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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 47 national parks/reserves, one national urban park, 996 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 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, 996 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 la bibliothèque électronique de Parcs Canada


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The National Parks of Canada
(1936)

The National Parks of Canada (Parks Canada, 1936)

La présence du régiment Royal Artillery à Québec de 1759 à 1871: organisation, effectifs, fonctions Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 331 (Christian Rioux, Parks Canada, 1979)

Histoire sociale des miliciens de la bataille de la Châteauguay Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 361 (Michelle Guitard, Parks Canada, 1979)

Elements of Military Heritage: A Structural History of the Merrickville and Newboro Blockhouses, the Jones Falls and Whitefish Guardhouses, and the Jones Falls Defensible Lockmaster's House Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 372 (William Wylie and Thomas Newman, Parks Canada, 1980)

Excavations at the Fortress of Louisbourg of the de Pensens - de la Vallière Storehouse and New England Craftsmen's Shop, Lot D, Block 16 and of the Loppinot-Dangeac House and Property, Lot C, Block 16 Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 382 (Pierre Beaudet, Parks Canada, 1977)

Excavation of the Dastarit/Desroches Property in the Dauphin Fauxbourg, Operation 54L2 and 54L3f Fortress of Louisbourg Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 387 (Prince Chitwood, Parks Canada, 1977)

Explications sur le numérotage des moules de bouteilles de la Dominion Glass Company et de ses prédécesseurs Studies in Archaeology, Architecture, and History/Études en archéologie, architecture et histoire (George L. Miller and Elizabeth A. Jorgensen, Parcs Canada, 1986)

Les Basques et la pêche de la baleine au Labrador au XVIe siècle Studies in Archaeology, Architecture, and History/Études en archéologie, architecture et histoire (Jean-Pierre Proulx, Parcs Canada, 1993)

Management Statement, Carleton Martello Tower National Historic Site / Énoncé de gestion, Lieu historique national du Canada de la Tour-Martello-de-Carleton (Parks Canada, 2019)

Establishment of the Territorial Protected Area of Thaidene Nëné under the proposed Protected Areas Act / Création de l'aire protégée territoriale de Thaidene Nëné prévue par le projet de loi sur les aires protégées (Government of Northwest Territories, 2019)

A History of the Canadian Government Historic Sites Restoration Services (Ken Elder and François LeBlanc, February 2006)

Redan Battery and the Battle of Queenston Heights (Suzanne Plousos, extract from Northeast Historical Archaeology, Vol. 44 44, Article 4, 2015)

The Many Faces of Fort George National Historic Site of Canada: Insights into a Historic Fort's Transformation (Barbara Leskovec, extract from Northeast Historical Archaeology, Vol. 44 44, Article 7, 2015)

What We Have Learned: A Retrospective on Parks Canada War of 1812 Military Sites Archaeology (Joseph H. Last, extract from Northeast Historical Archaeology, Vol. 44 44, Article 2, 2015)

Backgrounder, Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site of Canada (Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society, undated)

History, Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site of Canada (Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society, undated)

A Dendroarchaeological Study of Wood from Fort Lennox National Historic Site, Île-aux-Noix, Québec (Emilie Young-Vigneault, Louis Filion and Allison Bain, extract from Northeast Historical Archaeology, Vol. 41 41, Article 9, 2012)

Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site's (FRNNHS) GO LEARN Restoration Project: Defining a Reference Ecosystem and Long-Term Propagation Planning Tool (Helena Mahoney for Parks Canada, May 2014)

Special Events in the National Historic Sites of Canada in Cape Breton: Replacement Class Screening Report (Parks Canada, August 2011)

Special Events in the National Historic Sites of Canada in Eastern Newfoundland: Replacement Class Screening Report (Parks Canada, December 2007)

Special Events in the Southwest Nova Scotia National Historic Sites of Canada: Replacement Class Screening Report Extension (Parks Canada, September 2005)

Final Report of the National Advisory Panel on Marine Protected Area Standards / Rapport final du Comité de conseil national sur les normes concernant les aires marines protégées Submitted to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard/Présenté au ministre des Pêches, des Océans et de la Garde côtière canadienne (Rémi Bujold and Mary Simon, co-chairs, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, September 26, 2018)

The Imappivut (Our Oceans) Marine Planning Initiative — An Inuit-led approach to marine management (Rodd Laing, Nunatsiavut Government, August 30, 2018)


Evaluation of Issues Related to the National Historic Sites of Canada Cost-Sharing Program / Évaluation des enjeux relatifs au programme de partage des frais des lieux historiques nationaux du Canada Final / Rapport final (Office of Internal Audit and Evaluation, Parks Canada, August 2008)

Evaluation of Parks Canada's Asset Management Program / Évaluation du programme de gestion des biens de Parcs Canada (Office of Internal Audit and Evaluation, Parks Canada, July 2009)

Evaluation of Parks Canada's General Class Contributions Program / Évaluation du Programme de contributions de catégorie générale de Parcs Canada Final Report / Rapport final (Office of Internal Audit and Evaluation, Parks Canada, March 16, 2017)

Evaluation of Parks Canada's Law Enforcement Program / Évaluation du programme d'application de la loi de Parcs Canada Final Report / Rapport final (Office of Internal Audit and Evaluation, March 16, 2017)

Evaluation of Parks Canada's National Establishment and Expansion Sub-Program / Évaluation du sous-programme de création et d'agrandissement de parcs nationaux de Parcs Canada Final Report / Rapport final (Office of Internal Audit and Evaluation, June 10, 2014)

Evaluation of Parks Canada's National Historic Site Designations / Évaluation des désignations de lieux historiques nationaux de Parcs Canada Final (Office of Internal Audit and Evaluation, Parks Canada, July 2015)

Evaluation of Parks Canada's National Parks Conservation / Évaluation de la conservation des parc nationaux de Parcs Canada Final Report / Rapport final (Office of Internal Audit and Evaluation, Parks Canada, May 16, 2014)

Evaluation of Parks Canada's Other Heritage Places Programs / Évaluation des programmes des autres lieux patrimoniaux de Parcs Canada Final (Office of Internal Audit and Evalution, Parks Canada, July 2015)

Evaluation of Parks Canada's Phase One of Oceans Action Plan / Évaluations de mise en oeuvre de la phase un du plan d'action pour les océans à Parcs Canada (Office of Internal Audit and Evaluation, Parks Canada, June 2007)

Evaluation of Parks Canada's Public Safety Program / Évaluation du programme de sécurité publique Parcs Canada (Performance, Audit and Review Group, Parks Canada, February 2005)

Evaluation of Parks Canada's Through Highway Management / Évaluation de la gestion des routes de transit de Parcs Canada Final Report / Rapport final (Office of Internal Audit and Evaluation, Parks Canada, November 22, 2010)

Evaluation of Parks Canada's Through Waterway Management / Évaluation de la gestion des voies navigables de transit de Parcs Canada (Office of Internal Audit and Evaluation, Parks Canada, January 10, 2012)

Evaluation of Parks Canada's Townsite Management Sub-Program / Évaluation du sous-programme Gestion lotissements urbains de Parcs Canada Final Report / Rapport final (Office of Internal Audit and Evaluation, Parks Canada, May 12, 2017)

Evaluation of Parks Canada's Visitor Service Offer / Évaluation de l'offre de services aux visiteurs de Parcs Canada (Office of Internal Audit and Evaluation, Parks Canada, March 5, 2012)



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