• Federal Government invests $130 million to create a network of national urban parks (Aug 2021)
    • Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, launched the National Urban Park Program to support the creation of a network of national urban parks. Parks Canada will collaborate with municipalities, provinces, Indigenous partners, and conservation organizations, to identify opportunities for creating or expanding national urban parks in urban and near-urban settings across Canada.



  • Dogs and other pets can cause stress for wildlife as they may be perceived as a threat. Off-leash dogs can also trigger aggressive behaviour from wildlife. Dogs off-leash is one of the most common causes of wildlife attacks.
    • To prevent unsafe situations, dogs must be on a leash and under control at all times when visiting Canada’s National Parks. If your dog is off-leash, you may be charged under the Canada National Parks Act and pay fines up to $25,000.