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December 08, 2010 12:04 ET

Parks Canada and Canopy Team Up to Compile a Breathtaking Book Showcasing Canada's National Parks-A Perfect Holiday Gift

Canada's finest photographers celebrate Canada's finest landscapes

MONTRÉAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Dec. 8, 2010) - Parks Canada's Chief Executive Officer, Alan Latourelle, and Canopy's Founder and Executive Director, Nicole Rycroft, today launched a beautiful commemorative book marking the 125th anniversary of national parks in Canada. The large format 256-page hardcover captures the essence of the Canadian landscape, and brings together in one volume the work of some of the country's most respected contemporary photographers.

"This book celebrates our most treasured places and brings spectacular photos of these places into Canadian homes," said Minister Baird. "Through this book, Canadians will discover the magnificence of Canadian national parks; others will re-live moments of awe and inspiration they experienced during their stays."

"This commemorative book is a celebration of our 42 national parks, which inspire us and move us emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually," said Alan Latourelle. "Our parks are not just ecological landscapes; they are part and parcel of our Canadian existence. Each of our national parks is part of Canada's collective soul, and a part of our nation's promise to future generations."

This project also represents a unique partnership between Parks Canada and the leading environmental publishing advocates Canopy, who teamed up together to produce this superb example of environmentally responsible publishing by printing on papers that are 100% free of fibre from endangered forests.

"To respect the stunning wild landscapes illustrated in Canada's National Parks: A Celebration and to facilitate the conservation of other rich ecosystems, this book is printed on environmentally friendly, 100% post-consumer recycled paper," said Nicole Rycroft. "We hope this book inspires people to work to conserve more of this magnificent land's ecological richness for future generations – with a great national parks system as the backbone."

Canada's National Parks: A Celebration retails for $29.95 and is available at Indigo/Chapters/Coles, Archambault and other bookseller locations throughout Canada, and can be ordered online. The first printing of the book also includes a detachable coupon ($44 value) that can be redeemed for a free family day pass at any Parks Canada national park, national historic site or national marine conservation area.

For additional information, please see the accompanying backgrounder at under Media Room.

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