Current Bee CitiesWe thank all our bee cities for their commitment to protecting pollinators and their habitats.
Toronto has one of the most diverse pollinator populations in Canada.
In keeping with its efforts to help protect pollinators, City Council has approved Toronto’s participation in the Bee City program. As the first Canadian affiliate of Bee City, Toronto will help raise the profile of the pollinator protection movement in Canada.
Chestermere is designated as Western Canada’s first Bee City
The City of Chestermere is buzzing with excitement after becoming western Canada’s first Bee City. Only the second City designated in Canada, Chestermere is helping in the fight to save the declining population of bees in Canada. Chestermere hopes to inspire other communities to become Bee Cities and beautify spaces everywhere!
Kamloops declares as the first Bee City in British Columbia.
The motion was brought forward to Kamloops City Council by Lisa Strachan with Tourism Kamloops and supported by Glenn Grant, the executive director of the B.C. Wildlife Park and co-chair of Communities in Bloom. As the second Western Canadian affiliate of Bee City, Kamloops has created a lot of excitement with neighbouring communities and has already brought creative, fresh ideas to the program.
T’it’q’et is the first First Nation to join the Bee City family and the second community in British Columbia!
Located along the Fraser River, the community of the P’egp’ig’lha People have already brought great wisdom to Bee City. As a requirement of adopting the resolutions they have determined that youth members must be part of their Bee City team and in fact they are leading the charge.
Stratford is our second Ontario Bee City!
It is no surprise to us that Ethan Elliott has been able to convince his hometown of Stratford to adopt pollinator protection resolutions, he is a very persuasive young man!
There are so many fabulous places of connection here in Stratford, with the arts and theatre, agriculture and Communities in Bloom all coming together to make a beautiful destination to explore Nature.
Thanks Ethan! So excited about your visions for youth led mentorship.
Bienvenue Ville d’abeilles Campbellton, our first East Coast member of the family!
Local garden writer and permaculture designer, Bob Ewing and his Bee Team live along the South bank of the Restigouche River in New Brunswick surrounded by the Appalachian Mountain range.
The Team have partnered with Gallery Restigouche and are coordinating efforts for a student art project this Fall; Pollinators At Work. Magnifique!
They are also hard at work sharing the message to buy pesticide free plants for all bee friendly gardens in Campbellton and beyond.
Congratulations to the City of Kawartha Lakes on becoming the seventh Canadian Bee City!
Kawartha Lakes, with its friendly towns and villages, scenic farms and beautiful natural areas featuring over 250 lakes and rivers, joins the growing list of communities which have pledged to protect pollinators!
We are very thankful to be working with the City of Kawartha Lakes Environmental Advisory Committee, the team which led efforts to make Kawartha Lakes into a Bee City. This group is also playing an important role in the exciting Fenelon Falls Landfill Pollination Project, which aims to convert part of a decommissioned landfill site into new pollinator habitat.
The largest city in the “fruit basket of Canada” becomes a Bee City!
St. Catharines, located in the beautiful Niagara region of south-central Ontario, has becomes the eighth Canadian Bee City, committing to create and preserve healthy habitats which will help pollinators to thrive.
We are very grateful and thank Renee Delaney of the Niagara Farm Project, Mayor Walter Sendzik, and a host of other community members who have pledged to do their part to support pollinators. The Niagara region produces exceptional quality fruit, vegetables and flowers. Safeguarding pollinators will help ensure that it remains bountiful and beautiful for generations to come.