Canada chooses to restrict some data on its protected areas and OECMs. As a result, data on 356 protected areas and 3 OECMs is not publicly-available and cannot be viewed or downloaded on this page. While these sites are included in the coverage statistics presented here, all other statistics (e.g. number of protected areas; breakdown by governance type etc.) on this page are based upon the publicly-available data only.


9000 Total Protected Areas
62 With management effectiveness evaluations
Terrestrial Protected Areas
Marine Protected Areas
Other effective area-based conservation measures
130 Total Other effective area-based conservation measures
Polygons/Points ratio
Polygons 100%
Points 0%


UNEP-WCMC (2021). Protected Area Profile for Canada from the World Database of Protected Areas, November 2021. Available at: