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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 Parks System, which includes 46 national parks/reserves, one national urban park, 978 national historic sites (171 of which are administered by Parks Canada, which includes 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/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

White Salt Glaze Stoneware from the Fortress of Louisbourg Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 98 (Kathleen Lynch, Parks Canada, 1972)

Artisans at Louisbourg Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 98 (Blaine Adams, Parks Canada, 1972)

La redoute dauphine à Québec Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 104 (Louis R. Richer, Parks Canada, 1967)

Le four à pain à Québec aux XVIIe et XVIIIe siecles. Volume I Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 235 (Alain Rainville, Parks Canada, 1977)

Le four à pain à Québec aux XVIIe et XVIIIe siecles. Volume II Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 235 (Alain Rainville, Parks Canada, 1977)

A Guide for the Description of Building Hardware (P.J. Priess, B.A. Morton and B. Lester, Parks Canada, September 1971)

A Substantial Expression of Confidence: the Northern Commercial Company Store, Dawson, 1897-1951 History and Archaeology/Histoire et archéologie 63 (Margaret Archibald, Parks Canada, 1982)

Plans de l'architecture domestique inventoriés aux Archives nationales du Québec à Montréal History and Archaeology/Histoire et archéologie 4a (André Giroux, Nicole Cloutier et Rodrigue Bédard, Parks Canada, 1975)

Plans de l'architecture commerciale et industrielle inventoriés aux Archives nationales du Québec à Montréal History and Archaeology/Histoire et archéologie 4b (André Giroux, Nicole Cloutier et Rodrigue Bédard, Parks Canada, 1975)

Plans de l'architecture publique, de l'architecture religieuse et du génie mécanique inventoriés aux Archives nationales du Québec à Montréal History and Archaeology/Histoire et archéologie 4c (André Giroux, Nicole Cloutier et Rodrigue Bédard, Parks Canada, 1975)

A Preliminary Assessment of the Native Fish Stocks of Jasper National Park Part 3 of a Fish Management Plan for Jasper National Park (David W. Mayhood, Freshwater Research Limited for Parks Canada, July 1992)

Limnological Survey of the Lake Louise Area, Banff National Park: Part 2 — The Lakes (D.W. Mayhood and R.S. Anderson, Canadian Wildlife Service for Parks Canada, 1976)

Management Plan, Lachine Canal National Historic Site of Canada / Plan Directeur, Lieu historique national du Canada du Canal-de-Lachine (Parks Canada, 2018)

Management Plan, Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site of Canada / Plan Directeur, Lieu historique national du Canada des Fortifications-de-Québec (Parks Canada, 2018)

Management Plan, Prince Albert National Park of Canada / Plan Directeur, Parc national du Canada de Prince Albert (Parks Canada, 2018)

Notes on the present status of the polar bear in James Bay and Belcher Islands area Canadian Wildlife Service Occasional Paper Number 26 (Charles Jonkel, Pauline Smith, Ian Stirling and George B. Kolenosky, ©Her Majesty The Queen in Right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, 1976)

Birds and mammals of the Belcher, Sleeper, Ottawa, and King George Islands, Northwest Territories Canadian Wildlife Service Occasional Paper Number 28 (T.H. Manning, ©Her Majesty The Queen in Right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, 1976)

Migration and population dynamics of the Peace-Athabasca Delta goldeye population Canadian Wildlife Service Occasional Paper Number 31 (D.B. Donald and A. H. Kooyman, ©Her Majesty The Queen in Right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, 1977)

Observations of Mallards in the parkland of Alberta Canadian Wildlife Service Occasional Paper Number 36 (Michael F. Sorensen, ©Her Majesty The Queen in Right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, 1978)

Population ecology studies of the polar bear in northern Labrador Canadian Wildlife Service Occasional Paper Number 42 (Ian Stirling and H.P.L. Kiliaan, ©Her Majesty The Queen in Right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, 1980)

Polynyas in the Canadian Arctic Canadian Wildlife Service Occasional Paper Number 45 (Ian Stirling and Holly Cleator, eds., ©Her Majesty The Queen in Right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, 1981)



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