Become a member or a leader of Parks Canada Campus Club

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[Parks Canada logo in white on a black screen]

[Students walk cheerfully down a city street, one carries a guitar]

[The students load a car with camping gear]

[The students board a boat wearing life jackets and enjoy the ride to their campsite]

[The boat docks and the students arrive at their camp-site]

[the students play, making a circle with their hands in the middle and spinning before branching out]

[The students play frisbee]

[The students set-up their tents]

[The students look for bugs in the grass]

[The students plant marker flags in the ground for an activity]

[The students explore the camp-site and take pictures in front of a welcome sign]

[The students meet on a rock by the water]

[The students stand in a group and dance and laugh together]

[The students go biking on forest trails]

[The students have a campfire]

[The students wave to the camera]

What are Campus Clubs?

  • 38 campus clubs in 9 provinces
  • 60 campus club leaders
  • 1/2 of leaders have already worked for Parks Canada
  • 19,000 young adults followers on Facebook
  • Volunteered 4,000 hours
  • 300 activities

Passionate about protecting Canada’s natural and cultural heritage? Want to share that passion with other students on your campus? Join a Parks Canada Campus Club!

The Parks Canada Campus Club Program is an exciting initiative to inspire young adults to get outside, connect with nature and learn about Canada’s history. Parks Canada Campus Clubs have been established at many post-secondary institutions and now form the Parks Canada Campus Club Network.

The idea for ​​this initiative was proposed by our first Parks Canada Youth Ambassadors in 2011. Their vision was the creation of a network of Parks Canada student clubs for youth and managed by youth. The aim is to mobilize young adults to inspire others to discover and experience nature and history, integrate them into their lives and share them with their peers. As young adults, the hope is that you will not only continue to enjoy and appreciate nature and history, but also support and protect them.

Why join a campus club?
  • It's a grassroots movement that is led “by youth, for youth”
  • To mobilize and inspire you and your generation
  • To connect with you where you study, work, live and play
  • To make your voice heard
  • To increase your awareness, also among your generation, about  protected natural and cultural heritage found in your own backyard
  • To support your learning objectives and even recruit you eventually
  • To help you learn more about our jobs and volunteer opportunities
Why bring students together?

Young adults live and share their experiences with their peers. By coming together to share your experiences, thoughts and ideas, you become spokespersons, representatives; in essence, you become young Parks Canada ambassadors, inspiring your generation through your real experiences. We aim to create a youth movement that is mobilizing others to connect with and experience nature and history by visiting our special places, living the adventures of camping, hiking, canoeing, or being involved in conservation activities such as shoreline cleanups and repairing trails.

Where are Parks Canada Campus Clubs?

Our goal is to have a presence across Canada, and a stronger one in Quebec (especially French language post-secondary institutions), and establish additional or new clubs in all Canadian cities. If your university/college/cegep is not listed, start your own Parks Canada Campus Club!


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