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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 46 national parks/reserves, one national urban park, 987 national historic sites (171 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 Parcs Canada Bibliothèque Électronique est un portail de publications électroniques sur l’histoire culturelle et naturelle du réseau des parcs nationaux du Canada, qui inclut comprend 46 parcs nationaux / réserves, un parc urbain national, 987 lieux historiques nationaux (dont 171 sont administrés par Parcs Canada, y compris neuf canaux du patrimoine), quatre aires marines de conservation nationales et 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 Parcs Canada Bibliothèque Électronique


May 19 marked the 5th anniversary of ParksCanadaHistory.com. Our thanks to Parks Canada for granting us permission to scan their documents, to Dr. Alan MacEachern for his counsel in helping us get off the ground and to those who have contributed materials over the past five years. You've helped us make, what we hope, is a useful and educational resource for those who are passionate about the National Parks and Historic Sites of Canada. For a trip down memory lane, here's an image of our first home page. Your feedback is always welcomed!


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New eLibrary Additions

Les vestiges militaires du Cap Lauzon, à Deschambault Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 232 (Rémi Chénier, Parcs Canada, 1976)

Fouilles archéologiques d'un bloc domestique aux Forges du Saint-Maurice en 1974 (25G51) Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 232 (Alison McGain, Parcs Canada, 1977)

Un secteur d'habitation d'ouvriers (2507-2508) aux Forges du Saint-Maurice, 1973-1975 Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 254 (P. Drouin, Parcs Canada, 1977)

La structuration sociale du village industriel des forges du Saint-Maurice: étude quantitative et qualitative Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 259 (Marie-France Fortier, Parcs Canada, 1977)

Le phénomène du transport de bâtiments aux Forges du Saint-Maurice Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 265 (Jean Bélisle, Parcs Canada, 1977)

La maçonnerie d'époque aux Trois-Rivières Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 265 (Jean Bélisle, Parcs Canada, 1977)

La grande maison des Forges du Saint-Maurice, témoin de l'intégration des fonctions étude structurale Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 272 (Jean Bélisle, Parcs Canada, 1977)

Monographies d'employés aux Forges du Saint-Maurice Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 292 (Luce Vermette, Parcs Canada, 1978)

Les bâtiments de service et les dependencies aux Forges du Saint-Maurice Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 301 (Alain Rainville, Parcs Canada, 1978)

Les moulins à farine et les moulins à scie aux Forges du Saint-Maurice Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 301 (Michel Bédard, Parcs Canada, 1978)

La maison du marteleur aux Forges du Saint-Maurice, 1974-1975 Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 313 (Alison McGain, Parks Canada, 1977)

La maison des forgerons de la forge basse (structure 24.1) Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 313 (Pierre Drouin, Parks Canada, 1978)

Vestiges des bâtiments et ouvrages à la forge basse, Forges du Saint-Maurice Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 315 (Pierre Beaudet, Parcs Canada, 1979)

Rapport préliminaire sur l'identification des techniques de moulage utilisées aux Forges de St-Maurice, étude faite à partir des déchets de moulage Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 330 (Monique Bariault, Parcs Canada, 1978)

Étude du dépôt 18G33D: latrine du logis d'officiers au parc de l'Artillerie à Québec Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 332 (Pierre Giroux et Mario Savard, Parcs Canada, 1978)

Essai de typologie des poêles des forges du Saint-Maurice Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 332 (Marcel Moussette, Parcs Canada, 1975)

L'histoire écologique des forges du Saint-Maurice Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 333 (Marcel Moussette, Parcs Canada, 1978)

Étude d'un atelier de finition et d'assemblage de poêles et contenants de fonte aux Forges du Saint-Maurice Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 344 (Camille Lapointe, Parcs Canada, 1979)

Répertoire des produits fabriqués aux Forges du Saint-Maurice Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 350 (Johanne Cloutier, Parcs Canada, 1980)

Les abords de la maison Francheville aux Forges du St-Maurice - stratégie de fouille Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 360 (Céline Cloutier, Parcs Canada, 1978)

