Parks Canada

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Parks Canada (Parcs Canada), officially called the Parks Canada Agency (Agence Parcs Canada), is an agency of the Government of Canada run by a chief executive who answers to the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change.wikipedia
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National Marine Conservation Area

National Marine Conservation Areas
Parks Canada manages 38 National Parks, three National Marine Conservation Areas, 171 National Historic Sites, one National Urban Park, and one National Landmark.
National Marine Conservation Areas (NMCAs) is a Parks Canada programme responsible for marine areas managed for sustainability and containing smaller zones of high protection.

Persons of National Historic Significance

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The agency is also the working arm of the national Historic Sites and Monuments Board, which recommends National Historic Sites, Events, and Persons.
Parks Canada administers the program, and installs and maintains the federal plaques commonly erected to commemorate each person, usually placed at a site closely associated with them.

Canada National Parks Act

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The service's activities are regulated under the provisions of the Canada National Parks Act, which was enacted in 1930, and amended in 2000.
Remarks made by the Canadian Minister of Environment and Climate Change in 2018 signaled a renewed commitment by the Parks Canada agency to ecological conservation within national parks.

Environment and Climate Change Canada

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The Parks Canada Agency was established as a separate service entity in 1998 and falls under the responsibility of Environment Canada.
Parks Canada, which manages the Canadian National Parks system, was removed from Environment Canada and became an agency reporting to the Minister of Heritage in 1998.

National Historic Sites of Canada

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Parks Canada manages 38 National Parks, three National Marine Conservation Areas, 171 National Historic Sites, one National Urban Park, and one National Landmark. The agency is also the working arm of the national Historic Sites and Monuments Board, which recommends National Historic Sites, Events, and Persons.
Parks Canada, a federal agency, manages the National Historic Sites program.

James Smart (civil servant)

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He was the first superintendent for Riding Mountain National Park and was head of the National Parks Branch from 1941 to 1953.

James Bernard Harkin

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Under the tutelage of some influential figures working for the Liberal Party of Canada, most notably Clifford Sifton and Frank Oliver, Harkin was able to acquire an appointment to be the first commissioner of the Dominion Parks Branch in 1911.

National Parks of Canada

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Parks Canada manages 38 National Parks, three National Marine Conservation Areas, 171 National Historic Sites, one National Urban Park, and one National Landmark.
Under the administration of Parks Canada, a government branch, National Parks allow for public enjoyment without compromising the area for future generations, including the management of wildlife and habitat within the ecosystems of the park.

Canadian Heritage Rivers System

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A 14-member national board, created under the Parks Canada Agency Act, administers the program and approves the designation of specific rivers.

List of National Parks of Canada

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National parks are administered by Parks Canada, a Crown agency operating under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change.

Rideau Canal

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The Rideau Canal is operated by Parks Canada.

Trent–Severn Waterway

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Today it is officially organized as a National Historic Site of Canada linear park operated by Parks Canada It is open for navigation from May until October, while its shore lands and bridges are open year-round.

Sault Ste. Marie Canal

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Marie Canal''' is a National Historic Site in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, and is part of the national park system, managed by Parks Canada.

Canadian Register of Historic Places

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The Canadian Register of Historic Places is supported and managed by Parks Canada, in collaboration with provincial and territorial governments and other federal bodies.

Department of Canadian Heritage

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Before 2003, Parks Canada (under various names) fell under the jurisdiction of the Department of Canadian Heritage, where it had been since 1994.
Parks Canada was taken from Environment Canada in 1994, and the Department of Canadian Heritage also inherited activities that formerly belonged to the Department of Communications, the Department of Secretary of State, the Department of Multiculturalism and Citizenship, and the Department of Fitness and Amateur Sport during that same year.

Parks Canada Players

The Parks Canada Players theatrical troupe was founded in 2003 by Parks Canada to promote and preserve Canadian heritage through innovative theatre in Eastern Ontario, Canada.

National Film Board of Canada

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Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, the National Film Board produced several educational films in partnership with Parks Canada, including Bill Schmalz's Bears and Man.

Tay Canal

The canal is 9.8 km (6.1 mi) in length and is operated today by Parks Canada as part of their Rideau Canal operations.

Pingo National Landmark

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The Landmark comprises an area roughly 16 km2, just 5 km west of Tuktoyaktuk, and includes Ibyuk Pingo—Canada's highest, exceeded in height only by Kadleroshilik Pingo in Alaska—at 49 m. The Landmark, which lies within the Inuvialuit Settlement Region, is managed by Parks Canada under the National Parks Act.

Minister of Environment and Climate Change

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Parks Canada (Parcs Canada), officially called the Parks Canada Agency (Agence Parcs Canada), is an agency of the Government of Canada run by a chief executive who answers to the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change.
The Minister is also responsible for overseeing Parks Canada and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency.

Laurier House

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Since 1988, the house has been administered by Parks Canada as part of the national park system, operating it as a public museum.

Lachine Canal

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Parks Canada offers guided tours of the canal by foot, bicycle, and boat during the summer months.

Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal

In 1972, the canal, locks, and banks were designated a National Historic Site and came under the jurisdiction of Parks Canada.