Canadians called on to build Canada’s First National Parks Bucket List!

In celebration of the 100th birthday of Parks Canada, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS), is inviting Canadians to join in building Canada’s first national parks bucket list. The “Park Dreams Contest: What’s on your bucket list?” (, will run until August 24th and asks Canadians to share their national park dreams. The grand prize for this Facebook-based contest is a dream trip for two to Nahanni National Park Reserve, courtesy of Nahanni River Adventures, valued at over $10,000.

The “Park Dreams Contest” asks people to share in 50 words or less a dream experience they’ve already had or wish for in any one of Canada’s 42 national parks. The topic is wide, and CPAWS is looking for dreams ranging from the wildest excursion to the most stunning view. There will be a two-week voting period after the closing date to help determine which 100 dreams will make it onto Canada’s first national parks bucket list.

The top-voted dream will win the grand prize trip for two to the Nahanni and the two runners up will receive great prize packages including a Mountain Equipment Co-Op shopping spree, Parks Canada Family Discovery Passes, great gear by CPAWS and a year’s subscription to Explore Magazine. All participants will also be eligible for great weekly prizes! Watch out for the 24 hours “takeover”-24 additional prizes to win!

“This is an opportunity for Canadians to share their dream experiences in our national parks. We encourage everyone who has ever been to a national park, or dreams of getting to one, to share their ideas. We have amazing natural treasures in our parks and this is a year to celebrate them,” says CPAWS National Executive Director, Éric Hébert-Daly.

Watch out for the 24hours Takeover July 22nd! Win a customized overnight getaway with six of your friends in your favorite national park! Enter your park dream on July 22nd and qualify for the 24Hours Takeover prize pack (valued at over $1000)! Experience your park like never before with custom activities, a tour by Parks Canada staff and much more!

Contact: Holly Postlethwaite, or (613) 569-7226 ext.232

Special thanks to our contest partners: Fun, Eco-Friendly Gifts that Give Back
Mountain Equipment Co-op
Parks Canada
Explore Magazine