Parks Canada History
History of Parks Canada/Park System Books

Books About the History of Parks Canada
& the National Park/Historic Site System


History of Parks Canada & the National Park/Historic Site System

book coverCampbell, Claire (ed.) A Century of Parks Canada, 1911-2011. Calgary: University of Calgary Press. 2011. 458pp. Hart, E. J.. J. B. Harkin: Father of Canada's National Parks. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press. 2006. 592pp. book cover
book coverMacEachern, Alan. Natural Selections: National Parks in Atlantic Canada, 1935-1970. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press. 2011. 384pp. Taylor, C. J. Negotiating the Past: The Making of Canada's National Historic Parks and Sites. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press. 1990. 246pp. book cover
book coverSymons, Thomas H.B. (ed.) 1997. The Place of History: Commemorating Canada's Past/Les lieux de la mémoire: la commémoration du passé du Canada. Proceedings of the National Symposium held on the Occasion of the 75th Anniversary of the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada. Ottawa, Ontario: The Royal Society of Canada/La Société royale du Canada. 439pp. This content has been reproduced with the permission of the Royal Society of Canada/La Société royale du Canada. All rights reserved. Nelson, J. G. Canadian Parks in Perspective. Montreal: Harvest House. 1970. 343pp. book cover
book coverNelson, J. G. and R. C. Scace. The Canadian National Parks: today and tomorrow. Proceedings of a Conference Organized by The National and Provincial Parks Association of Canada and the University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, October 9th-15th, 1968. 2 vols. Studies in Land Use History and Landscape Change - National Park Series No. 3. Calgary: University of Calgary. 1968. 1027pp. (Vol. 1, Vol. 2) Nelson, J.G., R.D. Needham, S.H. Nelson and R.C. Scace, eds. The Canadian national parks : today and tomorrow conference II : ten years later. proceedings of a conference sponsored by the Faculty of Environmental Studies, University of Waterloo, National and Provincial Parks Association of Canada, and Parks Canada, Department of Indian and Northern Affairs, Banff, Alberta, October 8th-13th, 1978. Studies in Land Use History and Landscape Change - National Park Series No. 7. Waterloo: University of Waterloo. 1979. 838pp. (Vol. 1, Vol. 2) book cover
book coverCanadian Parks for Tomorrow: 40th Anniversary Conference, May 8 to 11, 2008, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. 2008. Lorimer, Rowland, et. al., eds. To See Ourselves/To Save Ourselves: Ecology and Culture in Canada / Conscience et survie: Écologie et culture au Canada. Canadian Issues/Thèmes canadiens Volume XIII, 1991. Montréal: Association for Canadian Studies/Association d'études canadiennes. 1991. 183pp. This content has been reproduced with the permission of the Association for Canadian Studies/Association d'études canadiennes. All rights reserved. book cover
book coverPanel on the Ecological Integrity of Canada's National Parks. "Unimpaired for Future Generations?" — Volume I: A Call to Action. Ottawa: Minister of Public Works and Government Services. 2000. Panel on the Ecological Integrity of Canada's National Parks. "Unimpaired for Future Generations?" — Volume II: Setting a New Direction for Canada's National Parks. Ottawa: Minister of Public Works and Government Services. 2000. book cover
book coverRapport de la commission sur l'intégrité écologique des parcs nationaux du Canada. « Intacts pour les générations futures »? Volume I: le temps d'agir. Ottawa: Ministre des Travaux publics et Services gouvernementaux Canada. 2000. Rapport de la commission sur l'intégrité écologique des parcs nationaux du Canada. « Intacts pour les générations futures »? Volume II: Une nouvelle orientation pour les parcs nationaux du Canada. Ottawa: Ministre des Travaux publics et Services gouvernementaux Canada. 2000. book cover
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Scace, R.C. and J.G. Nelson, eds. Heritage for tomorrow: proceedings of the Canadian Assembly on National Parks and Protected Areas. Canadian Assembly Project: v. 1. Overview and assembly proceedings; v. 2. The caucus reports; v. 3. Caucus supplementary reports; v. 4. Caucus supplementary reports : Quebec; v. 5. Contributed documents. Ottawa: Supply and Services Canada. 1986. R.C. Scace et J.G. Nelson, éditeurs. Patrimoine de demain: compte rendu de l'Assemblée canadienne sur les parcs nationaux et les régions protégées. v.1 Aperçu général et délibérations de l'Assemblée; v.2 Rapports des comités régionaux; v.3 Rapports supplémentaires des comités r´gionaux; v.4 Rapports supplémentaires du Comité régional du Québec; v.5 Documents connexes. Ottawa: Environnement Canada. c1986. book cover
book coverKopas, Paul. Taking the Air: Ideas and Change in Canada's National Parks. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press. 2008. 230pp. Searle, Rick. Phantom Parks: The Struggle to Save Canada's National Parks. Toronto: Key Porter Books. 2000. 262pp. book cover
book coverMarsh, John S. and Bruce W. Hodgins, eds. Changing Parks: The History, Future and Cultural Context of Parks and Heritage Landscapes. Toronto: Natural Heritage. 2013. 328pp. Dearden, Philip and Rick Rollins (eds.) Parks and Protected Areas in Canada Planning and Management, Third Edition. Don Mills: Oxford University Press Canada. 1993, 2002, 2009. 520 pp. book cover
book coverWaiser, Bill. Park Prisoners: The Untold Story of Western Canada's National Parks, 1915-1946. Calgary: Fifth House Ltd. 1995. 294pp. Bella, Leslie. Parks for Profit. Montreal: Harvest House. 1987. 220pp. book cover
book coverLowry, William R. The Capacity for Wonder.Washington, D.C.,: The Brookings Institution. 1994. 296p.

