National Urban Park Initiative

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About the Project

The City of Edmonton is currently in discussion with Parks Canada, the Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations, the Métis Nation of Alberta, and the Government of Alberta about the potential for establishing a National Urban Park in the Edmonton area. The National Urban Park program is a new federal program that will see the creation of National Urban Parks in urban centres across Canada. Parks Canada is seeking potential park sites that will:

  • support conservation in urban areas, including biodiversity protection and climate change mitigation and adaptation
  • increase access and provide opportunities to learn about local nature and culture in urban spaces
  • advance reconciliation by working in collaboration with Indigenous partners

Benefits of a National Urban Park could include federal funding for ecological protection, habitat restoration projects, research studies and parks programming. A National Urban Park also provides opportunities for Indigenous leadership, stewardship and advancing shared goals for Indigenous reconciliation. With more opportunities to learn about nature, a National Urban Park could bring more meaningful connections and appreciation between people and nature.

At this time, no site for a National Urban Park in the Edmonton region has been selected, and the process is in an early, exploratory phase.

Current Status

Parks Canada expects that the Edmonton National Urban Park Initiative will be a multi-phase, multi-year project, with opportunities for public and stakeholder engagement at all stages. Currently, the project is in the pre-feasibility phase. Discussions with project partners and City Council will determine whether to proceed with future planning phases and park designation.

Share your feedback!

We want your help in evaluating the benefits and challenges of a National Urban Park, and understanding what a National Urban Park could look like in the Edmonton area.


Complete the survey!

SURVEY IS CLOSED.

Share your thoughts, ideas and concerns about a National Urban Park in the Edmonton Area.
The survey will be open from September 26 until October 10.

Share your ideas!

We want to know what excites you most about the idea of a National Urban Park in the Edmonton area.


Additional engagement opportunities will be available throughout the pre-feasibility phase and in future planning stages should the project proceed.

About the Project

The City of Edmonton is currently in discussion with Parks Canada, the Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations, the Métis Nation of Alberta, and the Government of Alberta about the potential for establishing a National Urban Park in the Edmonton area. The National Urban Park program is a new federal program that will see the creation of National Urban Parks in urban centres across Canada. Parks Canada is seeking potential park sites that will:

  • support conservation in urban areas, including biodiversity protection and climate change mitigation and adaptation
  • increase access and provide opportunities to learn about local nature and culture in urban spaces
  • advance reconciliation by working in collaboration with Indigenous partners

Benefits of a National Urban Park could include federal funding for ecological protection, habitat restoration projects, research studies and parks programming. A National Urban Park also provides opportunities for Indigenous leadership, stewardship and advancing shared goals for Indigenous reconciliation. With more opportunities to learn about nature, a National Urban Park could bring more meaningful connections and appreciation between people and nature.

At this time, no site for a National Urban Park in the Edmonton region has been selected, and the process is in an early, exploratory phase.

Current Status

Parks Canada expects that the Edmonton National Urban Park Initiative will be a multi-phase, multi-year project, with opportunities for public and stakeholder engagement at all stages. Currently, the project is in the pre-feasibility phase. Discussions with project partners and City Council will determine whether to proceed with future planning phases and park designation.

Share your feedback!

We want your help in evaluating the benefits and challenges of a National Urban Park, and understanding what a National Urban Park could look like in the Edmonton area.


Complete the survey!

SURVEY IS CLOSED.

Share your thoughts, ideas and concerns about a National Urban Park in the Edmonton Area.
The survey will be open from September 26 until October 10.

Share your ideas!

We want to know what excites you most about the idea of a National Urban Park in the Edmonton area.


Additional engagement opportunities will be available throughout the pre-feasibility phase and in future planning stages should the project proceed.