collaborating with the following local partners:
Camping & RVing BC Coalition
Camping and RVing BC is a coalition of partners that manage or represent over 1,700 campgrounds throughout British Columbia. The coalition provides planning information to help travellers locate RV rentals and unique campsites, make reservations, seek out attractions and find things to do. In addition to Camping and RVing at Parks Canada places throughout BC, the coalition includes provincial campgrounds (BC Parks), privately operated campgrounds and RV parks (including municipal campgrounds) and Recreation Sites and Trails BC (operated by the provincial government). British Columbia’s vast mountain ranges, miles of beaches, sparkling lakes, flowing rivers and lush, green forests offer the ultimate camping and RVing experience.
Canadian Wildlife Federation – Canadian Conservation Corps Program
The Canadian Conservation Corps (CCC) Program is funded by the Government of Canada, through the Canada Service Corps. This three-part program presents an exciting opportunity for young Canadians 18-30 years of age, to learn, grow and experience Canada in a unique way while having a real impact on conservation.
The program deeply engages young Canadians in our natural and cultural heritage through three modes of experiential learning: leadership training, Wilderness Adventure (a wilderness expedition), Service to the community through a conservation field work placement and Education outreach in their local community. Parks Canada is proud to participate in the field work component of the program with placements at locations throughout Vancouver Island.
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
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.
Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea
The Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea is a unique science and cultural centre perfectly situated on the traditional lands of the WSÁNEĆ Nations of the Coast Salish Indigenous Peoples on the oceanfront in Sidney, BC. The Centre is a vital Canadian not-for-profit and community-based organization with a vision for a healthy and sustainable Salish Sea Bioregion and a mission to create experiences that engage people to learn about, explore and conserve the Salish Sea – its wildlife, waters, land, culture, and people. Open year-round, the Centre offers an incredible opportunity for the public to experience Coast Salish indigenous culture and over 160 marine species (including a Giant Pacific Octopus) through live natural aquaria habitats; daily public and school programs; interpretive exhibits (including Coast Salish art and a rare orca skeleton); and the Salish Sea Store.
Parks Canada is embarking on an exciting collaboration with the Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea in the delivery of our Parks Canada Education Program at the Centre. Throughout the summer, visitors to the Centre will enjoy engaging education programs, delivered by Parks Canada employees, and showcasing the natural and cultural features of Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, and other Parks Canada places.