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:
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 be collaborating 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.
The Ucluelet Aquarium Society operates the Ucluelet Aquarium and visitors can expect an up-close and personal encounter with a diversity of local marine life. Interpreters explain the mysteries of the sea, specimens are returned back to the wild, and the aquarium is unique in its design — part of the local marine ecosystem. Water from Ucluelet harbour flows directly through the tanks, allowing many animals to find their own way in and out of the displays.
Parks Canada is excited to collaborate with the Ucluelet Aquarium to create additional experiences for visitors. Once per week during the summer an Aquarium team member brings some of their collection to the Kwisitis Visitor Centre in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve to showcase the marine life of the area. As well, once per week during the summer a Parks Canada team member spends an afternoon offering interpretation at the Aquarium.
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 be collaborating with the Vancouver Maritime Museum on 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.