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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

Let's Talk Parks, Canada! Minister's Round Table on Parks Canada / Parlons de Parcs Canada! Table ronde de la ministre sur Parcs Canada (Parks Canada, 2018)


L'îlot 17 de Louisbourg (1713-1768) Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 99 (H. Paul Thibault, Parks Canada, 1972)

Inventaire des marchés de construction des archives civiles de Québec, 1800-1870 History and Archaeology/Histoire et archéologie 1a (Geneviève G. Bastie, Doris D. Dubé and Christina Southam, Parcs Canada, 1975)

Inventaire des marchés de construction des archives civiles de Québec, 1800-1870 History and Archaeology/Histoire et archéologie 1b (Geneviève G. Bastie, Doris D. Dubé and Christina Southam, Parcs Canada, 1975)

Inventaire des marchés de construction des archives civiles de Québec, 1800-1870 History and Archaeology/Histoire et archéologie 1c (Geneviève G. Bastie, Doris D. Dubé and Christina Southam, Parcs Canada, 1975)

The Archaeology of Pass Creek Valley, Waterton Lakes National Park. Volume I Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 61 (Brian Reevs, Parks Canada, 1972)

Supplemental Climate Information: Lake Louise (Banff), Yoho and Kootenay National Parks (Scott Parker, Parks Canada, January 31, 2018)

Overview of CCRN Activities in Canada's National Parks (Changing Cold Regions Network, April 10, 2017)

Archaeological Metrology: English, French, American and Canadian Systems of Weights and Measures for North American Historical Archaeology History and Archaeology 68 (Lester A. Ross, Parks Canada, 1983)

Métrologie archéologique: systèmes de poids et mesures anglais, français, américain et canadien pour l'archéologie historique de l'Amérique du Nord Histoire et archéologie 68 (Lester A. Ross, Parcs Canada, 1983)

Ecological Land Classification of Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks, British Columbia, Vol. I: Integrated Resource Description Alberta Institute of Pedology Publication No. M-84-11 (P. L. Achuff, W.D. Holland, G.M. Coen and K. Van Tighem, eds., Environment Canada-Alberta Institute of Pedology, 1984)

Ecological Land Classification of Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks, British Columbia, Vol. II: Wildlife Resource (K.J. Van Tighem and L.W. Gyug, Environment Canada-Alberta Institute of Pedology, April 1984)

Garry Oak (Quercus garryana) Plant Communities in British Columbia: A Guide to Identification (Wayne R. Erickson and Del Meidinger, ©British Columbia Ministry of Forests and Range, 2007)

Fire History and Ecology of Garry Oak and Associated Ecosystems in British Columbia: Final Report for the Interdepartmental Recovery Fund Project 733 (Marlow G. Pellatt, Ze'ev Gedolof, Marian McCoy, Karin Bodtker, Alex Cannon, Shyanne Smith, Brenda Beckwith, Rolf Mathewes and Dan Smith, Parks Canada, 2007)

Fire Cycles and Forest Management: An Alternative Approach for Management of the Canadian Boreal Forest (Ève Lauzon, Yves Bergeron, Sylvie Gauthier and Daniel Kneeshaw, ©Sustainable Forest Management Network, October 2006)

The effects of prescribed burning on mountain pine beetle in lodgepole pine Information Report BC-X-391 (Les Safranyik, Douglas A. Linton, Terry L. Shore and Brad C. Hawkes, ©Canadian Forest Service, 2001)

Spruce Beetle and the Forests of the Southwest Yukon Information Report BC-X-406 (Rod Garbutt, Brad Hawkes and Eric Allen, ©Canadian Forest Service, 2006)

Fire Regime Analysis, Mount Revelstoke National Park (Marie-Pierre Rogeau, May 2000)

Fire Risk of Environmentally Sensitive Sites, Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks - BC, Part 1: Fire Regime Analysis of Greater MRGNP (Marie-Pierre Rogeau, December 2003)

A paddler's guide to the Vermilion and Kootenay River (Parks Canada and British Columbia Ministry of Forests, undated)

Report on Garibaldi Park and Contiguous Area (F.C. Bell, H.G. Gravs and W.W. Foster, December 13, 1932)

An Inventory of International Park Possibilities: Point Roberts, Boundary Bay, San Juan & Gulf Islands Archipelago — A Joint Report Prepared for the International Point Roberts Board (National Park Service and Parks Canada, August 1973)

Rocks, Ice & Water: The Geology of Waterton-Glacier Park (David D. Alt and Donald W. Hyndman, ©Mountain Press Publishing, 1978, all rights reserved)

National Parks: A Brief Guide (Parks Canada, 1982)

Illicit Encampments, 'Hippie Architecture,' and Banff's High Tourist Season (Ben Bradley, NiCHE, May 25, 2018)

Queen Elizabeth Islands game survey, 1961 Canadian Wildlife Service Occasional Paper Number 4 (John S. Tener, ©Her Majesty The Queen in Right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, 1963)

Age determination in the polar bear Canadian Wildlife Service Occasional Paper Number 5 (T.H. Manning, ©Her Majesty The Queen in Right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, 1964)

A preliminary report on the effects of phosphamidon on bird populations in central New Brunswick Canadian Wildlife Service Occasional Paper Number 7 (C. David Fowle, ©Her Majesty The Queen in Right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, 1965)

Birds of Nova Scotia-New Brunswick Border Region Canadian Wildlife Service Occasional Paper Number 8 (George F. Boyer, ©Her Majesty The Queen in Right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, 1972)

Trends in populations of barren-ground caribou over the last two decades: a re-evaluation of the evidence Canadian Wildlife Service Occasional Paper Number 10 (G.R. Parker, ©Her Majesty The Queen in Right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, 1971)

Evaluation of ecological effects of recent low water levels in the Peace-Athabasca Delta Canadian Wildlife Service Occasional Paper Number 13 (H.J. Dirschl, ©Her Majesty The Queen in Right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, 1972)

The Great Cormorants of eastern Canada Canadian Wildlife Service Occasional Paper Number 14 (A.J. Erskine, ©Her Majesty The Queen in Right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, 1972)

Distribution of barren-ground caribou harvest in north-central Canada from ear-tag returns Canadian Wildlife Service Occasional Paper Number 15 (G.R. Parker, ©Her Majesty The Queen in Right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, 1972)

Waterfowl populations on the Peace-Athabasca Delta, 1969 and 1970 Canadian Wildlife Service Occasional Paper Number 17 (D.J. Nieman and H.J. Dirschl, ©Her Majesty The Queen in Right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, 1973)

Surveys of geese and swans in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region, Western Canadian Arctic, 1989-2001 Canadian Wildlife Service Occasional Paper No. 112 (James E. Hines and Myra O. Wiebe Robertson, eds., ©Her Majesty The Queen in Right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, 2006)

Breeding distribution and population trends of the Great Blue Heron in Quebec, 1977-2001 Canadian Wildlife Service Report Series No. 113 (Jean-Luc Granges and Alain Desrosiers, ©Her Majesty The Queen in Right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, 2006)



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