Parks Canada invites all Canadians to share their views

Parks Canada manages one of the most extensive systems of protected natural and cultural heritage areas in the world and wants your suggestions.

Parks Canada will hold public consultations from January 9 to January 27, 2017 and deliver a suite of virtual engagement activities and face-to-face events, to ensure all Canadians have the opportunity to provide their input.

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.

“In January 2017, help mark Canada’s 150th anniversary by joining the discussion on the future of our national parks, national historic sites, and national marine conservation areas. I want to hear from everyone on how these places can be enjoyed by more Canadians and how we can continue to protect them for future generations,” said Minister for the Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna.

Later this month, Parks Canada will release the State of Canada’s Natural and Historic Places report to help inform discussions at the consultations. This report, which covers the period from 2011-16, offers an overview of the state of Canada’s natural and cultural heritage places and provides information on progress in establishing protected areas and designating people, places and events of historic significance.

You can participate by visiting www.letstalkparkscanada.ca, ParksCanada or Environment and Natural Resources in Canada on Facebook.

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