Parks Canada History

CELEBRATING CANADA'S 150th BIRTHDAY   ♦   July 1, 1867-2017
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Point Pelee • Pukaskwa • Bruce Peninsula National Parks • Fathom Five National Marine Conservation Area, Ontario (clockwise, from top left — ©Parks Canada)

History of Parks Canada Electronic Library

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A History of Canada's National Parks

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Histoire des parcs nationaux du Canada
(W.F. Lothian, Parks Canada, 1976-1981)
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The Rebellion of 1837 in Upper Canada / La rébellion de 1837 dans le Haut-Canada
(Colin Read, Canadian Historical Association Booklet No. 46, 1988)
The Rebellions of 1837 and 1838 in Lower Canada / Les rébellions de 1837 et de 1838 dans le Bas-Canada
(Jean-Paul Bernard, Canadian Historical Association Booklet No. 55, 1996)
Racial Discrimination in Canada: The Black Experience / La discrimination raciale contre les Noirs au Canada
(James W. St. G. Walker, Canadian Historical Association Booklet No. 41, 1985)

Welcome / Bienvenue! The History of Parks Canada Electronic Library is a portal to electronic publications covering the cultural and natural history of the Canadian national park system, which includes 46 national parks/reserves, one urban park, over 970 historic sites (171 of which are administered by Parks Canada, which includes nine heritage canals), four marine conservation areas/reserves, and one landmark, along with documents from the history of the agency that has been entrusted to manage this system: Parks Canada/Parcs Canada.

This Website is not affiliated with the Government of Canada/Parks Canada, but is an independent effort to showcase the history of the Parks Canada Agency and the Canadian National Park and Historic Site System.

The information contained in this Website is historic in scope and is not meant as an aid for travel planning; please refer to the official Parks Canada/Parcs Canada Websites for current information.

Heritage Minutes
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Naskumituwin (Treaty)

National Film Board of Canada
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Blackfly

In celebration of Canada's 150th birthday, throughout 2017 we will be highlighting the national parks and national historic sites of each province and territory — areas that have been set aside to help capture the unique natural history and rich cultural heritage of Canada.


Lake Superior
Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area, Ontario (©Parks Canada)




Ontario
Ontario

(Areas managed by Parks Canada / Zones gérées par Parcs Canada)
Canada 150
National Parks / Parcs nationaux
Bruce Peninsula / Péninsule-Bruce
Georgian Bay Islands / Îles-de-la-Baie-Georgienne
Point Pelee / Pointe-Pelée
Pukaskwa / Pukaskwa
Thousand Islands / Mille-Îles


National Urban Park / Parc urbain national
Rouge / Rouge


National Marine Conservation Areas / Aire marine nationale de conservation
Fathom Five / Fathom Five
Lake Superior / Lac-Supérieur
National Historic Sites / Lieux historiques nationaux
Battle Hill / Colline-de-la-Bataille
Battle of Cook's Mills / Bataille-de-Cook's Mills
Battle of the Windmill / Bataille-du-Moulin-à-Vent
Battlefield of Fort George / Champ-de-Bataille-du-Fort-George
Beausoleil Island / l'Île-Beausoleil
Bellevue House / Villa-Bellevue
Bethune Memorial House / Maison-Commémorative-Bethune
Bois Blanc Island Lighthouse and Blockhouse / Phare-et-du-Blockhaus-de-l'Île-Bois-Blanc
Buttler's Barracks / Casernes-de-Butler
Carrying Place of the Bay of Quinte / Portage-de-la-Baie-de-Quinte
Fort George / Fort-George
Fort Henry / Fort-Henry
Fort Malden / Fort-Malden
Fort Mississauga / Fort-Mississauga
Fort St. Joseph / Fort-St. Joseph
Fort Wellington / Fort-Wellington
Glengarry Cairn / Cairn-de-Glengarry
HMCS Haida / N.C.S.M. Haida
Inverarden House / Maison-Inverarden
Kingston Fortifications / Fortifications-de-Kingston
Laurier House / Maison-Laurier
Merrickville Blockhouse / Blockhaus-de-Merrickville
Mississauga Point Lighthouse / Phare-de-la-Pointe-Mississauga
Mnjikaning Fish Weirs / Barrages-de-Pêche-Mnjikaning
Murney Tower / Tour-Murney
Navy Island / l'Île-Navy
Peterborough Lift Lock / l'Écluse-Ascenseur-de-Peterborough
Point Clark Lighthouse / Phare-de-la-Pointe-Clark
Queenston Heights / Hauteurs-de-Queenston
Rideau Canal / Canal-Rideau
Ridgeway Battlefield / Champ-de-Bataille-de-Ridgeway
Saint-Louis Mission / Mission-Saint-Louis
Sault St. Marie Canal / Canal-de-Sault Ste. Marie
Shoal Tower / Tour-Shoal
Sir John Johnson House / Maison-de-Sir-John-Johnson
Southwold Earthworks / Remblais-de-Southwold
Trent-Severn Waterway / Voie-Navigable-Trent-Severn
Woodside / Woodside

