Protected areas

National parks, Migratory Bird Sanctuaries, National Wildlife Areas and areas of marine protection.


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National parks

Canada’s parks protect and present outstanding landscapes and wildlife. Find a park and plan a visit.

Canada’s protected area in total numbers

Trends and current numbers relating to Canada’s protected lands and waters.

National Wildlife Areas

Fifty-four sites across Canada that are managed to protect wildlife—and where you can connect with nature.

National Marine Conservation Areas

Protecting marine ecosystems for present and future generations.

Migratory Bird Sanctuaries

A diverse network of Canadian sites established specifically to protect migratory birds.

Marine Protected Areas, Areas of Interest and other measures

Learn what the Government of Canada is doing to protect our oceans.

Canadian Protected and Conserved Areas Database

Download data about protected areas (parks, wildlife areas, bird sanctuaries, other conserved areas).

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