Parks, National

PARKS, NATIONAL are areas of land designated by the federal government to protect representative elements of the natural environment and to encourage public appreciation of the national heritage. There are 42 national parks and park reserves in Canada. (A park reserve is an area that has been designated but is part of an unresolved aboriginal land claim) (see ABORIGINAL RIGHTS). National parks account for about 2% of the Canadian land mass. Of the 42 parks and park reserves, 7 are located in...

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