175 parks are going to be removed from the Alberta Parks system.
Defend Alberta Parks
The Alberta government is planning to close 20 parks and remove 164 from the Alberta Parks system. A total of 175 parks will lose protection and Albertans could lose access.
Help us defend Alberta parks.
of parks in Alberta
will be impacted
will have their protected area status removed
will be partially or
7 out of 10
Albertans oppose these changes
could no longer be available
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We’ll lose recreation opportunities
With fewer camping sites and recreation areas, these changes will make it more difficult for Albertans and visitors to safely and responsiby enjoy the parks.
A decision without public input
Albertans were not consulted about these changes, and there was no information on how parks were selected to be removed from the system.
No evidence of cost savings
Alberta’s parks and campgrounds are busier than ever, and there is no evidence that removing parks will save the province any money.
We need more parks, not fewer
The removal of parks will make it difficult to achieve Canada’s commitment to protecting 17% of land and freshwater by the end of 2020. And then even more difficult to protect 25% by 2025.
We need more parks to Make Room for Nature.
These changes are not yet final
The Alberta government has not yet finalized the closures and removals of these parks, but a decision is expected at any time.
Any change will be difficult to reverse
If these parks are removed from the Alberta Parks system, it will be almost impossibleto reverse. Now’s the time to defend parks for all Albertans.
Help us defend Alberta’s parks
We need your help. Join tens of thousands of Albertans that have already spoken up against these changes.
1. Write your MLA
Tell your MLA that Alberta Parks are important to you and should not be removed.
2. Get a Lawn Sign
Request or print a lawn sign.
Help us get more letters, signs and more.
Deliver lawn signs and brochures in your own community.
5. Tell a neighbour
Spread the word and share Defend Alberta Parks.
With the help of volunteers and supporters from across Alberta, the goal of Defend Alberta Parks is to ensure the province’s parks remain within the Alberta Parks system and remain protected.