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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, 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 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 de Parcs Canada


New eLibrary Additions
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The Forges du Saint-Maurice: Beginnings of the Iron and Steel Industry in Canada, 1730-1883 / Les Forges du Saint-Maurice : Les débuts de l'industrie sidérurgique au Canada, 1730-1883 (Roch Samson, Parks Canada, 1998)

Views From Fort Battleford: Constructed Visions of an Anglo-Canadian West (Walter Hildebrandt, Athabasca University Press, December 2008)

The Battle of Batoche (Walter Hildebrandt, extract from Prairie Forum, Vol. 10 No. 1, Spring 1985, ©Canadian Plains Research Center)

Visual Depictions of Upper Fort Garry (Brad Loewen and Gregory G. Monks, extract from Prairie Forum, Vol. 13 No. 1, Spring 1988, ©Canadian Plains Research Center)

"Victuals to Put into our Mouths": Environmental Perspectives on Fur Trade Provisioning Activities at Cumberland House, 1775-1782 (George Colpitts, extract from Prairie Forum, Vol. 22 No. 1, Spring 1997, ©Canadian Plains Research Center)

Whooping Crane Conservation Update, Wood Buffalo National Park / LE POINT sur la conservation de la grue blanche, Parc national Wood Buffalo (Parks Canada, September 2021)

Briefing Book: Appearance before the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development / Cahier d'information: Témoignage devant le Comité permanent de l'environnement et du développement durable (Jonathan Wilkinson, Environment and Climate Change Canada, May 12, 2021)

Emerging policy opportunities for United States–Canada transboundary connectivity conservation (Karen F. Beazley, Gabriel Oppler, Leanna R. Heffner, Jessica Levine, Aaron Poe and Gary Tabor, extract from Parks Stewardship Forum, Vol. 37 No. 3, 2021)

Brochure: Welcome to Fort Battleford National Historic Site / Bienvenue au lieu historique national du Fort-Battleford (Parks Canada, 2021)

Brochure: Elk Island National Park/Parc national d'Elk Island (Parks Canada, 1977)

National Parks Traveler News

Moose Reduction Program At Gros Morne National Park Entering Second Decade (NPT Staff, September 23, 2021)

Canada Investing In Future Of Woodland Caribou (NPT Staff, September 16, 2021)

Canada's Bruce Peninsula National Park Gains 28 Acres (NPT Staff, September 13, 2021)

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