CPAWS is hosting this contest because we want more Canadians to learn what’s so great about our — your! — national parks. Most of us live in cities or towns that are far away from some national parks. Even if we haven’t been able to visit them for real, all of us can visit them by video. The Celebrate Canada’s Parks Video Contest is designed to bring parks to people, no matter where they live. And we hope these videos may just inspire you to plan a visit yourself some day to one or more of these amazing natural treasures.
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is Canada’s pre-eminent, national community-based voice for public wilderness protection. Since 1963 CPAWS has taken a lead role in establishing two-thirds of Canada’s protected wild spaces — an area over seven times the size of Nova Scotia.
On behalf of the people of Canada, we protect and present nationally significant examples of Canada’s natural and cultural heritage and foster public understanding, appreciation and enjoyment in ways that ensure their ecological and commemorative integrity for present and future generations.
Nahanni River Adventures
With over 30 unique canoeing, rafting, hiking and kayaking adventure travel trips – from 5 to 21 days – on 20 northern rivers, Nahanni River Adventures and Canadian River Expeditions have been the leaders in river adventure for northern Canada and Alaska since 1972.
Mountain Equipment Co-op
Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) is Canada’s leading retailer of outdoor gear for self-propelled activities like hiking and cycling. Established in 1971, MEC operates 13 stores and has more than 3 million members throughout Canada and around the world. Widely recognized for its commitment to sustainability, MEC is a member of 1% For The Planet and, in partnership with CPAWS, cofounder of thebigwild.org.