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About Parks Canada


Parks Canada is a world leader in managing protected areas and continues to work to ensure that Canada's historic and natural heritage is presented and protected for the enjoyment, education and appreciation of all Canadians, today and in the future. Through a network of 42 national parks, 167 national historic sites, and three national marine conservation areas, Parks Canada sets the stage and invites Canadians, as well as people from around the world, to engage in personal moments of inspiring discovery of our treasured natural and historic places.

Parks Canada was established in 1911 as the Dominion Parks Branch under the Department of the Interior, becoming the world's first national park service. Also known as the Parks Canada Agency since its establishment as a separate service agency in 1998, Parks Canada now falls under the responsibility of Environment Canada.

Collaboration between Parks Canada and HI-Canada - PM Region


The Memorandum of Understanding signed on May 5, 2010 between Parks Canada Agency and the HI-Canada-Pacific Mountain Region (PM Region) is aiming at developing collaborative activities in a variety of areas, such as: public education programs and events, aboriginal programs, conservation initiatives, exhibit development, scientific research, public communication, marketing and staff exchanges. For more information visit HI-Canada-Pacific Mountain regional website.

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