The Surveyor General collaborates with the Canada Parks Agency in the management of surveys of lands to be designated as National Parks, Parks Reserves, National Historic Sites and National Marine Conservation Areas.
Pursuant to section 25 of the Canada Lands Surveys Act, Natural Resources Canada shall cause surveys to be made of Canada Lands on the request of a minister of any department of the Government of Canada. The Canada Park Agency has a long standing collaboration relationship with the Surveyor General Branch for providing advise on boundary definition and managing land surveys required to support their land conservation and protection activities.
The Surveyor General Branch provides advice on boundary issues, contracts for survey services and cadastral mapping projects with Canada Lands Surveyors, monitors contracts, prepares legal descriptions of the lands, and maintains an official registry of all survey records to support land transactions in Canada’s National Parks. The registry contains all official survey records for all municipalities located within a National Park such as Jasper, Lake Louise and Banff in Alberta.