Parks Canada History

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Kootenay National Park, British Columbia

History of Parks Canada Electronic Library
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(Parks Canada, January 2016)


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 Parks System, which includes 46 national parks/reserves, one national urban park, 978 national historic sites (171 of which are administered by Parks Canada, which includes 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/Parcs 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/Parcs Canada Websites for current information.


New eLibrary Additions

Let's Talk Parks, Canada! Minister's Round Table on Parks Canada / Parlons de Parcs Canada! Table ronde de la ministre sur Parcs Canada (Parks Canada, 2018)


Répertoire des méthodes de péche utilisées sur le fleuve et le golfe Saint-Laurent Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 83 (Marcel Mousette, Parks Canada, Avril 1968)

An Archaeological Survey of the Prehistoric and Historic Resources of Kootenay National Park Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 129 (D.H. Mitchell and W. Choquette, Parks Canada, April 1974)

The Carrier Indians in the 19th Century: A Study in Metropolitan-Satellite Relations Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 129 (Wallis M. Smith, Parks Canada, November 1972)

Prince of Wales' Fort: A Social History 1717-1782 Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 371 (Michael Payne, Parks Canada, 1979)

Fishing at Grande-Grave in the Early 1900s / La pêche à Grande-Grave au début du XXe siècle History and Archaeology/Histoire et archéologie 4 (Roch Samson, Parks Canada, 1980)

Management Plan, Yoho National Park / Plan Directeur, Parc national Yoho du Canada (Parks Canada, May 2000)

Management Plan, Kootenay National Park / Plan Directeur, Parc national Kootenay du Canada (Parks Canada, May 2000)

Lake Louise Community Plan, Banff National Park of Canada (Parks Canada, June 2001)

Technologie de la conservation architecturale — Volume I: Gestion de projet (Parks Canada, 1993)

Technologie de la conservation architecturale — Volume II: Relevés des richesses du patrimoine (Parks Canada, 1993)

Technologie de la conservation architecturale — Volume III: Analyse des sites historiques (Parks Canada, 1993)

Technologie de la conservation architecturale — Volume IV: Conception et mise en valeur (Parks Canada, 1993)

Technologie de la conservation architecturale — Volume V: Entretien pour fins de conservation (Parks Canada, 1993)

Technologie de la conservation architecturale — Volume VI: Conservation des matériaux (Parks Canada, 1993)

Technologie de la conservation architecturale — Volume VII: Techniques de construction d'époque (Parks Canada, 1993)

Bird Species List, Gulf Islands National Park Reserve / Liste de espèces d'oiseaux, parc national du Canada des Île-Gulf (Parks Canada, June 2008)

Fact Sheets, Gulf Islands National Park Reserve / Fiche d’information, parc national du Canada des Île-Gulf:
Intertidal Bilvalve Monitoring / Surveillance des bivalves intertidaux (Parks Canada, January 2012)
Eeelgrass Monitoring / Surveillance des herbiers de zost&eagrave;re (Parks Canada, January 2014)
Forest Songbird Monitoring / Surveillance des oiseaux chanteurs forestiers (Parks Canada, January 2012)

The first ten years of the co-operative Breeding Bird Survey in Canada Canadian Wildlife Service Report Series No. 42 (Anthony J. Erskine, ©Her Majesty The Queen in Right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, 1978)

Migratory game bird hunters and hunting in Canada Canadian Wildlife Service Report Series No. 43 (H. Boyd and G.H. Finney, eds., ©Her Majesty The Queen in Right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, 1978)

Breeding birds of Long Point, Lake Erie Canadian Wildlife Service Report Series No. 44 (Jon D. McCracken, Michael S.W. Bradstreet and Geoffrey L. Holroyd, ©Her Majesty The Queen in Right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, 1981)

A natural history of Digges Sound Canadian Wildlife Service Report Series No. 46 (A.J. Gaston, D.K. Cairns, R.D. Elliot and D.G. Noble, ©Her Majesty The Queen in Right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, 1985)

Sea-birds of Bonaventure Island (Canadian Wildlife Service, ©Her Majesty The Queen in Right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, 1973)

Booklet (English): Canada's Mountain Playgrounds (Parks Canada, 1941)



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

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


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