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History of Parks Canada Electronic Library

Welcome! The History of Parks Canada Electronic Library is a portal to electronic publications covering the cultural and natural history of the Canadian National Parks System, which includes 46 national parks/reserves, one national urban park, 990 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 Parcs Canada Bibliothèque Électronique est un portail de publications électroniques sur l’histoire culturelle et naturelle du réseau des parcs nationaux du Canada, qui inclut comprend 46 parcs nationaux / réserves, un parc urbain national, 990 lieux historiques nationaux (dont 172 sont administrés par Parcs Canada, y compris neuf canaux du patrimoine), quatre aires marines de conservation nationales et 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 Parcs Canada Bibliothèque Électronique


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Framework for History and Commemoration: National Historic Sites System Plan
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Le cadre pour l'histoire et la commémoration: Le plan du réseau des lieux historiques nationaux

Report on Archives in Great Britain: Lists of Acquisitions Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 278 (Richard J. Young, Parks Canada, 1977)

Un village en mutation, Compton de 1880 à 1920 Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 279 (Marcel Bellavance, Parcs Canada, 1977)

The History and Archaeology of a North West Company Trading Post and a Hudson's Bay Company Transport Depot, Lac La Loche, Saskatchewan Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 280 (Donald N. Steer, Parks Canada, 1977)

Terminology Used by Parks Canada/Terminologie en usage à Parcs Canada Terminology Bulletin 236/Bulletin de terminologie 236 (Sylvie Bouchard, Public Works and Government Services Canada with Parks Canada, 1997)

Framework for History and Commemoration: National Historic Sites System Plan / Le cadre pour l'histoire et la commémoration: Le plan du réseau des lieux historiques nationaux (Parks Canada, 2019)

Proposed policy and regulations for Canada's national marine conservation areas: discussion paper / Politique et règlements proposés pour les aires marines nationales de conservation du Canada: document de travail (Parks Canada, May 2019)

National Parks of Canada (T.A. Crerar, CBC Radio talk, February 17, 1937)

National Parks and Historic Sites (T.A. Crerar, CBC Radio talk, February 20, 1939)

Management Plan, Rouge National Urban Park / Plan Directeur, Parc urbain national de la Rouge (Parks Canada, 2019)

Departmental Plan, Parks Canada Agency: 2019-2020 / Plan ministériel, Agence Parcs Canada: 2019-2020 (Parks Canada, 2019)

Trans-Canada Highway Wildlife Monitoring and Research, Final Report. Part B: Research Conservation Science for the Management of Transportation Systems and Fragmentation-sensitive species in the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks (A.P. Clevenger and M. Barrueto, eds., for Parks Canada, July 2014)

Banff Wildlife Crossings Project: Integrating Science and Education in Restoring Population Connectivity Across Transportation Corridors (Anthony P. Clevenger, Adam T. ford and Michael A. Sawaya, for Parks Canada, June 11, 2009)

Highway Wildlife Mitigation Opportunities for The Trans-Canada Highway in the Bow River Valley Final Report (Tracy Lee, Anthony Clevenger and Robert Ament, for Alberta Ecotrust Foundation, August 2012)

Factors Influencing the Effectiveness of Wildlife Underpasses in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada (Anthony P. Clevenger and Nigel Waltho, extract from Conservation Biology, Vol. 14 No. 1, February 2000)

Strategic highway improvements to minimize environmental impacts within the Canadian Rocky Mountain National Parks (T.M. McGuire and J.F. Morrall, extract from Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, Vol. 27, 2000, ©NRC Press)

Genetic connectivity for two bear species at wildlife crossing structures in Banff National Park (Michael A. Sawaya, Steven T. Kalinowski and Anthony P. Clevenger, extract from Processings of the Royal Society B, Vol. 281, 2014, ©The Authors)

Highway 16 Jasper National Park: Mitigation and Opportunities Assessment Final Report (Anthony Clevenger and Mirjam Barrueto, for Parks Canada, December 2016)

Mitigation multi-species mortality and fragmentation on the Trans-Canada Highway, Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks, British Columbia Final Report (Anthony P. Clevenger, Michael A. Sawaya, Erin L. Landguth and Ben Dorsey, for Parks Canada, November 2014)

Trans-Canada Highway Yoho, National Park: Mitigation and Opportunities Assessment for Wildlife Final Report (Anthony P. Clevenger, Michael A. Sawaya and Erin L. Landguth, for McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd., January 2017)

Bear Management Plans in Canadian National Parks: Fifteen Essential Elements Thesis (©John Stuart Taylor, University of Calgary, May 1984)

The Athabasca Trail (S.C. Ells, 1926)

Commemorative Integrity Statement, Banting House National Historic Site of Canada (Parks Canada, February 2002)

Master Plan for the Reduction of Greenhouse Gas (CHG) Emissions within Parks Canada's Operations / Plan directeur de réduction des émissions de gaz à effet de serre découlant des activités de Parcs Canada (Parks Canada, March 2015)

State Party Report on the State of Conservation of Wood Buffalo National Park World Heritage Site (Canada) (Parks Canada, December 1, 2018)

Amphibian Surveys in Banff National Park and adjacent areas 1992-1998 (Diane & Mike McIvor, Bow Valley Naturalists, January 1999)

Amphibian Surveys in Banff National Park and adjacent areas 1998 (Diane & Mike McIvor, Bow Valley Naturalists, January 1999)

Amphibian Surveys in Banff National Park and adjacent areas 1999 (Diane & Mike McIvor, Bow Valley Naturalists, November 1999)

Amphibian Surveys in Banff National Park and adjacent areas 2000 (Diane & Mike McIvor, Bow Valley Naturalists, February 2001)

Amphibian Surveys in Banff National Park and adjacent areas 2001 (Diane & Mike McIvor, Bow Valley Naturalists, February 2002)

Amphibian Surveys in Banff National Park and adjacent areas 2004 (Diane & Mike McIvor, Bow Valley Naturalists, February 2005)

Amphibian Surveys in the Bow Valley (including some reptile observations) and some additional observations in Banff National Park 1992, 1993, 1994 Seasons (Diane McIvor, Bow Valley Naturalists, c1995)

Amphibian Surveys in the Bow Valley, Banff National Park 1995 (Diane & Mike McIvor, Bow Valley Naturalists, February 1996)

Amphibian Surveys in the Bow Valley, Banff National Park 1996 (Diane & Mike McIvor, Bow Valley Naturalists, November 1996)



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


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