Parks Canada

The Problem With High Turnover in Canada's Dept. of the Environment

John McKay | Posted 09.02.2014 | Canada Politics
John McKay

Frequent turnover at the head of a Department in the Public Service, sometimes referred to as Canada's Permanent Government, is almost never a good sign. It is often indicative of some serious friction at the highest level which almost inevitably reverberates throughout the department. It is therefore concerning but not surprising that Michael Martin is just the latest Deputy Minister at the Department of the Environment.

LOOK: Bear Selfie And Other Photos Alberta Animals Took Themselves

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 08.25.2014 | Canada Alberta

A trip to one of Alberta's national parks is often an opportunity to see wildlife, but it's never a guarantee. The animals can be elusive, and are...

Bear-Chicka-BOW-WOW!

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.01.2014 | Canada Alberta

It's unlikely that you'll ever think of "dancing bears" the same way again. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (...

Parks Canada Launches Clothing Line

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.25.2014 | Canada Style

"This land is your brand." That's Parks Canada's slogan for a new clothing line that was officially launched on Wednesday. With it, the federal ...

Dark Days For Canada's Parks: Report

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.13.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - An environmental group says its annual review of the state of Canada's parks has left it worried.The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society sa...

LOOK: Un-bear-ably Adorable Triplets

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 07.08.2014 | Canada Alberta

Triplet black bear cubs were spotted with their mom recently in Waterton Lakes National Park, and the photos are some of the cutest we've seen. Ac...

LOOK: Elusive Wildlife Moments Caught On Camera

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 05.31.2014 | Canada Alberta

A trip to one of Alberta's national parks is often an opportunity to see wildlife, but it's never a guarantee. The animals can be elusive, and are...

Parks Canada Makes Disconnecting Even Tougher

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.30.2014 | Canada Travel

If a tree falls down in one of Canada's national parks and no one's around to hear it, does it make a sound? Probably not. But now imagine if i...

Canadians Care About Protected Parklands

The Nature Conservancy of Canada | Posted 05.04.2014 | 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...