Castle Hill National Historic Site
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Parks Canada History

Castle Hill National Historic Site
(©Parks Canada)
National Parks of Canada Electronic Library

Welcome / Bienvenue! The National Parks of Canada Electronic Library is a portal to electronic publications covering the cultural and natural history of the Canadian park system, which includes 46 national parks/reserves, 169 historic sites (including 9 heritage canals), 4 marine conservation areas/reserves, 1 urban park and 1 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 not affiliated with the Government of Canada/Parks Canada, but is an independent effort to showcase the history of the Parks Canada Agency and the Canadian National Park and Historic Site System.
The information contained in this Website is historic 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.

Happy 100th Birthday to the (U.S.) National Park Service — formed on August 25th 1916!

New eLibrary Additions

Excavations at Castle Hill, 1977 (Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3, Volume 4, Volume 5, Volume 6, Volume 7) Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 46 (Roger T. Grange, Jr., Parks Canada, 1971)

Excavation at Castle Hill, Newfoundland in 1969 Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 79 (Bruce A. Morton, Parks Canada, 1970)

The Military History of Placentia: A Study of the French Fortifications / Placentia: 1713-1811 History and Archaeology No. 26 (Jean-Pierre Proulx, Parks Canada, 1979)

Histoire militaire de Plaisance: une étude sur les fortifications françaises / Plaisance: 1713-1811 Histoire et archéologie no 26 (Jean-Pierre Proulx, Parks Canada, 1979)

Appendices to "The History of Fort Langley, 1827-96", Canadian Historic Sites No. 20/Lieux historiques canadiens no 20 Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 222 (Mary K. Cullen, Parks Canada, 1973)

Les Fleurs Sauvages du Parc National des Lacs Waterton (Parcs Canada, 1982)

Historical Vignettes (Parks Canada, undated)
     Canadian Authors / La littéature canadienne
     Coming to Canada / L'Immigration au Canada
     La Francophonie: French Settlement / La francophonie: le peuplement français
     Making Homes and Making a Mark / Fonder un foyer, s'enraciner
     School Days / Le Chemin de l'école
     Scientists & Inventors / Scientifiques et Inventeurs
     Votes For Women / Les Femmes et le droit de vote

Visitor Guides / Guide du visiteur (Parks Canada)
     Bar U Ranch (English, French) (undated)
     Batoche (English/French) (2005)
     The Stone House — Motherwell Homestead (English, French) (1993)

Discovery Booklets / Livret découverte (Parks Canada)
     Batoche (English, French) (undated)
     Fort Battleford (English, French) (undated)
     Motherwell Homestead (English, French) (undated)

Canadian Historic Sites: Occasional Papers in Archaeology and History No. 20 (Parks Canada, 1979)
The History of Fort Langley, 1827-96 (Mary K. Cullen)
Ranch Houses of the Alberta Foothills (L.G. Thomas)

Lieux historiques canadiens: cahiers d'archéologie et d'histoire no 20 (Parcs Canada, 1979)
L'histoire du fort Langley, de 1827 à 1896 (Mary K. Cullen)
Les maisons de ranch des avant-monts de l'Alberta (L.G. Thomas)

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

NPS History For information about the (U.S.) National Park Service (1916-2016), please visit the Centennial Edition our companion Website:

Please note: Publications produced by Parks Canada, Environment Canada, and Natural Resources Canada are not in the public domain but are copyrighted by the Government of Canada (Crown). The electronic editions of these publications are for non-commercial purposes and do not permit re-use; please respect these copyright-holders by merely linking to this content and not re-posting. Please consult with the appropriate Government of Canada agencies for additional copyright clearance information. Due diligence has been employed in scanning these documents in an attempt to ensure the accuracy of the materials reproduced; however, these should not be viewed as official versions of the original nor having been made in affiliation with or endorsed by Parks Canada, Environment Canada, or Natural Resources Canada. Most of the electronic documents were scanned from the English-language edition of these publications, though we endeavour to provide either dual-language or French-language editions when possible.