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Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. (Unesco)

This guide provides links to official sources of government information about heritage, parks and and nature conservation.  Selected links to non-governmental organizations with an interest in this policy area are listed under the Websites tab.

Government Information

Canada - Federal: 
Canada - Provincial: 

British Columbia

  • BC Parks
  • Heritage information (Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations)

Nunavut

Ontario

Local: 

Canada

Ottawa Parks and Recreation Dept. Park locations

Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation Stanley Park

 

Foreign

New York City Central Park

Paris (France) Parks, woods, gardens, and cemeteries

Foreign: 

Australia

New Zealand

South Africa

South African National Parks Conservation Services Department

 

United Kingdom

United States

  • The evolution of the Conservation Movement, 1850-1920 (Library of Congress, American Memory Project) This website documents the historical formation and cultural foundations of the movement to conserve and protect America's natural heritage, through books, pamphlets, government documents, manuscripts, prints, photographs, and motion picture footage drawn from the collections of the Library of Congress.
  • National Park Service

Laws & Legislation

International: 

Websites

Listed here are selected non-governmental websites that have resources relating to heritage, parks and conservation areas.