Parks Canada seeks feedback on national park management plans

Residents are encouraged to participate in the consultation process for the future of national parks.

Jean Evans, daughter of famous Revelstoke ski jumper Nels Nelsen, poses at the new Nels Knickers installation on Mount Revelstoke. Photo: Rob Buchanan/Parks Canada

Parks Canada is seeking feedback on national park management plans, including Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks.

The plans focus on resource and cultural protection, Indigenous relations, ecological integrity, infrastructure, and transportation.

Overlooking the Trans-Canada Highway at Rogers Pass. Photo: Parks Canada

“Management planning in the mountain national parks is an opportunity for the public to help shape the future of these special places so that we can protect and enjoy them for generations to come,” said Minister Jonathan Wilkinson, who is responsible for Parks Canada.

Residents can provide feedback through the Let’s Talk Mountain Parks initiative. Mount Revelstoke National Park, Glacier National Park, and the Rogers Pass Historic Site are included in one plan.

In addition to feedback forms, Parks Canada is hosting two virtual sessions on May 10 and May 13.

At the trailhead near the Rogers Pass Discovery Centre. Photo: Parks Canada

Input from Indigenous partners, stakeholders and the public helped develop the draft plans in 2019.

Feedback forms are available until June 7, 2021. To fill out the form and learn more about the Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks plan, click here.

Bailey Gingras-Hamilton is a recent graduate of the Mount Royal University Journalism program, where she developed an interest in current events and social issues. As a chronically curious individual, she enjoys exploring new places, cuisines, and cultures.