Parks Canada

Canadians Care About Protected Parklands

The Nature Conservancy of Canada | Posted 03.04.2014 | Canada Travel
The Nature Conservancy of Canada

Tourism in Canada is highly dependent on our parks and conservation areas. We would even go as far to say that our protected parks and conservation areas in Canada are the foundation of a successful future in tourism for Canada.

How Google Wants You To See Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Brian Vinh Tien Trinh | Posted 11.21.2013 | Canada Travel

If you're searching for a way to see Canada without leaving your desk, Google has the answer. The search engine giant has partnered with Parks Cana...

Second Strike For Island Rats

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

GWAII HAANAS, B.C. - Parks Canada has completed a second air drop of rat poison on two islands in Gwaii Haanas national park, in an effort to restore ...

Parks Canada's New Free Service

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.17.2013 | Canada Alberta

BANFF, Alta. - Parks Canada is trying to ease traffic congestion in the Alberta Rockies this fall.It’s offering a new, free shuttle bus service for ...

Avalanche Fears Spark Warning

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.30.2013 | Canada Alberta

LAKE LOUISE, Alta. - Parks Canada has issued a moderate avalanche warning for Banff, Kootenay and Yoho national parks.Experts say below-normal tempera...

Harper's Communications Unit Bigfoots Parks Canada

CP | Dean Beeby, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.17.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - You might say Parks Canada got mauled by Bigfoot.Internal documents show the prime minister's department micro-managed a media event staged b...

WATCH: Impossibly Cute Banff Lynx Mom And Kitten

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 03.14.2013 | Canada Alberta

A Banff lynx and her kitten drew the attention of guests and Parks Canada staff after the mother became fascinated with her own reflection in a window...

Do Parks Canada Cuts Make Sense?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.05.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The federal NDP says cuts to winter services at national parks are out of step with the mandate of Parks Canada to increase exposure to the c...

Park Warden Retires After 40 Years

Calgary Herald | Posted 04.13.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY — Terry Damm has seen it all as a park warden: a poacher trying to smuggle a big horn sheep; five girls suffering from hypothermia in the ba...

Are You Willing To Pay More For This?

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.24.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Cash-strapped Parks Canada is stuck between a rock — or is that Rockies? — and a hard place.The federal agency is currently consulting th...

LOOK: Wild Animals Make The Best Of Winter

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 01.21.2013 | Canada Alberta

Deep snow and frigid temperatures may often bring Alberta to its knees but it's just another day in the backcountry for Parks Canada's remote cameras ...

The Best Place to Travel in 2013 Is...

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 03.03.2013 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

Today, Louisbourg still exhibits the spirit and mindset of its founders. Set in 1744, toward the end of French rule of the territory on Cape Breton, the recreated historic village replicates life as it was for the blacksmiths, tavern owners, military personnel, government officials and citizens in the 18th century.

Is There Anywhere More Beautiful Than Newfoundland?

Kate Convissor | Posted 02.18.2013 | Canada Travel
Kate Convissor

If you have only a week to travel in Newfoundland, you must explore the Viking Trail. It begins and ends with UNESCO World Heritage sites a day's drive apart. Now I ask you, where else in the world can you see that? And in between, you can sample a unique culture and cuisine as well as eerily beautiful landscapes that were literally formed in the bowels of the earth.

Just The Ticket To Lure Kids To Parks?

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.06.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Meet Parka.She's a curious and fun-loving beaver from Wood Buffalo National Park. She loves exploring and sugar-free root beer. She is always...

Harper Commits To Park Cuts Despite Tourism Concerns

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.21.2012 | Canada Politics

NORMAN WELLS, N.W.T. - A vast tract of mountainous Northwest Territories terrain was christened Wednesday as a new national park that Stephen Harper b...

Project Highlights Dangers Of Banff Wildlife Encounters

CBC | Huffington Post Canada Travel | Posted 01.18.2013 | Canada Alberta

It's not uncommon to see wildlife on the side of the road in Banff National Park — it's also not uncommon to see people getting out of their vehicle...

No 'Free Ride' for Businesses Near National Parks: Environment Minister

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.09.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Businesses located near national parks, historic sites and canals run by Parks Canada could be asked to pay fees to help offset upkeep and op...

Something Seriously Missing From This War Of 1812 Re-Enactment

CBC | Posted 09.24.2012 | Canada

Actors dressed in period costumes helped bring the War of 1812 theme alive at the Tall Ships Festival in Halifax, but the re-enactment left out Canada...

Cutting Canada's Parks To The Quick?

CP | Posted 09.11.2012 | Canada Politics

WINNIPEG - A report by an environmental group says budget cuts and government policy choices are driving bad management practices of Canada’s nation...

Budget Cuts Force Historic Site To Close

CP | Mary Agnes Welch, Winnipeg Free Press | Posted 08.11.2012 | Canada Travel

WINNIPEG - Historic Riel House, where Louis Riel lay in state after he was hanged, is closing its doors.The national historic site, located in south W...

Deep Cuts At Parks Canada

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.30.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Another 3,800 civil servants were told Monday that their jobs are on the line.Parks Canada took the biggest hit in the government's third wav...

Canada's Newest National Park

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.17.2011 | Canada

HALIFAX - The Nova Scotia government has reached a deal with Ottawa to make Sable Island the country's newest national park.Premier Darrell Dexter sig...

Heading To Banff? Don't Forget The Bear Spray

CP | Posted 09.27.2011 | Canada

BANFF, Alta. - One of the most popular hiking and biking trails in Banff National Park is bringing in restrictions at the height of the summer tourist...