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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, 999 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, 996 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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An Illustrated Guide to the Common Mammals of Riding Mountain National Park/Guide illustré des mammifères les plus courants du parc national du Mont-Riding (Parks Canada, undated)

Parks Canada Departmental Plan: 2021-2022 / Plan ministériel de Parcs Canada de 2021-2022 (Parks Canada, 2021)

Briefing Book: Appearance before the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development / Cahier d'information: Témoignage devant le Comité permanent de l'environnement et du développement durable (Jonathan Wilkinson, Environment and Climate Change Canada, November 4, 2020)

Parks Canada Attendance: 2019-2020 / Frequentation Parcs Canada: 2019-2020 (Parks Canada, December 23, 2020)

Towns and Trails Drive Carnivore Connectivity using a Step Selection Approach (Jesse Whittington, Robin Barton, Mark Hebblewhite, Adam T. Ford and John Paczkowski, bioRxiv, February 25, 2021)

The smell of success: Reproductive success related to rub behavior in brown bears (Andrea T. Morehouse, Anne E. Loosen, Tabitha A. Graves and Mark S. Boyce, extract from PLoS ONE, 16(3), March 3, 2021)

Planning in the Tourist Towns of Canada's National Parks (Leslie Bella, 1986, ©The Institute for Urban Studies)

Lidar Sheds Light on Architecture of 18th Century British Fort (Kevin Corbley, extract from LIDAR magazine, February 5, 2020)

Protecting Wood Buffalo National Park World Heritage Site (Newsletter) / Protection du site du patrimoine mondial du park national Wood Buffalo (Bulletin) (Parks Canada, Vol. 4 No. 2, March 2021

Brochure: Glacier National Park/Parc national Glacier (Parks Canada, 1977)

Brochures: You are in Bear Country/Vous êtes au Pays des ours — 19741977 (Parks Canada)

Park Newspaper (Waterton-Glacier Guide): Oct.-Nov.-Dec. 1983

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