Étude de la maison du mouleur, Forges du Saint-Maurice Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 366 (Yves Tremblay, Parcs Canada, 1978)

L'évolution fonctionnelle de la forge haute à travers la transformation des ouvrages, 1739-1883 Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 398 (Claire Mousseau, Parcs Canada, 1979)

The Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada (M.H. Long, Canadian Historical Association, 1954)

The Politics of Selection: The Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada and the Imperial Commemoration of Canadian History, 1919-1950 (Yves Yvon J. Pelletier, extract from Journal of the Canadian Historical Association, Vol. 17 No. 1, 2006)

The Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada's Representation of Indigenous History from 1945 to 1982 (©Robert Cole, Thesis, University of Ottawa, 2017)

Banff National Park: An Inventory of Historical Sources to 1965 Microfiche Report Series No. 43 (Great Plains Research Consultants, Parks Canada, 1982)

Fort St. James: Costuming and Animation Microfiche Report Series No. 85 (Great Plains Research Consultants, Parks Canada, 1983)

Herring Reduction at the Gulf of Georgia Plant, Steveston, 1940-1979 Microfiche Report Series No. 207 (Duncan Stacey, Parks Canada, 1984)

A History of the Upper Athabasca Valley in the Nineteenth Century Microfiche Report Series No. 225 (Gerhard John Ens and Barry Potyondi, Parks Canada, 1986)

An Interpretive Study of the Alexander Mackenzie Heritage Trail Microfiche Report Series No. 226 (Heritage Research Group, Parks Canada, 1986)

Archaeological Mitigation at the Peterborough Lift Lock Microfiche Report Series No. 232 (Janet J. Maltby, Parks Canada, 1986)

Banff, Jasper, Kootenay and Yoho National Parks: Outlying Historic Buildings Data Base Microfiche Report Series No. 235 (Richard Friesen and Associates, Parks Canada, 1985)

Human History of Kouchibouguac National Park Microfiche Report Series No. 245 (Éloi DeGrâce, Parks Canada, 1984)

A History of Refrigeration Technology in the West Coast Fishing Industry Microfiche Report Series No. 252 (Duncan Stacey, Parks Canada, 1986)

Pacific Rim National Park Ethnographic History Microfiche Report Series No. 257 (Richard I. Inglis and James C. Haggarty, Parks Canada, 1986)

A History of the Canadian Pacific Railway in Glacier National Park, British Columbia 1884-1930 Microfiche Report Series No. 292 (David A.A. Finch, Parks Canada, 1987)

The Alpine Architectural Heritage of the Four Mountain Parks: An Historical Review and Assessment Microfiche Report Series No. 523 (Graham A. Macdonald, Parks Canada, 1994)

Where the Mountains Meet the Prairies: A History of Waterton Lakes National Park Microfiche Report Series No. 524 (Graham A. Macdonald, Parks Canada, 1992)

Science and History at Elk Island : Conservation Work in a Canadian National Park: 1906-1994 Microfiche Report Series No. 525 (Graham A. Macdonald, Parks Canada, 1994)

The Role of the Carrier Indians in the Fur Trade at Fort St. James, 1806-1915: A Report from Historical and Anthropological Sources Microfiche Report Series No. 526 (Freida Esau Klippenstein, Parks Canada, 1992)

Mapping and monitoring activities in the Pingo Canadian Landmark, Tuktoyaktuk, NWT, 2004-2005 Geological Survey of Canada Open File Report 5326 (G.K. Manson and J. Bastick, Natural Resources Canada, 2006)

Fescue Prairie Monitoring on the Batoche NHS Westside: A Report on the 2006 Sampling Project (John F. Wilmshurst and Nancy Berglund, Parks Canada, March 2007)

Fescue Prairie Monitoring on the Batoche NHS Westside: A Report on the 2007 Sampling Project (John F. Wilmshurst and Nancy Berglund, Parks Canada, April 2008)

The Métis of the South Saskatchewan, Vol. 1 Draft (N. Anick, Parks Canada, 1976)

The Métis of the South Saskatchewan, Vol. 2 Draft (N. Anick, Parks Canada, 1976)