Please consult Park Summaries / Résumés parc for a complete list including site descriptions.


New eLibrary Additions

Foul and Loathsome Creatures (Harry Parsons, Parks Canada, 1976)

Grist and Flour Mills in Ontario History and Archaeology/Histoire et archéologie 53 (Felicity L Leung, Parks Canada, 1981)

Kingston Mills Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 413 (Richard Tatley, Parks Canada, 1977)

A Study of Surface-Mounted Door Locks from a Number of Archaeological Sites in Canada / Étude des serrures de portes montées en applique provenant d'un certain nombre de sites archéologiques du Canada History and Archaeology/Histoire et archéologie 25 (Peter J. Priess, Parks Canada, 1979)

Inverarden: Retirement Home of Fur Trader John McDonald of Garth / Inverarden: maison de John McDonald of Garth après qu'il se fût retiré du commerce des fourrures History and Archaeology/Histoire et archéologie 25 (Robert J. Burns, Parks Canada, 1979)

Early Settlement in Ontario Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 182 (Edward Mills, Parks Canada, 1971-72)

Reports on Selected Buildings in London, Ontario Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 266 (John Lutman, Parks Canada, 1976-77)

Some Early Ottawa Buildings Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 268 (C.J. Taylor, et al., Parks Canada, 1977)

Development of the Severn River and the Big Chute Lock Station Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 230 (William Beahen, Parks Canada, 1977)

Historic Structures of the Trent-Severn Waterway Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 283 (William Beahan, Parks Canada, 1978)

Bridges over the Trent-Severn Waterway Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 328 (W. George Richardson, Parks Canada, 1978)

Towards a History of the Kawartha-Otonabee Sector of the Trent-Severn Waterway Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 358 (Daniel Francis, Parks Canada, 1980)

The Archaeological Excavations at the Southwold Earthworks, 1935 and 1976 Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 314 (David G. Smith, Parks Canada, 1977)

Fort St. Joseph: A History Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 335 (Elizabeth Vincent, Parks Canada, 1978)

Fort St. Joseph: A Structural History Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 335 (Elizabeth Vincent, Parks Canada, 1978)

A History of the Smiths Falls Lock Stations, 1827-1978. Volume I Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 373 (Peter DeLottinville, Parks Canada, 1979)

A History of the Smiths Falls Lock Stations, 1827-1978. Volume II Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 373 (Peter DeLottinville, Parks Canada, 1979)

Fort Malden National Historic Park Management Plan / Parc Historique National du Fort Malden Plan Directeur (Parks Canada, 1983)

Provisional Master Plan, Pukaskwa National Park (Parks Canada, 1978)

Public Consultation Program — Phase One Response, Pukaskwa National Park (Parks Canada, undated, c1978)

Canada: A Playground for the Empire (Department of the Interior, undated)

Canoe Trips in Western Canada (Department of the Interior, 1930)

National Park Dreams Special Report: Completing the National Parks System (Max Finklestein, excerpt from Borealis: The Magazine of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, Vol. 3 No. 2 Issue 10, Spring 1992, ©CPAWS)

Overcoming Decades of Indifference: The Painful Process of Preserving Wildlerness (Kevin McNamee, excerpt from Borealis: The Magazine of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, Vol. 3 No. 2 Issue 10, Spring 1992, ©CPAWS)

Gulf of St. Lawrence Water Uses and Related Activities: A Cartographic Presentation / Golfe Saint-Laurent Utilisations des eaux et Activités Connexes: représentation cartographique Geographical Paper No. 53/Étude Géographique No. 53 (Wendy Simpson, ©Department of the Environment, Environment and Climate Change Canada, 1973)



Friends of Canada's National Parks
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society National Trust for Canada Network in Canadian History and Environment George Wright Society Canadian Parks Council

NPS History For information about the (U.S.) National Park Service, please visit our companion Website: NPSHistory.com


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