This country and water go hand in hand. We are the stewards of one-fifth of the world’s fresh water and can proudly claim about two million lakes, not to mention enough rivers, marshes, swamps, bogs, fens, sloughs and ponds to make a duck quack! With three mighty oceans offering us more than 200,000 kilometres of coastline — the longest coastline in the world — Canada is truly a watery wonderland.

From wetlands, ground water and springs to creeks, streams, lakes, rivers and oceans, our water is connected through watersheds.

Rivers to Oceans Week, celebrated from June 8 to 14, recognizes this connectedness and reminds us that taking care of our water is a shared responsibility. Join CWF in celebrating Rivers to Oceans Week and help us turn the tide on the threats to Canada’s waterways and the life they sustain.

A Backyard Frog Guide for New Brunswick
Blossoming frog enthusiasts in New Brunswick will soon...
A Garden Stream
Cascading water enhances a garden and attracts a larger...
Activites
Take a look at these wildlife and conservation activities...
Are We Stressing Out Our Lakes?
Summer’s just around the corner. Learn what you can do...
Avoid the Bags!
avoid the bags game
Beauty? It’s only skin deep
They’re slimy. They’re ugly. And they’re utterly...
Beaver
beaver colouring page
Blue Shark
Blue shark swimming.
Boats
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Bull Shark
Bull Shark
Canada Goose
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Canada Goose
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Chipmunk at Pond
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Conservation Funding Announced
Today, Parliamentary Secretary Randy Kamp and Member of...
CWF at the top of the world
CWF Horticulturalist Ken Beattie and researchers are...
CWF Launches Wild About Sharks Education Project
Wild About Sharks education tour happening Feb. 24-28.
CWF News
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CWF OAR Northwest Salish Sea Expedition
A group of four rowers paddle around Vancouver Island.
CWF Sports Ambassador Boat Show Talks
CWF’s Sports for Wildlife will be sailing into boat shows...
CWF Webinar: Marine Protected Areas - Who Owns the Ocean?
Dr. Sean Brillant of CWF talks about Marine Protected...
Designer Fishes
Students will try to design the most efficient fish for...
Discover Your Watershed Posters
Watersheds … your link to Canada’s oceans … explore the...
Dissect a River
Students will use a map to discover and trace the extent...
Dock on the Lake
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Doing Our Lakes Justice
Will you lend your lake a helping hand this summer?
Doing Right by the Right Whale
CWF meets with DFO to resolve right whale entanglement...
Dr. Sean Brillant on the CWF Africa to Americas Expedition
CWF marine conservation manager Dr. Sean Brillant speaks...
Dr. Sean Brillant on The Great Canadian Turtle Race
It's Turtle Time! CWF Marine Conservation Manager Dr....
Ducks
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Eel Update
Still a Bad Deal for the American Eel
Falling Leaves
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Fish and Fisheries
Use these lessons to show students what fish offer us,...
Following the Humpback: Dr. Yves Jean with Leida Buglass, Part 1
Following the Humpback: Dr. Yves Jean in the Dominican...
Following the Humpback: Dr. Yves Jean with Leida Buglass, Part 2
Following the Humpback: Dr. Yves Jean in the Dominican...
Following the Humpback: Dr. Yves Jean with Leida Buglass, Part 3
Following the Humpback: Dr. Yves Jean in the Dominican...
Following the Humpback: Dr. Yves Jean with Leida Buglass, Part 4
Following the Humpback: Dr. Yves Jean in the Dominican...
Going, Going...Gone!
Students will be presented with profiles of selected fish...
Goodbye, Dirty Don
Toronto’s Don River is not a shining example of...
Government Expands Recreational Fish Partnerships Program
The federal government doubled its investment in the...
Grizzlies Fishing
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Grizzly
grizzly coloring page
Grizzly at Creek
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Hammerhead Shark
Hammerhead Shark
Happy Earth Day from CWF and Adam Kreek
Earth Day was first launched in 1970 and continues today...
Harvest Apple
Your desktop is the perfect habitat for this wild...
Haunted House
For Halloween, we’re featuring this illustration of a...
Help for Fish in Federal Budget
The federal government announced yesterday as part of the...
How do we use the ocean?
Dr. Sean Brillant continues his webinar series, talking...
Juan de Fuca Provincial park
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Kejimkujik National Park, Nova Scotia
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Larry the Loon Lives On
By Mahina Perrot When you help wildlife, sometimes you...
Leatherback Predators
leatherback predators game
Leatherback Seaturtle
leatherback seaturtle colouring page
Leopard Shark
Leopard Shark
Life in the Pictures
Frédéric Back’s art and an animation is renowned around...
Live with the Africa to Americas Expedition Rowers
In this CWF Education webinar, the rowers discuss their...
Lost River
In cities around the world, natural rivers have been...
Love Your Lake
There’s nothing better than a day on the water during the...
Love Your Lake
LoveYourLake.ca The Canadian Wildlife Federation.ca,...
Making a better Canada by working together
Just one voice can't make a difference and so I don't...
Making Waves on World Water Day
Diving into CWF’s Work for Water
Making Waves to Protect the Right Whale
This past November, researchers embarked on a unique...
Marine Conservation
In this webinar, Dr. Sean Brillant talks to students...
Marine Mammal Response
What would you do if you came across a stranded sea lion...
Misty Paddle
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Navigating Troubled Waters
The Canadian Wildlife Federation and the award winning...
Navigating Troubled Waters - 30 s
The Canadian Wildlife Federation and the award winning...
Navigating Troubled Waters - Agriculture
The quality of the water flowing down the St Lawrence is...
