This busy little beaver is ready to welcome you and your family to Canada’s national parks, national historic sites and marine conservation areas. There is so much for preschoolers to see and do.
Parka encourages kids to explore the world around them, whether on a hike along wilderness trails or a step back in history at a site or fort. Spending time in nature has many benefits for young children – including increased fitness levels, powers of concentration, creativity, sociability and empathy – and visits to historic sites cultivate an appreciation for our country’s past and of those who have come before us.
Look for Parka on your next visit to a Parks Canada place. She’ll be waiting to welcome you and your family!
In the meantime, we hope you and your child will share these pages together. Sing and dance along with the Parka song, learn more about Parks Canada, and check back often for new features.
Parka also has her own official merchandise. Visit www.parkscanadashop.ca to order Parka plushes, zipper pull, crests, t-shirts, etc. This merchandise is also available for sale at various Parks Canada places and during public events across the country.