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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, 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
Featured Publication
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Guardians of the Wild: A History of the Warden Service of Canada's National Parks

Guardians of the Wild: A History of the Warden Service of Canada's National Parks (Robert J. Burns with Michael J. Schintz, Parks Canada, January 1999)

Merrickville and District / Merrickville et Région (Parks Canada and Merrickville and District Historical Society, c1980)

Merrickville District: A Driving Tour / La Région de Merrickville: excursion en voiture (Richard Gibson)

Merrickville Village: A Walking Tour / La Village de Merrickville: promenade à pied (Wm. Henry)

Merrickville Lockstation: A Walking Tour / La Poste d'Eclusage de Merrickville: promenade à pied (Wm. Henry)

The Blockhouse Museum / Le Musée du Blockhaus

"Freedom in the Midst of Nature": German Prisoners of War in Riding Mountain National Park (Michael O'Hagan, extract from Forest History Today, Vol. 23 No. 2, Fall 2017)

"Everything changed!" — the ramification of the Second World War on the Canadian North (©Raynald Harvey Lemelin, Michael S. Beaulieu and David Ratz, extract from Journal of Tourism Futures, Vol. 6 No. 1, 2020)

Military Button Manufacturers from the London Directories, 1800-1899 (Peter Nayler, Parks Canada, 1993)

The Struggle for Indigenous Representation in Canadian National Parks: The Case of the Haida Totem Poles in Jasper (Jason W. Johnston and Courtney Mason, extract from Journal of Indigenous Research, Vol. 8, Issue 2020, March 2020)

Annual Report, Jasper National Park of Canada / Rapport annuel, Parc national du Canada Jasper (Parks Canada, 2019)

Healthy Nature, Healthy People: A Call to Put Nature Protection at the Heart of Canada's COVID-19 Recovery Strategies State of the Parks Report (Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, 2020)

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