Riding Mountain National Park

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Riding Mountain Park East Gate Registration Complex
National Historic Site
National Parks of Canada Electronic Library

Welcome / Bienvenue! The National Parks of Canada Electronic Library is a portal to electronic publications covering the cultural and natural history of the Canadian park system, which includes 46 national parks/reserves, 171 historic sites (including 9 heritage canals), 4 marine conservation areas/reserves, 1 urban park and 1 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.

New eLibrary Additions

Miscellaneous Historical Studies Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 165 (Bill Russell, Parks Canada, 1975)

A Study of Embrasures: Shapes and Methods of Construction, 1820-65 Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 369 (John H. Grenville, Parks Canada, 1980)

Manufacturing Typology for Tin Containers from the Arctic Salvage Project Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 299 (Barbara J. Wade, Parks Canada, 1978)

The Primary Textile Industry in Canada: History and Heritage (A.B. McCullough, 1992)

Annotated Bibliography for the Study of Building Hardware / Bibliographie annotée pour l'étude de la quincaillerie du bâtiment History and Archaeology/Histoire et archéologie 21 (Peter J. Priess, Parks Canada, 1978)

Overview: Fish Creek Battle/Bataille de Fish Creek, Fort Walsh, Riding Mountain, Riding Mountain Park East Gate Registration Complex (Parks Canada, undated)

Summary of prescribed fire in Prince Albert National Park 2015 (Parks Canada, 2015)

Self-Guiding Trail Guides — Prince Albert: Boundary Bog (English), Mud Creek (English), Treebeard (English), Treebeard (French); Riding Mountain: Arrowhead (English), Arrowhead (French), Brûlé (French), Kippan's Mill (English) (Parks Canada)

Nature Notes: Athabasca Glacier-Columbia Icefield (Parks Canada, c1960s?)

Canada's World Heritage Sites / Sites Canadiens du Patrimoine Mondial (Parks Canada)

Global Expectations, Local Pressures: Some Dilemmas of a World Heritage Site (Claire Campbell, extract from the Journal of the Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society, Vol. 11, 2008, digital edition courtesy of ©The Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society, all rights reserved)

Lieux historiques canadiens: cahiers d'archéologie et d'histoire no 25 (Mathilde Brosseau, Parcs Canada, 1980)
Le style néo-gothique dans l'architecture au Canada

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 (1916-2016), please visit the Centennial Edition our companion Website:

Please note: Publications produced by Parks Canada, Environment Canada, and Natural Resources Canada are not in the public domain but are copyrighted by the Government of Canada (Crown). The electronic editions of these publications are for non-commercial purposes and do not permit re-use; please respect these copyright-holders by merely linking to this content and not re-posting. Please consult with the appropriate Government of Canada agencies for additional copyright clearance information. Due diligence has been employed in scanning these documents in an attempt to ensure the accuracy of the materials reproduced; however, these should not be viewed as official versions of the original nor having been made in affiliation with or endorsed by Parks Canada, Environment Canada, or Natural Resources Canada. Most of the electronic documents were scanned from the English-language edition of these publications, though we endeavour to provide either dual-language or French-language editions when possible.