Infobox Government agency
agency_name = Parks Canada
nativename = Parcs Canada
logo_width = 120px
formed = 1911
Government of Canada
employees = 4,000
budget = $500 million
minister1_name = John Baird
minister1_pfo = Minister of the Environment
chief1_name = Alan Latourelle
chief1_position = Director
website = [http://www.pc.gc.ca/ Parks Canada]
Parks Canada (French: "Parcs Canada") is a
Government of Canadaagency that is mandated to protect and present nationally significant examples of Canada's natural and cultural heritageand foster public understanding, appreciation and enjoyment in ways that ensure their ecologicaland commemorativeintegrity for present and future generations.cite web |url=http://www.pc.gc.ca/docs/pc/rpts/rp-pa-2003-2004/chart_E.asp |title=Parks Canada Agency Annual Report, 2003-2004 |publisher=Parks Canada |accessdate=2006-07-18] Parks Canada manages 36 National Parks, seven National Park Reserves, two National Marine Conservation Areas, one National Landmark, and 158 National Historic Sites.
Parks Canada was established in 1911 as the Dominion Parks Branch under the Department of the Interior, becoming the world's first national park service. Since then it has been formerly known as the National Parks Branch, and the Canadian Parks Service. Parks Canada activities are regulated under the provisions of the Canada National Parks Act, which was enacted in 1930, and amended in 2000.
Also known as the Parks Canada Agency since its establishment as a separate service agency in 1998, Parks Canada now falls under the responsibility of
Environment Canada. Before 2003, Parks Canada (under this and various names) fell under the jurisdiction of the Department of Canadian Heritage, where it was since 1994. From 1979 to 1994, Parks Canada was part of the Department of Environment, and before it was part of the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs (1966 to 1978), and the Department of the Interior.cite paper |author=Hildebrandt, Walter |title=Historical Analysis of Parks Canada and Banff National Park, 1968-1995 |publisher=Banff-Bow Valley Study |date=1995] With the organizational shifts and political leadership in Canada, the priorities of Parks Canada have shifted over the years more towards conservation and away from development. Starting in the 1960s, Parks Canada has also moved to decentralize its operations.
Parks Canada is currently headed by Alan Latourelle. [cite web |url=http://www.pc.gc.ca/agen/dg_ceo_e.asp |title=CEO's Message |publisher=Parks Canada |accessdate=2006-07-18] As of 2004, the annual budget for Parks Canada is approximately $500 million, and the agency has 4,000 employees.
National Parks of Canada
List of National Parks of Canada
List of national historic sites of Canada
Pingo National Landmark
*National Register of Historic Places
Parks Canada Players
* [http://www.pc.gc.ca/ Parks Canada Official Website]
* [http://www.parkwardens.com Park Wardens.com] Information about Canada's ecozones
* [http://www.parkwardens.ca National Park Warden Association]
* [http://WWW.parksplayers.com Parks Canada Players]
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