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Discover Parks Canada

450 000 km² of memories

Spring 2021

Plan ahead and be prepared! Visit our website for the latest COVID-19-related information.

Fuelled by nature

A female hiker marvels at the picturesque waterfall at Bonilla Creek in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve.

Get moving, reduce stress and improve your Zzzs: take advantage of the benefits nature has to offer! Explore multiple ways you can fuel your health with the best wellness experiences.

Remember to always check the latest COVID-19-related information before you go!

Giving turtles a head start

Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta), in the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia.

Did you know that most turtle species in Canada are classified as species at risk? It is estimated that less than 2% of hatchlings make it to adulthood.

Discover how Parks Canada is working to protect turtles; including the release of hatchlings at Thousand Islands National Park and nest monitoring and protection at Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site.

Spring into action!

Two parents play with their little girl on the Causeway at Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site.

Time to enjoy the warm weather and plan great local getaways! Get inspired and think outside the box with our favourite planning tips.

Thinking about spending the night? Keep in mind that Parks Canada has experienced unprecedented demand for camping this year as Canadians look to get outdoors! Don’t miss camping and reservation need-to-know information.

Pave the road for success by keeping these in mind:

  • Plan ahead
  • Try somewhere less travelled
  • Go on weekdays
  • Think shoulder season
  • Organize a day trip

Eye-catching adventure!

A Blackburnian warbler in Point Pelee National Park.

Spring is a great time to discover the wonders of nature, especially birds! You don’t have to be an experienced birder to appreciate time spent outdoors listening to the songs and chirps of these magnificent creatures.

Get your binoculars and head out for a nearby birding adventure, whether it’s from your own backyard or in one of these top destinations for birdwatching.

The future is bright

A family enjoys the views of Mount Rundle and Sulphur Mountain in Banff National Park.

Thank you to the more than 13,000 people who made the Minister’s Round Table on Parks Canada 2020 a success by providing their ideas and comments!

Find out what Canadians had to say and how it will impact the future of our nation’s most treasured places.

Spotlight on…

Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site

A 386-km long human-made interconnected navigation system

Black and white photo of the Peterborough Lift Lock at Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site with overlaid graphic showing illustrated “101”.
Ahoy by a century

From one Great Lake to another, the Trent-Severn Waterway was traveled end-to-end for the first time in 1920.

Commemorate 101 years of navigation with us as we celebrate a century of ingenuity.

An aerial view of Scotts Mills lock at Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site showing dam, lockstation and surrounding neighbourhood.
Building our legacy

44 locks, 130+ dams, and a whole lot of water!

The people who live, work and play along this 386-km system rely on Parks Canada to maintain and operate the historic technology that makes it all happen.

Learn about one of the projects that are underway to protect and restore this waterway.