Canada Parks

The Beauty Of Fall In Canada's Most Gorgeous Parks

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 10.19.2015 | Canada Living

OH, Canada!

Why Canada's Forests Matter

Dan Kraus | Posted 09.25.2015 | Canada Impact
Dan Kraus

Canadians steward not just about nine per cent of all the world's forests, but a whopping 25 per cent of the planet's most intact and pristine forests. Despite everything forests provide to Canada, our collective stewardship of this quintessential Canadian landscape may be falling behind. Canada is one of only a few developed countries continuing to lose forest.

Arrested for Sleeping? We Shouldn't Criminalize Homelessness

Jino Distasio | Posted 09.02.2015 | Canada Impact
Jino Distasio

As humans, we need to sleep. It is a biologically unavoidable act. Yet, on both sides of the border, "sleeping" can be considered a criminal act, especially if you are homeless and have no place to rest your head other than in public spaces such as parks. How have cities and states been able to impose and enforce by-laws and ordinances that clearly violate one's right to occupy public space for this very purpose? This summer several cases are putting this longstanding question to the legal test. The outcome might just change the way we view homelessness.

10 Perfect Places in Ottawa to Picnic in the Sun

Yelp Canada | Posted 05.10.2015 | Canada Living
Yelp Canada

After one of the longest and coldest winters in recent memory, there's no question that the capital is ready to get outside. Boasting tons of green space, interesting landmarks, and breathtaking scenery, Ottawa's got plenty of places to throw down a blanket and cheers to the warm weather.

Volunteers Help Keep National Parks In Shipshape Amid Budget Cuts

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.20.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - When Stephen Harper drove a snowmobile last week near Quebec City to highlight millions in equipment grants given to private clubs, a differe...

Stop Stephen Harper's Assault on our National Parks

Elizabeth May | Posted 02.04.2015 | Canada Politics
Elizabeth May

If Stephen Harper wants to boost tourism, why has his administration cancelled all advertising for Canada in the U.S. market? Every step he has taken (slashing access for seasonal workers to EI, cutting the programmes to allow visitors to claim back their GST and HST, and ending our advertising in the U.S.) appear geared to undermine the tourism sector. And our national parks are to be sacrificed to take up the slack.

The World Should Learn From Canadian Conservation

Jeff Wells | Posted 01.11.2015 | Canada
Jeff Wells

Many of the stories told at the World Parks Congress will emphasize work in parts of the world struggling with fragmented landscapes, greatly depleted wildlife and ecosystems on the edge of collapse. But conservation in Canada is uniquely different.

The Secret Behind Nature Conservation in Canada

Dan Kraus | Posted 08.26.2014 | Canada Impact
Dan Kraus

There are many reasons why nature conservation is important. We live in a vast and diverse country with habitats and rare species that need our help if they are going to survive. Nature and nature conservation are an important part of our Canadian heritage and our identity.

Canada's Best Botanical Gardens, Arboretums, and Parks

Posted 10.01.2013 | Canada Living

Canada is a country of wide open spaces. That means a lot of green space (and ice, but we digress) for gardens, arboretums, and straight up dazzling n...

Is B.C. Actually Alberta With A Better PR Campaign?

Raphael Lopoukhine | Posted 05.15.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Raphael Lopoukhine

As the British Columbia government rides the wave of opposition to the controversial Northern Gateway pipeline, the province gets to burnish its green credentials, but is B.C. actually Alberta with a better public relations campaign?

Tips To Stay Safe While Camping This Long Weekend

CP | Sarah Ratchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.02.2012 | Canada Living

Mark Mosher loves going camping and hiking, but he never sets off on a journey without proper planning."The obvious thing is to let someone know where...

Nature Is the New Xanax

David Suzuki | Posted 07.23.2012 | Canada
David Suzuki

Over the past decade, researchers from diverse fields have realized what most of us know intuitively: Nature is good for our health and wellbeing. They have discovered countless links between time spent outdoors and cognitive, physical and emotional development.

Bet You Haven't Been Here!

Huffington Post Canada | Candice Walsh | Posted 03.30.2012 | Canada Travel

Most of us know the big names already, like Banff, Jasper, and Fundy. But did you know that Canada has 42 National Parks designated by Parks Canada? S...

National Park Plan Scrapped

CBC | Posted 04.02.2012 | Canada

Parks Canada has abandoned its feasibility assessment, and is stepping away from plans to create a national park in the South Okanagan-Si...

Balancing Toronto's Books, But at What Cost?

Sen. Art Eggleton | Posted 10.11.2011 | Canada
Sen. Art Eggleton

Making programs and services more efficient and effective is welcome, and that should help in reducing costs and better serving public needs, but it would be naïve to assume that efficiency alone could solve the deficit. Therefore cuts, and maybe tax or user fee increases, will have to be made.