Navigating Troubled Waters - Climate Change
Climate Change is going to have a huge affect on both the...
Navigating Troubled Waters - Infrastructure
We have all become used to the convenience of indoor...
Navigating Troubled Waters - Wildlife
Humans are not the only living creatures that depend on...
Newsmaker
Juno award-winner Sarah Harmer sings about the wild —...
OAR Northwest: What are the rowers seeing out there?
In the first webinar, Dr. Sean Brilliant, CWF Marine...
OAR Northwest: Wind, Waves and Wildlife
In this webinar, Dr. Sean Brillant and Adam Kreek talk...
Ocean Habitats and Wildlife
Dr. Sean Brillant continues his webinar series, talking...
On the St. Lawrence Seaway Webinar
• On the St. Lawrence Seaway with CWF Past President and...
Orca
orca colouring page
Orca
We’re featuring an illustration of a majestic orca this...
Permission to Shop
You’ve vowed not to eat farmed salmon, but you’re not...
Porbeagle Shark
Porbeagle Shark
Protecting the Ocean
CWF at the International Marine Protected Areas Congress
Rainforest
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Rivers to Oceans Videos
Do you know where water goes once it’s flushed down the...
Rivers to Oceans Week
Turn the tide on water pollution!
Rocky Shore
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Rowers Arrive Safely on Land After Boat Capsizes
The Canadian Wildlife Federation Africa to Americas...
Saving the Steller Sea Lion
They May Be the Lions of the Sea, but They Need Our Help...
Scales Tell Tales
Students will collect and mount fish scales and use them...
Setting the Record Straight on Right Whales
A Response to the NRDC’s report Net Loss: The Killing of...
Share Your Wild Adventure with the Canadian Wildlife Federation
The Canadian Wildlife Federation is calling on Canadians...
Shark Survival
A beast of a fish, the basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus)...
Shorelines…a festival of life
With over 50 pages of information on 92 species you can...
Shoveler
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So Near, So Far
In his new book, Sweet Seas, photographer Mark Schacter...
Species at Risk and under the Magnifying Glass
By David Browne and April OverallThe assessment of 52...
Status: A Sign of Better Times?
On Aug. 8, 2013, a scientist aboard a Canadian...
Status: Before Their Time
A jump in the number of St. Lawrence belugas washing up...
Status: Dangerous Times
Leatherback sea turtles hit the news twice over...
Swimming with Sharks
Would you free dive with sharks? This researcher tags...
Take the Water Quz!
By April Overall What are you Doing to Save Canada’s...
Take This to the Banks
Sections of Moncton’s Jonathan Creek are in serious...
The Future of Conservation
Canadian Wildlife magazine's September/October 2012 issue...
The Heroes of the Fishing Industry
How fishermen are becoming the champions in conservation
The Yukon
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To Protect and Conserve
As the country with the world’s longest coastline, Canada...
Trash Talk
1. How big is the North Pacific garbage patch? a. The...
Trees
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Trick or Treat!
Trick or treat! For Halloween, we’re featuring this...
Water
What percent of the world’s population lives within 64...
Water Education
Teaching each other about the importance of water and the...
Water’s Worth It: Care. Conserve. Commit.
From the smallest droplet to the tallest glacier, water...
What Do We Know?
Recovery planning is even harder when the species is hard...
What Does a Body Tell Us?
Students will experience the advantages and disadvantages...
What Kind of Shark Are You?
What kind of environment do you like?
What Kind of Shark Are You?
How do you get along with others?
What Kind of Shark Are You?
How would your friends describe you?
What Kind of Shark Are You?
What’s your favorite seafood?
What Should I Do?
Through small group problem solving with dilemma cards,...
What’s Up With DFO?
Fisheries and Oceans is in the crosshairs of government...
While No One Was Looking
A pair of beavers has moved into Stanley Park’s Beaver...
Wildlife Inspires Rowers through Difficult Seas
Three days after the CWF Africa to Americas Expedition...
Wildlife Update — April 2013
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Wildlife Update — April 2014
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Wildlife Update — August 2013
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Wildlife Update — December 2013
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Wildlife Update — February 2014
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Wildlife Update — January 2014
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Wildlife Update — July 2013
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Wildlife Update — June 2013
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Wildlife Update — March 2013
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Wildlife Update — March 2014
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Wildlife Update — May 2013
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Wildlife Update — November 2013
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Wildlife Update — October 2013
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Wildlife Update — September 2013
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Wonderful Whales
North Atlantic blue and right whales are disappearing...
You Can Help Save a Marine Animal
From coast to coast, organizations are coming together to...
Canada waters
Canada Waters

CWF knows the importance of water, both fresh and marine. In fact, water supports fish and wildlife populations; provides important ecological functions; is used in agriculture, industry and recreation; is a source of drinking water for people and... More »

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Take the Water Challenge

So you’re ready to take the Water Challenge! Great! More »

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Sail for Wildlife

This unique initiative draws awareness to our waterways and the marine life and ecosystems they support. More »