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The Jasper National Park Management Plan

Under the Canada National Parks Act every national park is required to prepare a park management plan, and to review it every ten years.

A park management plan lays out the future direction for the park including a vision, key strategies and objectives to achieve over a 10-year timeframe.

We last updated our park management plan for Jasper in 2010. A first phase of consultation on a new management plan for Jasper was held in 2019. Indigenous partners, stakeholders and the public were asked what topics they thought were important to consider during development of the draft plan and how they wanted to be engaged going forward. The input gathered from this first phase of consultation was used to prepare a draft of a new management plan for Jasper National Park.

After delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a second phase of consultation took place in the Spring and Summer of 2021. Parks Canada believes it was worth the extra time and effort in the midst of a pandemic to ensure all Canadians had their say about the direction of Jasper National Park for generations to come. In this second phase of consultation, Indigenous partners, stakeholders and the public were asked to provide feedback on the draft management plan. We are currently working to analyze all the feedback received. Once the plan is finalized, it will be sent to the Minister for approval and tabling in Parliament.

A plan is just the first step in the process. Once the new management plan for Jasper is finalized, we will continue to engage with Indigenous partners, the public and stakeholders as we work together to implement the plan to make our collective vision for Jasper National Park a reality.

Notification will be posted on this page when the final plan is available.

What We Heard

Feedback from the first phase of Indigenous and public consultation in 2019 is summarized in What we heard: Jasper National Park (External link) and What we heard: Mountain parks executive summary (External link).

A summary of feedback from the second phase of Indigenous and public consultation will be posted on this page once available.

Parks Canada sincerely thanks all those who provided their thoughts and input on the management plan for Jasper National Park. Your input is being used to build a management plan for Jasper that reflects the perspectives and aspirations of the people it is being managed for.

The Jasper National Park Management Plan

Under the Canada National Parks Act every national park is required to prepare a park management plan, and to review it every ten years.

A park management plan lays out the future direction for the park including a vision, key strategies and objectives to achieve over a 10-year timeframe.

We last updated our park management plan for Jasper in 2010. A first phase of consultation on a new management plan for Jasper was held in 2019. Indigenous partners, stakeholders and the public were asked what topics they thought were important to consider during development of the draft plan and how they wanted to be engaged going forward. The input gathered from this first phase of consultation was used to prepare a draft of a new management plan for Jasper National Park.

After delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a second phase of consultation took place in the Spring and Summer of 2021. Parks Canada believes it was worth the extra time and effort in the midst of a pandemic to ensure all Canadians had their say about the direction of Jasper National Park for generations to come. In this second phase of consultation, Indigenous partners, stakeholders and the public were asked to provide feedback on the draft management plan. We are currently working to analyze all the feedback received. Once the plan is finalized, it will be sent to the Minister for approval and tabling in Parliament.

A plan is just the first step in the process. Once the new management plan for Jasper is finalized, we will continue to engage with Indigenous partners, the public and stakeholders as we work together to implement the plan to make our collective vision for Jasper National Park a reality.

Notification will be posted on this page when the final plan is available.

What We Heard

Feedback from the first phase of Indigenous and public consultation in 2019 is summarized in What we heard: Jasper National Park (External link) and What we heard: Mountain parks executive summary (External link).

A summary of feedback from the second phase of Indigenous and public consultation will be posted on this page once available.

Parks Canada sincerely thanks all those who provided their thoughts and input on the management plan for Jasper National Park. Your input is being used to build a management plan for Jasper that reflects the perspectives and aspirations of the people it is being managed for.

Page last updated: 13 Dec 2021, 01:51 PM