Archaeological Assessment of the Twin Falls Teahouse National Historic Site, Yoho National Park (William Perry, Parks Canada, May 1999)

Aspects of the Life and Work of David Thompson: With Special Reference to Rocky Mountain House (Graham A. MacDonald, Parks Canada, April 2001)

A Field Survey of Water and Sediment Quality at Selected Sites in Pacific Rim National Park Manuscript Report 84-1 (Peter K. Krahn, for Parks Canada, June 1984)

Management Plan, S.S. Klondike National Historic Site / Plan directeur, Lieu historique national du Canada S.S. Klondike (Parks Canada, April 2004)

Bear Litereature Review and Proposed Management Stragegy for Vuntut National Park, Yukon (A. Grant MacHutchon for Parks Canada, May 2000)

State of the Park Report, 2010: Aulavik National Park of Canada / Rapport sur l'état du parc 2010: Parc national du Canada Aulavik (Parks Canada, 2010)

Technical Compendium to the State of the Park Report 2010, Fathom Five National Marine Park of Canada Draft (C. Stabler, S. Parker, C. Vis and C. Harpur, eds., Parks Canada, 2011)

State of the Park Report, Torngat Mountains National Park of Canada (Parks Canada, November 2008)

Management Plan, Cape Spear National Historic Site of Canada (Parks Canada, April 2004)

Management Plan, Hopedale Mission National Historic Site of Canada / Plan directeur, Lieu historique national du Canada de la Mission-de-Hopedale (Parks Canada, February 2007)

Management Plan, Gros Morne National Park of Canada / Plan Directeur, Parc national du Canada du Gros-Morne Draft (Parks Canada, 2019)


Banff National Park

An Analysis of Climate and Runoff Events for Peyto Glacier, Alberta Scientific Series No. 21 (Barry Goodison, Environment Canada, 1972)

Strategic Environmental Assessment of the Fire and Fuel Management Program in the Contiguous Mountain National Parks: Final Report (Rhonda DeLong, Julie Budgen, Carla Stevens and Bruce Gleig, for Brian Low (Parks Canada), March 2008)

Lake Louise Ski Area Site Guidelines for Development and Use: Strategic Environmental Assessment / Lignes directrices pour l'aménagement et l'utilisation du territoire de la station de ski Lake Louise: Évaluation environnementale stratégique (Parks Canada, July 2015)

Lake Louise Ski Area Site Guidelines for Development and Use / Lignes directrices pour l'aménagement et l'utilisation du territoire de la station de ski Lake Louise (Parks Canada, July 2015)

Field Summary for the 2003 Banff-Bow Valley Amphibian Survey, and Recommendations for Long-term Monitoring Final Report (Kari Gunson for Parks Canada, c2004)

Dispersal Movements and Corridor Habitat for Argia vivida in Banff (Simon Ham and Andrea Kortello, for Parks Canada, October 2005)

A History of Automobile Campgrounds in the Mountain National Parks of Canada: Built Heritage Resource Description and Analysis (C.J. Taylor, April 2001)

The Banff Hot Springs (W.F. Lothian, Parks Canada, January 15, 1967)

The Ecology of Physella johnsoni, the Endangered Banff Springs Snail Annual Report 2000-2001 (Dwayne Lepitzki, for Parks Canada, March 21, 2002)

Bankhead 1905-1992 Teacher's Guide (ACCESS Alberta for Parks Canada, 1982)

Bird Monitoring in the Vermilion Lakes Watershed, Banff National Park 2003 (Mike and Diane McIvor, for Parks Canada, March 2004)

Bird Monitoring in the Vermilion Lakes Watershed, Banff National Park 2004 (Mike and Diane McIvor, for Parks Canada, March 2005)

Bird Monitoring in the Vermilion Lakes Watershed, Banff National Park 2005 (Mike and Diane McIvor, for Parks Canada, March 2006)

Ecological Studies of the Black Bear in Banff National Park, Alberta 1986-1988 Final Report (Beak Associates Consulting Ltd. for Parks Canada, April 1989)

