By working in collaboration with respected organisations that share our values, Parks Canada is able to better deliver our promise to Canadians by continuing to be a world leader in the protection and presentation of Canada’s natural and cultural heritage. We believe in sharing leadership and working with our partners to offer unique, inspiring opportunities for Canadians to discover our treasured places and to achieve extraordinary results.
Mountain Equipment Company (MEC)
Mountain Equipment Company (MEC) encourages Canadians of all ages to experience the outdoors and have a connection to nature. They are a leading retailer with 21 stores across the country serving more than 6 million members.
Parks Canada is proud to partner with Shubie Campground to create more accessible opportunities for Nova Scotians to experience the joys of camping through the Learn-to Camp program. Shubie Campground is nestled in a unique park setting, surrounded by 2 lakes and the historic Shubenacadie Canal, and is close to downtown Dartmouth and Halifax. This space offers Learn-to Camp participants the chance to try cooking outdoors, canoeing, hiking, sleeping in tents, and more, all while in a safe and clean environment in the heart of the city.
This partnership enables Parks Canada and Shubie Campground to work with more summer camps, youth groups, and other organizations for whom the journey to Parks Canada locations, like Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site, may not be feasible.