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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


New eLibrary Additions
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©Parks Canada/Parcs Canada

The Rideau Route: Exploring the Pre-Canal Waterway (©Ken W. Watson, 2007)

Draft Management Plan, Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site of Canada (including Peterborough Lift Lock National Historic Site of Canada) / Ébauche du plan directeur, Lieu historique national du Canada de la Voie-Navigable-Trent-Severn (y compris le lieu historique national de l'Écluse-Ascenseur-de-Peterborough) (Parks Canada, 2022)

Accommodation Guide: Canada's National Parks (Canadian Government Travel Bureau, 1964)

Management Plan: S.S. Klondike National Historic Site of Canada / Plan Directeur: Lieu historique national du Canada S.S. Klondike (Parks Canada, 2022)

Evolution of Buildings' Color at Ryan Premises (Parks Canada, c2016)

Pitawellkek: A 2000 year old archaeological site in Malpeque Bay (Helen Kristmanson, extract from The Island Magazine, Fall/Winter 2019)

Behaviour and Social Organization of the Wild Bison of Wood Buffalo National Park, Canada (W.A. Fuller, extract from Arctic, Vol. 13 No. 1, March 1960)

Descriptions of Wolf Attacks on Bison Calves in Wood Buffalo National Park (L.N. Carbyn and T. Trottier, extract from Arctic, Vol. 41 No. 4, December 1988)

Food Consumption Patterns and Use of Country Foods by Native Canadians Near Wood Buffalo National Park, Canada (Eleanor E. Wein, Jean Henderson Sabry and Frederick T. Evers, extract from Arctic, Vol. 44 No. 3, September 1991)

The Political Economy of Bison Management in Wood Buffalo National Park (Patricia A. McCormack, extract from Arctic, Vol. 45 No. 4, December 1992)

Cougars (Puma concolor) in The Northwest Territories and Wood Buffalo National Park (Robert J. Gau, Robert Mulders, Tamara Lamb andLibby Gunn, extract from Arctic, Vol. 54 No. 2, June 2001)

A Note on Historical Mortality in a Northern Bison Population (Theresa A. Ferguson and Frank Laviolette, extract from Arctic, Vol. 45 No. 1, March 1992)

Dynamics and Origin of Saline Soils on the Slims River Delta, Kluane National Park, Yukon Territory (Stuart A. Harris, extract from Arctic, Vol. 43 No. 2, June 1990)

Food Habits of Wolves in Kluane National Park (John B. Theberge and Thomas J. Cottrell, extract from Arctic, Vol. 30 No. 3, September 1977)

Bathymetry and Sediment Geochemistry of Lake Hazen (Quttinirpaaq National Park, Ellesmere Island, Nunavut) (G. Köck, D. Muir, F. Yang, X. Wang, C. Talbot, N. Gantner and D. Moser, extract from Arctic, Vol. 65 No. 1, March 2012)

National Parks Traveler News

Learn-To-Camp Sessions On Tap In Newfoundland (NPT Staff, July 27, 2022)

Where Mi'kmaq, Acadian, French And British Cultures Converged (Jennifer Bain, July 26, 2022)

A Literary Pilgrimage To Prince Edward Island (Jennifer Bain, July 25, 2022)

Trent-Severn Waterway Starts To Finalize Its Management Plan (NPT Staff, July 21, 2022)

First Look At The Proposed Pituamkek National Park Reserve (Jennifer Bain, July 18, 2022)

New Floating Walkway For Pukaskwa National Park (NPT Staff, July 18, 2022)

Protecting P.E.I.'s Sand Dunes From Footsteps (Jennifer Bain, July 13, 2022)

175th Anniversary Of Irish Tragedy Marked At Quebec Site (NPT Staff, July 12, 2022)

Charge Laid After Two Foxes Killed In Gros Morne (NPT Staff, July 11, 2022)

Peacock Euthanized In Alberta Mountain Park (NPT Staff, July 10, 2022)

Americans Can Win Parks Canada Passes And Sabbatical (NPT Staff, July 9, 2022)

New Campground Opens In Cape Breton Highlands (NPT Staff, July 6, 2022)

Thousand Islands National Park Wants More Visitors (NPT Staff, July 5, 2022)

New Pacific Rim Multi-Use Pathway Unveiled (NPT Staff, July 4, 2022)

Exploring All Five Stops Of The Halifax Defence Complex (Jennifer Bain, July 3, 2022)

Walking Among Kejimkujik’s Troubled Hemlocks (Jennifer Bain, July 1, 2022)

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