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History of Parks Canada Electronic Library & Archive

Welcome! The History of Parks Canada Electronic Library and Archive is a portal to electronic publications covering the cultural and natural history of the Canadian National Parks System, which includes 47 national parks/reserves, one national urban park, 1,001 national historic sites (172 of which are administered by Parks Canada, including nine heritage canals), four national marine conservation areas/reserves, and one national landmark, along with documents from the history of the agency that has been entrusted to manage this System: Parks Canada.

This Website is an independent effort and is not affiliated with the Government of Canada/Parks Canada. The information contained in this Website is historical in scope and is not meant as an aid for travel planning; please refer to the official PARKS CANADA Website for current information.

Bienvenue! La Histoire de la bibliothèque électronique et archive de Parcs Canada est un portail de publications électroniques sur l’histoire culturelle et naturelle du réseau des parcs nationaux du Canada, qui inclut comprend 47 parcs nationaux / réserves, un parc urbain national, 1,001 lieux historiques nationaux (dont 172 sont administrés par Parcs Canada, y compris neuf canaux du patrimoine), quatre aires marines de conservation nationales, un point de repère national, ainsi que des documents de l'histoire de l'agence chargée de gérer ce système: Parcs Canada.

Ce site Web est un effort indépendant et n'est pas affilié au gouvernement du Canada / Parcs Canada. Les informations contenues sur ce site Web ont une portée historique et ne constituent pas une aide à la planification de voyages ; veuillez consulter le site Web officiel de PARCS CANADA pour obtenir des renseignements à jour.

Histoire de la bibliothèque électronique et archive de Parcs Canada


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Climate-induced fire regime amplification in Alberta, Canada (Ellen Whitman, Sean A Parks, Lisa M Holsinger and Marc-André Parisien, extract from Environmental Research Letters, Vol. 17, April 19, 2022)

Paleoecological Investigation of Vegetation, Climate and Fire History in, and Adjacent to, Kootenay National Park, Southeastern British Columbia, Canada (Thomas J. Rodengen, Marlow G. Pellatt and Karen E. Kohfeld, extract from Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, Vol. 9, 2022)

Projected changes in bird assemblages due to climate change in a Canadian system of protected areas (Marcel A. Gahbauer, Scott R. Parker, Joanna X. Wu, Cavan Harpur, Brooke L. Bateman, Darroch M. Whitaker, Douglas P. Tate, Lotem Taylor and Denis Lepage, extract from PLoS ONE, Vol. 17 No. 1, 2022)

Long-distance migratory movements and habitat selection of Snowy Owls in Nunavut (Jean-François Therrien, Gilles Gauthier, Joël Bêty and Gary Mouland, September 29, 2008)

Draft Management Plan, Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites / Plan directeur, Lieux historiques nationaux Fort Rodd Hill et du Phare-de-Fisgard (Parks Canada, 2022)

National Parks Traveler News Archive

Guided Conservation Hikes On Tap For Banff's Hidden Lake (NPT Staff, April 29, 2022)

Salt Fight Erupts In Wood Buffalo National Park (NPT Staff, April 26, 2022)

Alaska Gets 40 Bison From Canadian National Park (NPT Staff, April 23, 2022)

Backcountry Skier Killed In Yoho National Park (NPT Staff, April 23, 2022)

Parks Canada To Get Funds To Memorialize Former Residential School Sites (Jennifer Bain, April 13, 2022)

Avian Flu Discovered At Point Pelee National Park (NPT Staff, April 12, 2022)

New Seasonal Dog Ban For Part Of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve (NPT Staff, April 11, 2022)

Saskatchewan Anglers Asked To Weigh In On Park's Lake Trout Decline (Jennifer Bain, April 9, 2022)

Vancouver Island Military And Maritime Sites Seek Management Plan Input (Jennifer Bain, April 7, 2022)

Reservations Open For Festival Of Birds At Point Pelee (NPT Staff, April 6, 2022)

New Art Installation And Hotel For Jasper National Park (Jennifer Bain, April 5, 2022)

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