Earlier this week, Alberta Parks announced the creation of the largest contiguous area of boreal protected land in the world has been established in northern Alberta. The area spans more than 6.7 million hectares (67,000 sq. km) of boreal forest.
Over 13,000 Canadians shared their perspectives on Canada's national parks, national historic sites, and national marine conservation areas from January 9 to January 27, 2017. On May 7, 2018, Catherine McKenna, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, released a report on the consultation and her response to what was heard. This was the largest Minister's Round Table ever held on the work of Parks Canada. The Minister's response to the consultation and a summary of what was heard is now available.
Eligible organizations can apply for funding under the federal government's Investing in Canada Infrastructure Plan to support projects that build stronger communities and improve social inclusion. Alberta will receive $140.6 million over the next 10 years for community, culture and recreation projects.