We are a part of the

Global Peace Park Movement

Peace Arch International Park (Peace Arch Historical State Park and Peace Arch Provincial Parks) belong to a unique class of parks that are located on two or more sovereign country's international boundaries. Another term often used to describe cross border or international peace parks is Transboundary Protected Area. These parks reflect unique partnerships between peoples and the governments that manage or regulate the cross border region.  The parks create cultural tourism and eco-tourism and awareness for the complexities of cross borderland management stewardship.

 

There are many International Parks located around the world including in North America, Africa, Europe, and Asia. Each park has a unique history that reflects its geography and culture.

 

There are also individuals from across the trying to create peace parks in their countries or region. They look to the existing parks as examples and inspiration for what they are hoping to create in their international communities.

 

On the U.S. Canada boundary, we have several notable landmarks, gardens, parks that include waterways, mountain ranges and, wilderness areas. At the International Peace Arch Association, we consider all these sites our sister parks.  OUR BORDER STORY

U.S. Canada International Peace Parks & Historic Sites

Peace Arch International Park

Blaine, Washington - Douglas, British Columbia

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Glacier - Waterton International Peace Parks

Waterton Glacier International Peace Park | UNESCO World Heritage Site

West Glacier, Montana - Waterton Park, Alberta
Management: National Parks Service and Parks Canada 

LEARN MORE American - Glacier National Park

LEARN MORE Canadian - Waterton Lakes National Park

 

International Peace Garden

Dunseith, North Dakota - Boissevain, Manitoba 
The Peace Garden is an NGO in both the USA & Canada.

The park is governed by a cross border eighteen member 
board of directors.

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Niagara Falls | International Peace Park (proposal)

LOCATION: Niagara Falls, New York - Niagara Falls, Ontario
MANAGEMENT: New York State and Province of Ontario

LEARN MORE American - Niagara Falls State Park | National Parks Heritage Area

LEARN MORE Canadian - Niagara Parks Commission (city of Niagara Falls)

 

Roosevelt Campobello International Park

LOCATION: Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada

MANAGEMENT: The Roosevelt Campobello International Park is administered by a commission created under an international treaty signed by Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson and President Lyndon B. Johnson on January 22, 1964. In September of the same year, the two leaders held a ceremony at the Peace Arch as they signed the Columbia River Treaty.

 

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Asian & African Peace Parks

Hiroshima International Museum & Peace Park 

Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome) | UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

LOCATION: Hiroshima, Japan

MANAGEMENT: City of Hiroshima

Hiroshima’s Peace Museum & Memorial Park commemorates the bombing of the city with numerous monuments and facilities. After the war, the city of Hiroshima decided to build a park in the area as a memorial to peace. It was completed in April of 1954.

 

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Peace Parks Foundation

Great Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area (TFCA)

Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe 
The Peace Park Foundation has established 10 Peace parks in Africa.

 

 

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Current Peace Park Visionaries 

DMZ Peace Parks - Vision of the future

Stellenbosch, South Africa
The Peace Park Foundation has established 10 Peace parks in Africa.

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The International Peace Arch Association (IPAA) is a privately funded nonprofit organization dedicated to the heritage and preservation of the International Peace Arch and parks. 

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