As the First Peoples of Canada, First Nations, Metis and Inuit have sacred places of great cultural and spiritual importance across this land. Today, Parks Canada is fortunate to work with over 300 Indigenous partners and communities to protect many of these special places and share their stories.

Watch and listen to some of these stories in this series of videos for National Indigenous Peoples Day 2020.


At Parks Canada places, Indigenous voices share their own stories of their history and culture. Connecting with these experiences, deepens our understanding of the history, cultures, and important roles of Indigenous peoples.

Working together

Together, Parks Canada and Indigenous partners work cooperatively to ensure access to traditional lands and waters for cultural activities and ceremonies.

Sitting at the same table, Indigenous knowledge guides the management of Canada’s heritage places and programs. This work is based on respect for Indigenous rights and our treaty relationships and understanding of the history that shapes our national parks and national historic sites.