Eisenhower Forestry Station (Castle Camp) History (Art Laurenson, Parks Canada, November 2006)

Elk Monitoring and Population Dynamics in Banff National Park (Birch Howard, for Parks Canada, May 2006)

Monitoring the effects of low-level eutrophication on ecological integrity of rivers in Rocky Mountain Naitonal Parks of Canada: Initial biological responses to municipal wastewater treatment plant upgrades (Michelle Bowman, for Parks Canada, April 2003)

Extent of Past Fisheries Management Practices on Lakes from Banff National Park Final Report (Andrew J. Paul, for The Friends of Banff National Park, August 10, 1994)

Forest Stand Origin Mapping of Banff National Park (Marie-Pierre Rogeau and David Gilbride, for Parks Canada, September 1994)

Grizzly Bear Population and Habitat Status in Banff National Park (Michael L. Gibeau, Stephen Herrero, John L. Kansas and Bryon Benn, for Banff Bow Valley Task Force, October 1996)

The Hydropathic Hot Springs and Bretton Hall Sanitarium Hotels: An Archaeological and Historical Review of Early Tourist Facilities in Banff (Stacy Kozakavich, for Parks Canada, May 11, 1999)

Inventory and Analysis of the Vermilion Wetlands Area: Phase 1 Report (Beak Associates Consulting Ltd. for Parks Canada, June 1991)

Monitoring Program - Mitigative Measures Trans Canada Highway Twinning, Phase I - KM 0 to KM 11.4 Final Report (D. Waters, Parks Canada, September 1988)

Modeling Relationships between Fire, Caribou, Wolves, Elk and Moose to Aid Recovery of Threatended Southern Mountain Woodland Caribou in the Canadian Rocky Mountain National Parks Final Report (Hugh Robinson, Mark Hebblewhite, Nick DeCesare and Wibke Peters, for Parks Canada, March 31, 2010)

Analysis of Ungulate Browse on Selected Sites, Banff National Park (Eastern Slopes Rangeland Seeds Ltd. for Parks Canada, 1996)

Analysis of Ungulate Browse on Selected Sites, Banff National Park (Eastern Slopes Rangeland Seeds Ltd. for Parks Canada, 1997)

2000 Patterns of Visitor Use Study for Banff, Kootenay, and Yoho National Parks of Canada (Accord Research, for Parks Canada, c2001)

Wildlife Corridors Around Developed Areas of Banff National Park, Winer 1996/1997 (Karsten Heuer, Rhonda Owchar, Danah Duke and Sheila Antonation, for Parks Canada, February 10, 1998)

Wildlife Corridors in the Lake Louise Area, Alberta: A Multi-Scale, Multi-Species Management Strategy Final Report (Marie Tremblay, for Parks Canada, August 2001)

Evaluating viability of woodland caribou in Banff and Jasper National Parks Final Report (Nicholas J. DeCesare, Jesse Whittington, Hugh S. Robinson, Mark Hebblewhite, Mark Bradley, Layla Neufeld and Marco Musiani, for Parks Canada, April 6, 2010)

Elk - Horse Grazing Situation, Yaha Tinda Ranch, 1957 (Donal R. Flook, September 14, 1957)

A Brief History of Ya-Ha-Tinda Ranch (W.F. Lothian, 1966)

Comprehensive Study Report for the Decommissioning of the Airstrip in Banff National Park Final Draft (Highwood Environmental Management Ltd. for Parks Canada, March 2002)

Limnological Survey of some small Lakes in the Vicinity of the Cascade Trail, Banff National Park (R.S. Anderson and D.B. Donald, Canadian Wildlife Service for Parks Canada, 1978)

Annotated Wildlife Reference for Banff and Jasper National Parks (Keith A. McDougall, Joe R. McGillis and Geoffrey L. Holroyd, Canadian Wildlife Service for Parks Canada, March 1985)


Jasper National Park

Marmot Basin Ski Area Site Guide Guidelines for Development and Use: Strategic Environmental Assessment (Parks Canada, February 2008)

