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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, 1,001 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, 1,001 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


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Through the Heart of the Rockies & Selkirks (M.B. Williams, Department of the Interior, 1921)

Through the Heart of the Rockies & Selkirks (M.B. Williams, Department of the Interior, 1924)

Through the Heart of the Rockies & Selkirks (M.B. Williams, Department of the Interior, 1929)

Proposed National Park Reserve in Pituamkek, Prince Edward Island / Projet de réserve de parc national à Pituamkek, L'Île-du-Prince-Édouard (Parks Canada, June 2021)

A History of Wood Buffalo National Park's Relations with the Denésuliné: Final Report (Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation and Willow Springs Strategic Solutions, July 19, 2021)

The National Parks of Canada as National Wild Life Sanctuaries (Paul B. Riis, extract from Park Service Bulletin, Vol. 5 No. 5, July 1935)

Parks Canada Green Building Directive / Directive sur l'écologisation des bâtiments de Parcs Canada (Parks Canada, March 2012)

Common Look and Feel: Final Report, Rouge National Urban Park (BrookMcIlroy and entro for Parks Canada, June 3, 2020)

Design Inspiration Package: Rouge Gateway / Source d'inspiration pour le design: Porte d'entrée de la Rouge (2020)

Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicators: Ecological integrity of national parks / Indicateurs canadiens de durabilité de l'environnement : intégrité écologique des parcs nationaux (Environment and Climate Change Canada, November 2020)

National Parks Traveler News

Mi'kmaq History In Kejimkujik National Park (Darcy Rhyno, August 25, 2021)

Cycling Cape Breton Highlands National Park (Darcy Rhyno, August 11, 2021)

Archives Search

Our Companion Website

NPS History

Friends of Canada's National Parks
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society Park Warden Servcie Alumni Society National Parks Traveler National Trust for Canada Canadian Parks Council

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