Consultation on national parks

As part of Parks Canada's largest consultation ever, Canadians are invited to share their views.

As part of Parks Canada's largest consultation ever

As part of Parks Canada’s largest consultation ever, Canadians are invited to share their views.

“I’m excited to launch Let’s Talk Parks, Canada! It is fitting that, as our country celebrates its 150th birthday, we will come together and consider the future of Canada’s treasured places,” said  Catherine McKenna Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada. “This is the largest consultation ever undertaken on the work of Parks Canada. We can all play a part in forming the future of our national heritage treasures. Let’s work together to continue to protect and present these special places for future generations.”

From Jan. 9 to 27, 2017, Canadians can help shape the future of Canada’s amazing network of heritage places by joining the discussion — “Let’s Talk Parks, Canada!” by visiting the interactive comment page at The consultation will focus on the future of national parks, national historic sites, and national marine conservation areas.

The website has a short questionnaire for citizens and offers a Do-It-Yourself kit to hold their own consultation event to gather, discuss, and report back to the minister.

Follow Parks Canada or Environment and Natural Resources in Canada on Facebook and use the hashtag #TalkParks on Twitter.

Quick Facts

  • Parks Canada manages one of the finest and most extensive systems of protected areas in the world.
  • The Parks Canada Agency Act requires the Minister responsible for Parks Canada to allow Canadians to provide feedback on Parks Canada’s responsibilities every two years. The Minister must respond to the recommendations of the consultations within 180 days.
  • We invite you to read Parks Canada’s State of Canada’s Natural and Historic Places report to help in your discussions and provide you with information on the progress in establishing protected areas and designating people, places and events of historic significance.
  • Previous consultations have addressed a wide variety of topics, such as heritage conservation, visitor experience, and inspiring Canadian youth to connect with our shared natural and cultural heritage.


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