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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.


City of Richmond

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.


Ocean Wise

Ocean Wise

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. They do this through science-based storytelling, including education and public programming, as well as research and direct action.

Parks Canada is proud to collaborate with Ocean Wise. Together, we will develop programs that focus on increasing awareness of key species at risk in BC’s marine environments. One of these species is the endangered Southern Resident Killer Whale.

Ocean Wise initiatives such as the BC Cetacean Sightings Network, The Whale Trail BC and Ocean Wise Sustainable Seafood, provide important platforms to engage Canadians in protecting BC’s marine environments. These Ocean Wise programs will be part of Parks Canada’s calls to action. Park visitors will be encouraged to report marine mammal sightings through the WhaleReport app and eat sustainable seafood. Visitors to Gulf Islands National Park Reserve can also enjoy shore-based whale watching along the Whale Trail BC at East Point on Saturna Island and Georgina Point on Mayne Island.


Science World 

Science World 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 proud to be collaborating with Science World in the delivery of our urban outreach program in Vancouver. Visitors to Science World can enjoy programs and activities that bring the stories of Canada’s national parks, historic sites and marine conservation areas to the people of Vancouver.


Scouts Canada

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 proud 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.