By: Nathan Bertram
National and Provincial Parks Canada – Pamphlet
What are national parks?
National Parks are a countrywide system of representative natural areas of Canadian significance, which are usually declared by the Federal Government of Canada. National Parks by Canadian law are protected for public understanding, appreciation and enjoyment. All of this is done while maintaining its natural state of the National Park for future generations to come. National Parks have been in existence in Canada for well over a century. A main point of a National park is to preserve the environment and the development for purposes of recreation and culture. Did you know: There are a total of 39 National Parks in Canada and there are over 850 national historic sites can be visited across Canada!
What are provincial parks?
Provincial parks usually have the same objective as a National except they are decided and run in most cases by the provincial government..
What’s the difference between Provincial and National parks?
Well the main difference between national parks and provincial parks is that national parks are regulated and run by the federal government while provincial parks are run and regulated by the provincial government. But keep in mind they still serve the same purpose, which is that they both preserve the natural areas of Canada and provide protection to the wildlife, plant life and unique landscape.
Where can I find more info about National and Provincial Parks?
Well the answer to that is simple, simply make some kind of a effort to visit a local tourist office, such as the forks tourist office in Winnipeg, or you can do search on the internet! To save you some trouble we’ve listed some online resources below:
http://www.pc.gc.ca/ (Parks Canada: Official government site)
http://www.trailcanada.com/ (Trail Canada is a Travel Guide with many useful information about where and what to do in provincial/national parks.)
http://www.np-project.tripod.com/index.html (Our own questionnaire site along with all the national parks listed and you can even read this same pamphlet online!)