This international conference brought together scholars, policy makers and the interested public to describe, analyze and assess the history, current status and future directions of protected areas, landscapes and heritage resources and their role in our society.
Parks and protected areas play a crucial role in society. In 1968 the newly established University of Calgary hosted an international conference that helped define the role of parks in Canada in light of international experience. Since then Canada has emerged as a world leader in parks and protected areas.
Four decades later, in 2008, we again gathered together Canadian and global partners to consider the role of parks and protected areas in our country and internationally in light of 21st century realities.
Views expressed by participants at the Canadian Parks for Tomorrow: 40th Anniversary Conference, May 8 to 11, 2008, were those of the individuals in question or expressed on behalf of organizations they represented and did not necessarily represent the views of member of the Conference Organizing Committee or those organizations that furnished the Conference with endorsements and financial and/or material support.