An important challenge for parks canada is to know what plants and animals occur in a given park what ecosystems they use and how these species and ecosystems are changing over time. Only those with existing reservations will be permitted initially.
Under the administration of parks canada a government branch national parks allow for public enjoyment without compromising the area for future generations including the management of wildlife and habitat within the ecosystems of the park.
National parks canada logo. Canada s national parks service was the first in the world canada s first national park banff national park opened in 1885 but it took until 1911 to create the dominion parks branch now known as parks canada. Since its creation its name has changed known variously as the dominion parks branch national parks branch parks canada environment canada parks branch and the canadian parks service before a return to parks. Parks canada has launched a premium line of clothing that it hopes will speak to visitors about their memories of gros morne or banff national park and help a little with the bottom line.
National parks of canada are protected natural spaces throughout the country that represent distinct geographical regions of the nation. National park tree ring is a long sleeve shirt showing all 59 national parks. Parks canada was established on may 19 1911 as the dominion parks branch under the department of the interior becoming the world s first national park service.
National parks have existed in canada for well. Canada s national parks national marine conservation areas and national historic sites are the ultimate awe inspiring experience. But even with the lag canada was the first country in the world to create a national parks service.
Canada s national parks provide a home for many plants and animals from lilies to majestic forests and from insects to grizzly bears. Wear this tee while visiting yosemite yellowstone great smoky mountains grand canyon zion rocky mountain grand teton glacier acadia crater lake death valley mount rainier denali glacier shenandoah sequoia and joshua tree. National parks are a country wide system of representative natural areas of canadian significance.
Stay connected with national parks across the country with online resources to help you find your virtual park. This month s national park getaway take a virtual trip to the us virgin islands to explore history and nature above and under water at buck island reef national monument. By law they are protected for public understanding appreciation and enjoyment while being maintained in an unimpaired state for future generations.
Having closed mid march to help curb the spread of covid 19 canada will allow camping again at a number of its national parks and historic sites from 22 june.