Book celebrates Canada’s parks

  • Dec. 10, 2010 9:00 a.m.

If you are looking for that perfect gift, check out a new book by Parks Canada called Canada’s National Parks: A Celebration. It showcases Canada’s finest landscapes and is available just in time for the holidays. Not only that but the first printing of the book contains a coupon for a one-day family pass to any national park, national historic site or national marine conservation area. “This book celebrates our most treasured places and brings spectacular photos of these places into Canadian homes,” said John Baird, Minister of Environment.”Through this book, Canadians will discover the magnificence of Canadian national parks; others will re-live moments of awe and inspiration they experienced during their stays,” he said. The magnificent landscapes of all 42 of Canada’s national parks have been captured by some of Canada’s best photographers as well as visitors over the last century. Accompanied by maps and detailed descriptions of each park, the book provides a colourful collection of Canadian culture. “Our parks are not just ecological landscapes; they are part and parcel of our Canadian existence,” said Alan Latourelle, CEO of Parks Canada. “Each of our national parks is part of Canada’s collective soul, and a part of our nation’s promise to future generations,” he said.The 256-page book, which costs $29.95, not only commemorates the 125th anniversary of national parks, but marks the coming centennial of Parks Canada as the world’s first national parks service. Printed on recycled paper, the book represents a unique partnership between Parks Canada and environmentally responsible publishing. The book is available at major book retailers off-island.