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Jun 26, 2020, 13:00 ET Parks Canada shifts plans for 2020 archaeological fieldwork at the Wrecks of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror in response to COVID-19

Agency refocusing efforts on other archaeological research, new protected area establishment and outreach initiatives in southern Canada GATINEAU, QC, June 26, 2020 /CNW/ - The story of Sir John...


Jun 17, 2020, 12:50 ET Camping will resume gradually at a number of national parks and national historic sites across Canada starting on June 22, 2020

GATINEAU, QC, June 17, 2020 /CNW/ - The health and safety of Canadians, visitors, and employees is the Government of Canada's priority in opening national parks, national historic sites, and national ...


Jun 01, 2020, 10:10 ET The Government of Canada will provide rent relief for eligible business tenants in all national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas

GATINEAU, QC, June 1, 2020 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is taking further action to support businesses operating in Canada's national parks, national historic sites and national marine...


Apr 15, 2020, 10:12 ET To help limit the spread of COVID-19, Parks Canada suspends camping, group activities, and events across the country until at least May 31, 2020

GATINEAU, QC, April 15, 2020 /CNW/ - Parks Canada is committed to protecting the health and safety of Canadians, visitors, and its employees. The Agency is calling on Canadians to stay home and help...


Mar 27, 2020, 21:20 ET Parks Canada helps tourism businesses in national parks and historic sites deal with the impacts of COVID-19 by deferring commercial lease payments without interest until September 2020

GATINEAU, QC, March 27, 2020 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is taking action to protect Canadians and the economy from the impacts of the global COVID-19 pandemic. To help mitigate the impacts of...


Mar 24, 2020, 12:10 ET Parks Canada calls on visitors to stay home and implements additional measures, suspending visitor vehicle access to Parks Canada places across the country until further notice

GATINEAU, QC, March 24, 2020 /CNW/ - Parks Canada is committed to protecting the health and safety of Canadians, visitors, and employees. Despite the suspension of visitor services and closure of...


Mar 17, 2020, 16:45 ET Parks Canada temporarily suspends all visitor services across the country until further notice

GATINEAU, QC, March 17, 2020 /CNW/ - The health and safety of Canadians, visitors, and Parks Canada team members is of the utmost importance to the Agency. Parks Canada is following the advice of...


Feb 20, 2020, 14:25 ET Media Advisory - Media Availability with Parks Canada's Underwater Archeology Team Following the Announcement of Results from their 2019 Research Mission and the Unveiling of New Artifacts from HMS

GATINEAU, QC, Feb. 20, 2020 /CNW/ - Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and minister responsible for Parks Canada, Jonathan Wilkinson, and the President of Inuit Heritage Trust,...


Feb 20, 2020, 14:15 ET Government of Canada and Inuit Heritage Trust unveil new artifacts from wreck of the Franklin Expedition

New discoveries at the Wrecks of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror National Historic Site mark one of Parks Canada's most successful Franklin research missions to date OTTAWA, Feb. 20, 2020 /CNW/ - In one of ...


Feb 20, 2020, 06:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Important announcement related to Parks Canada's Underwater Archeology Team's research on the wrecks of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror/

OTTAWA, Feb. 19, 2020 /CNW/ - The Minister of Environment and Climate Change and minister responsible for Parks Canada, Jonathan Wilkinson, and the President of Inuit Heritage Trust, Pamela Gross,...


Feb 19, 2020, 13:57 ET UPDATE - Media Advisory - Important announcement related to Parks Canada's Underwater Archeology Team's research on the wrecks of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror

Please note that the time of the event has changed. OTTAWA, Feb. 19, 2020 /CNW/ - The Minister of Environment and Climate Change and minister responsible for Parks Canada, Jonathan Wilkinson, and the ...


Feb 19, 2020, 10:15 ET Media Advisory - Important announcement related to Parks Canada's Underwater Archeology Team's research on the wrecks of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror

OTTAWA, Feb. 19, 2020 /CNW/ - The Minister of Environment and Climate Change and minister responsible for Parks Canada, Jonathan Wilkinson, and the President of Inuit Heritage Trust, Pamela Gross,...


