Road crews work along Highway 93s in Kootenay National Park
Parks Canada is investing an unprecedented $3 billion dollars over 5 years to support infrastructure work to heritage, visitor, waterway and highway assets located within national historic sites, national parks, and national marine conservation areas across Canada. These investments represent the largest federal infrastructure plan in the history of Parks Canada.
The Government is committed to investing in the revitalization of federal infrastructure assets for the benefit of all Canadians. That’s why Budget 2016 proposes to provide up to an additional $191 million over two years to improve tourism and highway assets in Parks Canada places.
Investing in our heritage destinations creates and protects jobs while also offering boundless opportunities for adventure, recreation, learning, environmental stewardship, inspiration and self-renewal.
About the Investments
Canada’s national parks and national historic sites are treasures that belong to us all. At these special places, we can discover the wonders of our spectacular natural heritage and feel close to the people and events that built and shaped our country.
To ensure visitors have the best experiences connecting with nature and our history, Parks Canada is renewing structures like trails, campgrounds, visitor centres, parkways in our treasured places across the country.
Through investments like this, Parks Canada is protecting and preserving our treasured places, while supporting local economies, contributing to growth in the tourism sector, and enhancing the charm and attractiveness of Canada’s heritage sites.