About the Project
The National Urban Park program is a new federal program that will see the creation of National Urban Parks in urban centres across Canada. Parks Canada is seeking potential park sites that will:
- Support conservation in urban areas, including biodiversity protection and climate change mitigation and adaptation
- Increase access and provide opportunities to learn about local nature and culture in urban spaces; and
- Advance reconciliation by working in collaboration with Indigenous partners
Benefits of a National Urban Park could include federal funding for ecological protection, habitat restoration projects, research studies and parks programming. A National Urban Park also provides opportunities for Indigenous leadership, stewardship and advancing shared goals for reconciliation.
With more opportunities to enjoy and learn about nature, a National Urban Park could bring more meaningful connections and appreciation between people and nature.