Feb 12, 2020, 14:38 ET Government of Canada supports the survival of wood bison, an iconic and majestic animal

Wood bison from Elk Island National Park will help establish new herd with Woodland Cree First Nation ELK ISLAND NATIONAL PARK, AB, Feb. 12, 2020 /CNW/ - As a recognized leader in conservation, Parks ...


Feb 05, 2020, 09:17 ET Government of Canada announces funding to complete Province House conservation project

CHARLOTTETOWN, Feb. 5, 2020 /CNW/ - National historic sites reflect the rich and varied heritage of our nation and provide an opportunity for Canadians to learn more about our diverse history. As the ...


Jan 27, 2020, 10:45 ET The Government of Canada honours Inuk Elder Qapik Attagutsiak as a Hometown Hero

GATINEAU, QC, Jan. 27, 2020 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada honoured 99 year-old Inuk Elder...


Jan 27, 2020, 06:00 ET UPDATE - Media Advisory - The Government of Canada to honour Inuk Elder as a Hometown Hero

Please note that no media availabilities will be made with Inuk Elder Qapik Attagutsiak following the event. GATINEAU, QC, Jan. 24, 2020 /CNW/ - Parks Canada will be hosting a commemorative ceremony...


Jan 24, 2020, 08:00 ET Media Advisory - The Government of Canada to honour Inuk Elder as a Hometown Hero

GATINEAU, QC, Jan. 24, 2020 /CNW/ - Parks Canada will be hosting a commemorative ceremony to recognize Inuk Elder Qapik Attagutsiak, along with members of Inuit communities as Hometown Heroes, for...


Jan 17, 2020, 11:45 ET The Government of Canada and Wanuskewin Collaborate to Bring Back the Bison

Plains Bison from Grasslands National Park make their debut at Wanuskewin WANUSKEWIN, SK, Jan. 17, 2020 /CNW/ - Parks Canada places represent the very best that Canada has to offer and tell the...


Jan 16, 2020, 14:26 ET Parks Canada celebrates the 50th anniversary of La Mauricie National Park in 2020

Fifty years of conservation, visitor experience, and memories SHAWINIGAN, QC, Jan. 16, 2020 /CNW/ - Parks Canada's destinations form important cornerstones for Canada's tourism industry, and the...


Jan 16, 2020, 11:00 ET Parks Canada announces the 50th anniversary of Forillon National Park in 2020

An unforgettable year to enjoy a unique history and territory GASPÉ, QC, Jan. 16, 2020 /CNW/ - Parks Canada's destinations form important cornerstones for Canada's tourism industry, and the Agency is ...


Jan 15, 2020, 11:00 ET Media Advisory - Parks Canada, in partnership with Wanuskewin, to make an important announcement on Plains bison conservation

SASKATOON, Jan. 15, 2020 /CNW/ - Wanuskewin and Parks Canada will make a major announcement regarding Plains bison from Grasslands National Park. Wanuskewin is a national historic site on the...


Dec 06, 2019, 09:13 ET Parks Canada continues to offer meaningful experiences to visitors: New cross-country ski offer at La Mauricie National Park

Wax 'em up! SHAWINIGAN, QC, Dec. 6, 2019 /CNW/ - Parks Canada's destinations form iamportant cornerstones for Canada's tourism industry, and the Agency is committed to providing visitors with...


Oct 29, 2019, 06:00 ET Media Advisory - The Government of Canada to recognize four Hometown Heroes from Drummondville, QC

DRUMMONDVILLE, QC, Oct. 29, 2019 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada will recognize four individuals from Drummondville, Québec, for their significant contributions during the Second World War, as part...


Sep 06, 2019, 19:00 ET Parks Canada announces Lake Louise Ski Area Long-Range Plan

LAKE LOUISE, AB, Sept. 6, 2019 /CNW/ - Parks Canada is committed to protecting the environment and providing high-quality and meaningful visitor experiences, with ecological integrity as the first...


Sep 06, 2019, 14:30 ET Government of Canada and Nunatsiavut Government working together to protect Northern Labrador Coast

Feasibility assessment launched for establishment of Indigenous Protected Area under Canada National Marine Conservation Areas Act adjacent to Torngat Mountains National Park NAIN, NL, Sept. 6, 2019...