Parks Canada History

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Terra Nova National Park, Newfoundland and Labrador

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 park system, which includes 46 national parks/reserves, one urban park, over 970 historic sites (171 of which are administered by Parks Canada, which includes nine heritage canals), four marine conservation areas/reserves, and one 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

Vinland Revisited: The Norse World at the Turn of the First Millennium Selected papers from the Viking Millennium International Symposium, Sept. 15-24, 2000, Newfoundland and Labrador (Shannon Lewis-Simpson, ed., ©Historic Sites Association of Newfoundland and Labrador, Inc., 2003, all rights reserved)

A Guide to the Preparation of Reports (N. Stoddard, R. Bennett and J. Brathwaite, eds., Parks Canada, 1974)

Glossary of Interpretive Terms / Glossaire des termes d'interpretation (Rolande Nadeau, Parks Canada, 1976)

Trail Manual / Manuel de sentier (Parks Canada, 1978)

Jasper National Park and Ya-Ha-Tinda Ranch Archaeological Survey Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 44 (Jack Elliott, Parks Canada, 1970-71)

An Inventory of Archaeological Sites in Banff National Park And the Ya-Ha-Tinda Ranch Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 68 (Brian Reeves, Parks Canada, 1972)

Mauricie National Park: A Joint Project Between The Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec / Le parc national de la Mauricie: Réalisation conjointe du gouvernement du Canada et du gouvernement du Québec (Parks Canada, August 12, 1970)

Town Halls of Canada: a Collection of Essays on Pre-1930 Town Hall Buildings / Les hôtels de ville du Canada : Un recueil de textes sur les hôtels de ville construits avant 1930 Studies in Archaeology, Architecture, and History/Études en archéologie, architecture et histoire (Marc de Caraffe, C.A. Hale and Dana Johnson, Parks Canada, 1987)

A Select, Annotated Bibliography on the History of the Commercial Fisheries of the Canadian Great Lakes Research Bulletin No. 238 (A.B. McCullough, Parks Canada, January 1986)

A guide to research in the history of blacksmithing Research Bulletin No. 243 (John D. Light and William N.T. Wylie, Parks Canada, January 1986)

Range relationships of elk and cattle in Riding Mountain National Park, Manitoba Canadian Wildlife Service Wildlife Management Bulletin Series 1 Number 19 (Donald A. Blood, Canadian Wildlife Service, ©Her Majesty The Queen in Right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, 1966)

Biology of the Kaminuriak Population of barren-ground caribou. Part 1: Total numbers, mortality, recruitment, and seasonal distribution Canadian Wildlife Service Report Series Number 20 (G.R. Parker, Canadian Wildlife Service, ©Her Majesty The Queen in Right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, 1972)

Food habits and ecology of wolves on barren-ground caribou range in the Northwest Territories Canadian Wildlife Service Report Series Number 21 (E. Kuyt, Canadian Wildlife Service, ©Her Majesty The Queen in Right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, 1972)

Feeding ecology of Pintail, Gadwall, American Widgeon and Lesser Scaup ducklings in southern Alberta Canadian Wildlife Service Report Series Number 24 (Lawson G. Sugden, Canadian Wildlife Service, ©Her Majesty The Queen in Right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, 1973)

Home range and breeding biology of the Shoveler Canadian Wildlife Service Report Series Number 25 (H.J. Poston, Canadian Wildlife Service, ©Her Majesty The Queen in Right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, 1974)

The Bighorn Sheep of Banff National Park (Hubert U. Green, Parks Canada, 1949)

Management Guidelines for Invasive Alien Species in Canada's National Parks (Theodore Mosquin, Ecospherics International Inc., 1997)

Physical and Chemical Limnology of Two Mountain Lakes in Banff National Park, Alberta (R. Stewart Anderson, extract from Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada, Vol. 27, 1970)

Women of New France Fort St. Joseph (Michigan) Archaeological Project Booklet Series No. 1 (©Western Michigan University, c2011)

The Fur Trade Fort St. Joseph (Michigan) Archaeological Project Booklet Series No. 2 (Rachel B. Juen and Michael S. Nassaney, ©Western Michigan University, 2012)

Monarch Butterflies, Point Pelee National Park / Le monarque, Parc national de la Pointe-Pelée (Parks Canada, undated)

Forest Regions of Canada (J.S. Rowe, Information Canada, Canadian Forestry Service, 1972)

Les Régions forestières du Canada (J.S. Rowe, Information Canada, Canadian Forestry Service, 1972)

The Trees and Forests of Waterton Lakes National Park (Chas R. Stanton, Environment Canada, Canadian Forestry Service, c1975)

Evaluation of Parks Canada's Visitor Service Offer / Évaluation de l'offre de services aux visiteurs de Parcs Canada (Office of Internal Audit and Evaluation, 2012)

Canadian Parks and Protected Areas: Helping Canada weather climate change / Parcs et aires protégées du Canada: Aider le Canada à faire face au changement climatique Report of the Canadian Parks Council Climate Change Working Group/Rapport du groupe de travail sur le changement climatique du Conseil canadien des parcs (Parks Canada, 2013)

Let's Talk about Climate Change / Parlons changements climatiques
Atlantic Region (Scott Parker, Parks Canada, August 28, 2017)
Québec Region (August 28, 2017) / Région du Québec (11 juillet 2017) (Scott Parker, Parks Canada)
Great Lakes Region (Scott Parker, Parks Canada, August 28, 2017)
Prairie and Boreal Plains Region (Scott Parker, Parks Canada, August 28, 2017)
Mountain Region (Scott Parker, Parks Canada, August 28, 2017)
Pacific Region (Scott Parker, Parks Canada, June 9, 2017)
Northwest Region (Scott Parker, Parks Canada, August 28, 2017)
Arctic and Hudson Plains Region (Scott Parker, Parks Canada, August 28, 2017)

Brochures: French: fort Beauséjour (1963), Lower Fort Garry (1969), Port-Royal (1963), Port-Royal (1966), Fort Chambly (1962), English: Fort Lennox (1958), Fort Chambly (1961), Fort Wellington (1969), Grand Pré (1968), Port-Royal (1966) (Parks Canada)

The Jasper Way through the Majestic Canadian Rockies (Canadian National Railways, 1951)



Friends of Canada's National Parks
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society National Trust for Canada Network in Canadian History and Environment George Wright Society Canadian Parks Council

NPS History For historical information about the (U.S.) National Park Service, please visit our companion Website: NPSHistory.com


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