Network of Protected Areas

To view Environment Canada's protected areas by province or territory, make a selection by clicking on the appropriate location on the map.  

Interactive map of Canada. YukonNorthwest TerritoriesNunavutNewfoundland and LabradorPrince Edward IslandNova ScotiaNew BrunswickQuebecOntarioManitobaSaskatchewanAlbertaBritish Columbia

Long description for the Map

Interactive map of Canada showing Environment Canada’s 54 National Wildlife Areas and 92 Migratory Bird Sanctuaries.

National Wildlife Areas
Réserves nationales de faune (54)

Migratory Bird Sanctuaries
Refuge d'oiseaux migrateurs (92)

Alberta | British Columbia | Manitoba | New Brunswick | Newfoundland and Labrador | Northwest Territories | Nova Scotia | Nunavut | Ontario | Prince Edward Island | Quebec | Saskatchewan | Yukon 

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Summary for Environment Canada's Network of Protected Areas:

  • is an evolving network of 146 sites comprising 54 National Wildlife Areas and 92 Migratory Bird Sanctuaries;
  • protects over 12.4 million hectares, an area more than twice the size of Nova Scotia;
  • contains a wide diversity of habitat of national and, in many cases, international importance;
  • safeguards 10.5 million hectares of Canada's terrestrial habitat and 1.9 million hectares of our marine habitat; and
  • contains, in more than half of its total area, extensive areas of critical habitat for species-at-risk in Canada.

Additional information on Environment Canada's protected areas, along with data from other federal, provincial and territorial agencies, can be found on the Canadian Council on Ecological Areas website and The Atlas of Canada websites. A KML file for Google Earth can also be downloaded to see Canada's protected areas on a digital globe.

Alberta
National Wildlife AreasMigratory Bird Sanctuaries
Blue QuillsInglewood
Canadian Forces Base SuffieldRed Deer
MeanookRichardson Lake
Spiers LakeSaskatoon Lake
British Columbia
National Wildlife AreasMigratory Bird Sanctuaries
AlaksenChristie Islet
ColumbiaEsquimalt Lagoon
QualicumGeorge C. Reifel
Vaseux-BighornNechako River
Widgeon ValleyShoal Harbour
 Vaseux Lake
 Victoria Harbour
Manitoba
National Wildlife AreasMigratory Bird Sanctuaries
Pope 
Rockwood 
New Brunswick
National Wildlife AreasMigratory Bird Sanctuaries
Cape JourimainGrand Manan
Portage IslandInkerman
Portobello CreekMachias Seal Island
Shepody 
Tintamarre 
Newfoundland & Labrador
National Wildlife AreasMigratory Bird Sanctuaries
 Île aux Canes
 Shepherd Island
 Terra Nova
Northwest Territories
National Wildlife AreasMigratory Bird Sanctuaries
 Anderson River Delta
 Banks Island No.1
 Banks Island No.2
 Cape Parry
 Kendall Island
Nova Scotia
National Wildlife AreasMigratory Bird Sanctuaries
Boot IslandAmherst Point
ChignectoBig Glace Bay Lake
John LusbyHaley Lake
Sand PondKentville
Sea Wolf (Margaree) IslandPort Herbert
Wallace BayPort Joli
 Sable Island
 Sable River
Nunavut
National Wildlife AreasMigratory Bird Sanctuaries
AkpaitAkimiski Island
NinginganiqBylot Island
Nirjutiqavvik (Coburg Island)Dewey Soper
Polar Bear PassEast Bay
QaqulluitHarry Gibbons
 McConnell River
 Prince Leopold Island
 Queen Maud Gulf
 Seymour Island
Ontario
National Wildlife AreasMigratory Bird Sanctuaries
Big CreekBeckett Creek
Eleanor IslandChantry Island
Long PointEleanor Island
Mississippi LakeHannah Bay
Mohawk IslandMississippi Lake
Prince Edward PointMoose River
Scotch Bonnet IslandRideau
St. Clair St. Joseph's Island
Wellers BayUpper Canada
Wye Marsh 
Prince Edward Island
National Wildlife AreasMigratory Bird Sanctuaries
 Black Pond
Quebec
National Wildlife AreasMigratory Bird Sanctuaries
Baie de l'Isle-VerteBrador Bay
Cap TourmenteBaie des Loups
Îles de ContrecoeurBetchouane
Îles de la PaixBoatswain Bay 
Îles de l'EstuaireCap-Saint-Ignace
Lac Saint-FrançoisGros Mécatina
Pointe-au-PèreÎle à la Brume
Pointe de l'EstÎle aux Basques
 Île aux Hérons
 Bonaventure Island and Percé Rock
 Carillon Island
 Couvée Islands
 Corossol Island
 Îles de la Paix
 Îles Sainte-Marie
 L'Islet 
 L'Isle-Verte
 Montmagny
 Mont-Saint-Hilaire
 Nicolet
 Philipsburg 
 Bird Rocks
 Saint-Augustin
 Saint-Omer
 Saint-Vallier
 Senneville
 Trois-Saumons
 Watshishou
Saskatchewan
National Wildlife AreasMigratory Bird Sanctuaries
BradwellBasin and Middle Lakes
Last Mountain LakeDuncairn Reservoir
PrairieIndian Head
Raven IslandLast Mountain Lake
StalwartLenore Lake
St. DenisMurray Lake
TwayNeely Lake
WebbOld Wives Lake
 Opuntia Lake
 Redberry Lake
 Scent Grass Lake
 Sutherland
 Upper Rousay Lake
 Val Marie Reservoir
 Wascana Lake
Yukon
National Wildlife AreasMigratory Bird Sanctuaries
Nisutlin River Delta