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History of Parks Canada Electronic Library

Welcome / Bienvenue! The History of Parks Canada Electronic Library is a portal to electronic publications covering the cultural and natural history of the Canadian national park system, which includes 46 national parks/reserves, one urban park, over 970 historic sites (171 of which are administered by Parks Canada, which includes nine heritage canals), four marine conservation areas/reserves, and one 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 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/Parcs Canada Websites for current information.


New eLibrary Additions

Étude de la population de Louisbourg: 1712-1745 Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 49 (Nicole Durand, Parks Canada, 1970)

Le Parc de l'Artillerie et les Fortifications de Québec. Etudes historiques présentées à l'occasion de las conférence des Sociétés Savantes, Québec, mai-juin 1976 (Parcs Canada, 1976)

Parks Canada Archaeology Manual, Volume 1: Excavation Records System (Parks Canada, 1977)

Exterior Recording Training Manual (R. Bray, S. Dale, W. Grainger and R. Harrold, Parks Canada, 1980)

Preserving Canada's Heritage: The Foundation for Tomorrow Report of the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development 42nd Parliament, 1st Session (Deborah Schulte, Chair, House of Commons, December 2017)

Préserver le patrimoine du Canada: Les fondements de notre avenir Rapport du Comité permanent de l'environnement et du développement durable 42e Législature, 1re Session (Deborah Schulte, la présidente, Chambres des Communes, Décembre 2017)

Superintendent James Morrow Walsh, North West Mounted Police: An Interpretive & Biographical Study (David Ross, December 1996)

Miscellaneous Historical Studies Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 160 (Georgina Wyman, Parks Canada, 1970)
     William Wilfred Campbell
     The Cariboo Gold Fields and Wagon Road
     Collins' Overland International Telegraph
     Sanford Fleming
     John Murray Gibbon
     Charles W. Gordon (Ralph Connor)
     Archibald Lampman
     New Westminster, B.C.
     Duncan Campbell Scott
     George Wrong

Jacques Cartier in Canada/Jacques Cartier au Canada (Michelle Guitard, National Library of Canada, 1984)

Management Plan, Fort St. Joseph National Historic Site / Plan Directeur, lieu historique national du Fort-St. Joseph (Parks Canada, 2017)

Management Plan, Fort Battleford National Historic Site / Plan Directeur, lieu historique national du Fort-Battleford (Parks Canada, 2017)

Management Plan, Signal Hill National Historic Site / Plan Directeur, lieu historique national de Signal Hill (Parks Canada, Draft October 2017)

Range studies in Banff National Park, 1953 Canadian Wildlife Service Wildlife Management Bulletin Series 1 Number 13 (Robert Webb, Canadian Wildlife Service, ©Her Majesty The Queen in Right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of Environment, 1957)

Denning habits of the polar bear (Ursus maritimus Phipps) Canadian Wildlife Service Report Series No. 5 (C. Richard Harington, ©Her Majesty The Queen in Right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, 1968)

Saskatoon wetlands seminar Canadian Wildlife Service Report Series No. 6 (©Her Majesty The Queen in Right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, 1969)

Histoire naturelle du Gode, Alca torda, L., dans le golfe Saint-Laurent, province de Québec, Canada Canadian Wildlife Service Report Series No. 7 (Jean Bédard, ©Her Majesty The Queen in Right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, 1969)

The dynamics of Canadian arctic fox populations Canadian Wildlife Service Report Series No. 8 (A.H. Macpherson, ©Her Majesty The Queen in Right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, 1969)

Breeding biology of California and ring-billed gulls: a study of ecological adaptations to the inland habitat Canadian Wildlife Service Report Series No. 12 (Kees Vermeer, ©Her Majesty The Queen in Right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of Environment, 1970)

Geographical variation in the polar bear (Ursus maritimus Phipps) Canadian Wildlife Service Report Series No. 13 (T.H. Manning, ©Her Majesty The Queen in Right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of Environment, 1970)

Effects of phosphamidon on forest birds in New Brunswick Canadian Wildlife Service Report Series No. 16 (C. David Fowle, ©Her Majesty The Queen in Right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of Environment, 1972)

Is the Migratory Behavior of Montane Elk Herds in Peril? The Case of Alberta's Ya Ha Tinda Elk Herd (Mark Hebblewhite, Evelyn H. Merrill, Luigi E. Morgantini, Clifford A. White, James R. Allen, Eldon Bruns, Linda Thurston and Tomas E. Hurd, extract from Wildlife Society Bulletin, 34(5), December 2010)

Burning at the Edge: Integrating Biophysical and Eco-Cultural Fire Processes in Canada's National Parks and Protected Areas (Clifford A. White, Daniel D.B. Perrakis, Victor G. Kafka and Timothy Ennis, extract from Fire Ecology, Vol. 7 Issue 1, 2011)

Plains Bison Restoration in the Canadian Rocky Mountains: Ecological and Management Considerations (Clifford A. White, E. Gwyn Langemann, C. Cormack Gates, Charles E. Kay, Todd Shury and Thomas E. Hurd, extract from Crossing Boundaries in Park Management: Proceedings of the 11th Conference on Research and Resource Management in Parks and on Public Lands, ©The George Wright Society, 2001)

Banff Bison Restoration: Summary of a Proposal by the Eleanor Luxton Historical Foundation (Eleanor Luxton Historical Foundation, September 8, 2010)

Recovery Strategy for the Wood Bison (Bison bison athabascae) in Canada / Programme de rétablissement du bison des bois (Bison bison athabascae) au Canada Species at Risk Act Recovery Strategy Series (2016, ©Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, represented by the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Canada)

Wood Bison Management Strategy for the Northwest Territories: 2010-2020 (Northwest Territories Environment and Natural Resources, undated)

Elk Island National Park Conservation Transfer History (1907-2012) (Parks Canada, 2012)

Status of Bats (Chiroptera) in 2013, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada (Greg Horne, Parks Canada, March 31, 2013)

Multi-Species Occupancy Monitoring using Snow Surveys in Banff National Park (Jesse Whittington and Karsten Heuer, Parks Canada, June 2012)

Multispecies Snowtracking Surveys (Jesse Whittington, 2012)

Banff National Park Pika Monitoring 2013 Summary Report (Julie Timmins, Anne Forshner and Jesse Whittington, Parks Canada, December 2013)

Pika Populations, Banff and Kootenay National Parks (Julie Timmins, 2014)

Resource Conservation, Banff Field Unit: Report from the Field — 2011 / Conservation des ressouces, Unité de gestion de Banff: Rapport des activités sur le terrain — 2011 (Parks Canada, 2012)

Summary of Songbird Trends in Banff National Park: 2007 to 2011 (Jesse Whittington and Anne Forshner, Parks Canada, January 2014)

Brochures: Fundy (1950)Glacier and Mount Revelstoke (1949)Kootenay, Yoho, Glacier and Mount Revelstoke (1941) (Parks Canada)



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 historical information about the (U.S.) National Park Service, please visit our companion Website: NPSHistory.com


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