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History of Parks Canada Electronic Library & Archive

Welcome! The History of Parks Canada Electronic Library and Archive 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 (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 la bibliothèque électronique et archive 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 171 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 et archive de Parcs Canada


New eLibrary Additions

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©Parks Canada/Parcs Canada

The Human History of Jasper National Park, Alberta Manuscript Report Number 441 (Brenda Gainer, Parks Canada, 1981)

Artifacts, Consumer Goods and Services Advertised in Kingston Newspapers, 1840-50: A Resource Tool for Material History Research Manuscript Report Number 397 (Lila Lazore, Parks Canada, 1980)

User Perceptions of the Bow River: A Resource for Developing a Watershed Protection/Interpretation System in Alberta (Alan D. Capelle, extract from Association of Interpretive Naturalists / Western Interpreters Association National Workshop, 1981)

Images From the Past, Lachine Canal National Historic Site of Canada / Images du passé, Lieu historique national du Canada de Canal-de-Lachine (Parks Canada, c2004)

Management Plan (Draft), Fort St. James National Historic Site / Plan directeur (Ébauche), Lieu historique national du Fort-St. James (Parks Canada, 2023)

Management Plan (Draft), Kingston Fortifications National Historic Site / Plan directeur (Ébauche), Lieu historique national des Fortifications-de-Kingston (Parks Canada, 2023)

Yukon River Heritage: An illustrated introduction for river travellers / Le patrimoine du fleuve Yukon : Guide illustré du voyageur (Yukon Department of Tourism and Culture, 2013)

Brochure: Kluane: Adventures Await! / Kluane : L'aventure vous attend! (Parks Canada, 2016)

Xplorers: Kluane National Park and Reserve / Xplorateurs : Parc national et réserve de parc national Kluane (Parks Canada)

Brochure: Bennett Walking Tour (White Pass & Yukon Route, undated)

Brochures: Fort St. James National Historic Site / Lieu historique national du Fort-St. James / Fort St. James Nationalhistorische Stätte (Parks Canada, undated)

Brochure: Picture Yourself On Board! / Imaginez-vous à bord! S.S. Klondike (Parks Canada, undated)

S.S. Klondike: A Self-Guided Tour (Parks Canada, 2019)

S.S. Klondike : Visite autoguidée (Parcs Canada, 2015)

S.S. Klondike: Selbstgeführter Rundgang (Parks Canada, 2019)

Xplorers: S.S. Klondike National Historic Site / Xplorateurs : Lieu historique national S.S. Klondike (Parks Canada)

National Parks Traveler News

Miette Hot Springs Slated To Reopen In Jasper National Park (NPT Staff, August 31, 2023)

Backcountry campsites For Waterton Lakes Can Be Reserved Online (NPT Staff, August 28, 2023)

A Road Trip Along The Northern Shore Of Lake Superior (Jennifer Bain, August 27, 2023)

Canadian Wildfire Evacuees Can Get Free Access To National Parks In Two Provinces (NPT Staff, August 25, 2023)

Parks Canada Promises Action With Minister's Round Table (NPT Staff, August 22, 2023)

Parks Canada Seeks Public Input On Kingston Fortifications National Historic Site (NPT Staff, August 21, 2023)

Science And Submarines Aboard A Great Lakes Expedition Cruise (Jennifer Bain, August 20, 2023)

A Visit To North America's Only Authenticated Viking Site (Jennifer Bain, August 19, 2023)

New Cape Breton Festival Celebrates Atlantic Salmon Recovery (NPT Staff, August 17, 2023)

Marine Adventures In Nunavut's Protected High Arctic Waters (Jennifer Bain, August 16, 2023)

Fort St. James Conducts Management Plan Survey (NPT Staff, August 15, 2023)

Grizzly Family Relocated In Jasper National Park (NPT Staff, August 14, 2023)

Celebrating The Stone Of Canada’s Oldest Stone Fort (Jennifer Bain, August 13, 2023)

Gros Morne National Park Celebrates 50th Anniversary (NPT Staff, August 12, 2023)

US, Canada Renew Commitment Of Collaboration At Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park (NPT Staff, August 9, 2023)

Belatedly Giving Louis Riel His Due In Winnipeg (Jennifer Bain, August 9, 2023)

Smoking Restrictions For Two British Columbia Parks (NPT Staff, August 7, 2023)

Saving Salmon And Celebrating Dark Skies In Kouchibouguac National Park (Jennifer Bain, August 6, 2023)

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