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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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The Rare Plants of the Mingan Archipelago / Les plantes rares de l'archipel de Mingan (Line Couillard, Pierre Grondin and Denise Pelletier, Parks Canada, 1987)

Lower Fort Garry: A History of the Stone Fort (Robert Watson, 1928, ©Hudson's Bay Company)

The Battle of the Restigouche Maritime Museum of Canada Occasional Paper No. 10 (C.H. Little, ed., 1962)

Beads from Fort Beauséjour, New Brunswick Research Bulletin No. 161 (Karlis Karklins, Parks Canada, July 1981)

Bennett City : a gold rush phenomenon Research Bulletin No. 305 (David Hems and Peter Nieuwhof, Parks Canada, May 1994)

Historic Forts and Trading Posts of the French regime and the English Fur Trading Companies (Ernest Voorhis, comp., Department of the Interior, 1930)

One Beat in the Infinite Heart of Haida Gwaii (Nang Kaa Klaagangs (Ernie Gladstone) and Brady Ruyin Yu, extract from Park Stewardship Forum, Vol. 39 No. 1, 2023)

Progress Report: Trends in Mammal Populations of Cape Breton Highlands National Park over a Five-Year Period (M.C. Bateman, November 1984)

Management Plan: Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site / Plan directeur : Parc national et lieu historique national Kejimkujik (Parks Canada, 2022)

National Parks Traveler News

Funding Infusion For Infrastructure Improvements At Four Ontario Sites (NPT Staff, January 25, 2023)

Major Restoration Announced For Kootenay National Park’s Aquacourt (NPT Staff, January 24, 2023)

Priority Road And Bridge Improvements On Tap For Two Newfoundland Sites (NPT Staff, January 23, 2023)

Parks Canada Restricts Road Access To Moraine Lake In Banff (NPT Staff, January 16, 2023)

Point Pelee National Park Closed For Annual Deer Cull (NPT Staff, January 15, 2023)

Parks Canada Searches For Nááts'įhch'oh Superintendent (NPT Staff, January 11, 2023)

New Management Plan For Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site (NPT Staff, January 10, 2023)

New Management Plan For Rideau Canal National Historic Site (NPT Staff, January 9, 2023)

Winter Activities Slated For Lachine Canal National Historic Site (NPT Staff, January 8, 2023)

Forillon National Park Unveils New Management Plan (NPT Staff, January 3, 2023)

Working With The Inuit, Parks Canada Resumes Franklin Wreck Research (NPT Staff, January 1, 2023)

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