This year, Canada is all about the ocean! 2021 – 2030 is the UN Ocean Decade and Canadahas joined the Global Ocean Alliance, working to protect 30% of the global ocean by 2030. Hosting IMPAC5 in Vancouver is one of the ways Canada is striving towards this goal.
Look for IMPAC5 and Parks Canada under the colourful tents at Sugar Beach at the Toronto Redpath Waterfront Festival on September 17 and 18! Immerse yourself in ocean experiences and inspiration with fun, family-friendly activities.
So why are IMPAC5 and Parks Canada taking ocean conservation to Lake Ontario? It’s simple! All Canadian waters, inland and marine, rely on each other to maintain ecosystem health. Inland waterways connect us to each other and the sea. Protecting marine areas helps ensure that we are protecting the health of inland waterways, and as a country with over 243, 000 km of coastline (the world’s longest!) conserving marine ecosystems is something all Canadians should be excited about.
Parks Canada is proud to be working with partners such as the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS), Canadian Ocean Literacy Coalition (COLC), Ocean Wise and TheEarly Career Ocean Professional (ECOP) Network Programme to offer a pan-Canadian festival of ocean awareness and celebration inspired by IMPAC5. Events and celebrations will be occurring nationally this summer and fall culminating with IMPAC5 in February 2023.
Join us at Sugar Beach and Queen’s Quay Terminal and be part of the movement to raise public awareness in Canada’s commitment to protecting 25% of its ocean by 2025 and 30% by 2030. Together, we’re celebrating the ocean and inspiring action to ensure healthy oceans for future generations and all life on earth.