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Parks Canada

Parks Canada is a public service agency dedicated to the protection and presentation of Canada’s national parks, national historic sites and related heritage areas. Adventure Canada and Parks Canada are working together to develop sustainable and safe visitation guidelines to some of Canada’s most isolated and sensitive areas while providing economic benefit to Inuit.

Auyuittuq National Park Baffin Islands Cumberland Peninsula Nunavut

Auyuittuq National Park, Baffin Island’s Cumberland Peninsula, Nunavut

Parks Canada works on behalf of Canadians to protect and present nationally significant examples of Canada’s natural and cultural heritage, and foster public understanding, appreciation and enjoyment in ways that ensure the ecological and commemorative integrity of these places for present and future generations. They are guardians of the national parks, the national historic sites and the national marine conservation areas of Canada. They are guides to visitors from around the world, opening doors to places of discovery and learning, reflection, and recreation. They are partners building on the rich traditions of Canada’s Indigenous people, the strength of our diverse cultures, and our commitments to the international community.

They are storytellers recounting the history of our land and our people—the stories of Canada. Parks Canada commits to protect, as a first priority, the natural and cultural heritage of Canada’s special wild places and ensure that they remain healthy and whole. They commit to present the beauty and significance of our natural world and to chronicle the human determination and ingenuity which have shaped our nation. They commit to celebrate the legacy of visionary Canadians whose passion and knowledge have inspired the character and values of our country. Finally, they commit to serve Canadians, working together to achieve excellence guided by values of competence, respect, and fairness.