Marmot Basin Ski Area Site Guide Guidelines for Development and Use (Parks Canada, February 2008)

Jasper National Park Aerial Elk Survey, January 2013 (Mark Bradley and Layla Neufeld, Parks Canada, 2014)

Estimates of population size and density of black bears from the 2014 South Jasper National Park DNA mark-recapture inventory (John Boulanger, Mark Bradley and Gord Stenhouse, Parks Canada, 2016)

South Jasper Woodland Caribou Research Project Progress Report for 2004-2005 (Jesse Whittington, Mark Bradley and Geoff Skinner, Parks Canada, June 2005)

2007-2008 Jasper National Park Caribou Progress Report (Lalenia Neufeld and Mark Bradley, Parks Canada, 2009)

2009-2013 Jasper National Park Caribou Progress Report (Lalenia Neufeld, Mark Bradley and Saakje Hazenberg, Parks Canada, 2014)

Modeling Relationships Between Fire, Caribou, Wolves, Elk and Moose to Aid Prescribed Fire and Caribou Recovery in the Canadian Rocky Mountain National Parks: Winter 2009 Primary Prey Aerial Survey (Hugh Robinson, Mark Hebblewhite, Layla Neufeld and Mark Bradley, Parks Canada, March 2009)

Jasper Community Land Use Plan 2001, Jasper National Park of Canada (Parks Canada, 2000)

Field investigations in the Canadian Rockies, 2006-7 (B.H. Luckman, M. Kenigsberg, K. Moser and E. Watson, Environment Canada for Parks Canada, June 2007)

Approaches to Managing Freshwater Fishes in North American Parks and Reserves Part 2 of a Fish Management Plan for Jasper National Park (David M. Mayhood, Freshwater Research Ltd. for Parks Canada, October 1992)

Grizzly Bear Habitat Use Collaborative Study with fRI Research — 2016 Progress Report (Mark Bradley, Parks Canada, 2017)

Data analysis and study design review: Haller's Apple Moss (Bartramia halleriana Hedw.), Jasper National Park, Alberta (Richard T. Caners, Final report to Parks Canada, March 30, 2010)

Dendrochronological Investigations of Historic Cabins in Jasper and Banff National Parks: A Report Based on Field Surveys in August, 1999 (Dan Smith, for Parks Canada, c2000)

Review of the Guidelines for River Use Management in Jasper National Park of Canada: 2010 Report (Parks Canada, March 2010)

Feasibility of Volunteer Scat Collection as the Basis for Population Estimates of Black Bears and Grizzly Bears in Jasper National Park (Mark Bradley, Parks Canada, 2017)

Decadal-centenary glacier mass changes and their variability, Jasper National Park of Canada, Alberta, including the Columbia Icefield region Geological Survey of Canada Open File 8229 (M.N. Demuth and G. Horne, Natural Resources Canada, 2017)

Evaluation of a Trial Program for Paragliding in Jasper National Park (Parks Canada, June 2018)

Mass balance of the Athabasca and Saskatchewan sectors of the Columbia Icefield, Alberta for 2015 and 2016 Geological Survey of Canada Open File 8228 (M. Ednie, M.N. Demuth and B. Shepard, Natural Resources Canada, 2017)

Comprehensive Study Report for the Decommissioning of the Airstrip in Jasper National Park Final Draft (Highwood Environmental Management Ltd. for Parks Canada, March 2002)

Bat Suitable Wintering Habitat Study - Desktop Review, Jasper National Park Highway 93N (Golder Associates for Parks Canada, January 2017)

Breeding Bird and Ground Squirrel Surveys, Icefields Trail Jasper National Park (Golder Associates for Parks Canada, October 2016)

Non-Native Plant Survey, Jasper National Park Icefields Pathway (Golder Associates for Parks Canada, October 2016)

Mortality of Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis) on a Railroad and Highway in Jasper National Park, Canada (Kevin Van Tighem, Canadian Wildlife Service, April 10, 1981, ©Environment and Climate Change Canada)



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