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:
City of Richmond
The City of Richmond's Parks Department provides people with opportunities to connect with each other, their community and their natural environment within an urban setting while fostering healthy active lifestyles in this culturally diverse and geographically unique city in Metro Vancouver. Parks Canada is partnering with the City of Richmond to familiarize urban residents and visitors with the joys of camping. Throughout the year, Parks Canada will deliver Learn-to-Camp workshops and overnight programs at select City of Richmond locations.
These workshops are aimed to help participants build skills in camping and other outdoor activities to explore natural places, such as national parks, safely and confidently on their own and into the future.
Science World Britsh 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 can 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 Vancouver Aquarium
The Vancouver Aquarium is a recognized leader in connecting people to the natural world. As a self-supporting, non-profit association, the aquarium is dedicated to effecting the conservation of aquatic life through display, communication, education and public programming, research and direct action. Nearly 40 million people have visited the Aquarium since its opening in 1956. Located in Stanley Park, the Vancouver Aquarium is open to visitors from around the world 365 days a year.
Parks Canada is excited to be collaborating with the Vancouver Aquarium in the delivery of our urban outreach program in Vancouver. 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.
Nature is a Scout's playground. A place to discover new things and embark on great adventures. A place where youth gain leadership skills by leading their peers on meaningful outdoor adventures. Kids in Scouts have fun adventures discovering new things and experiences they wouldn’t have elsewhere. Along the way, kids develop into capable, confident and well-rounded individuals, better prepared for success in the world.
Parks Canada is thrilled to partner with Scouts Canada to deliver Learn-to Camp workshops and overnight programs in a variety of locations, including locations coordinated by and managed by Scouts Canada (Fraser Valley Council). Together, Parks Canada and Scouts Canada will build awareness and provide learning opportunities about camping skills and other recreational activities among urban youth and young adults in the Metro Vancouver area.