book coverMarty, Sid. Men for the Mountains. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart. 1978. 270pp. Marty, Sid. A Grand and Fabulous Notion: The First Century of Canada's Parks. Toronto: NC Press Limited. 1984. 156pp. book cover
book coverMichael S., Quinn, Len Broberg and Wayne Freimund, eds. Parks, Peace, and Partnership: Global Initiatives in Transboundary Conservation. Calgary: University of Calgary Press. 2012. 400pp. Sandlos, John. Hunters at the Margin: Native People and Wildlife Conservation in the Northwest Territories. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press. 2008. 360pp. book cover
book coverBurns, Robert and Mike Schintz. Guardians of the Wild: A History of the Warden Service of Canada's National Parks. Parks and Heritage Series No. 2. Calgary: University of Calgary Press. 2000. 400pp. Dixon, Ann. Silent Partners: Wives of National Park Wardens. Pincher Creek: Dixon and Dixon Publishers. 1985. 205pp. book cover
book coverKaye, Rob. Born to the Wild: Journals of a National Park Warden in the Canadian Rockies. Kelowna: Grey Wolf Books. 2015. 347pp. Schintz, Mike. Close Calls on High Walls. Calgary: Rocky Mountain Books. 2005. 319pp. book cover
book coverColpitts, George. Game in the Garden: A Human History of Wildlife in Western Canada to 1940. Vancouver: UBC Press. 2002. 216pp. Foster, Janet. Working for Wildlife: The Beginning of Preservation in Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 1998. 300pp. book cover
book coverBrower, Jennifer. Lost Tracks: Buffalo National Park, 1909-1939. Edmonton: Athabasca University Press. 2008. 184pp. Burgess, Jean. Keepers of the Springs: Parks in Step with Change. Edmonton: Friends of Elk Island Society. 1995. 235pp. book cover
book coverWetherell, Donald G. Wildlife, Land, and People: A Century of Change in Prairie Canada. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press. 2016. 640pp.


National Park Travel Guides / Pictorials

book coverParks Canada. Canada's National Parks: A Celebration = Les Parcs Nationaux Du Canada: Une Célébration. Vancouver: Canopy. 2010. 256pp. Bondar, Roberta. Passionate Vision: Discovering Canada's National Parks. Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre. 2000. 175pp. book cover
book coverMaybank, Blake and Peter Mertz. The National Parks and Other Wild Places of Canada. Hauppauge: Barron's. 2001. 176pp. Lawrence, R. D. Canada's National Parks. Toronto: Collins. 1983. 288pp. book cover
book coverMcNamee, Kevin and J. A. Kraulis. The National Parks of Canada. Toronto: Key Porter Books. 2004. rev. ed. 224pp. McNamee, Kevin and J. A. Kraulis. The National Parks of Canada. Toronto: Key Porter Books. 1994. 224pp. book cover
book coverGuide to the National Parks of Canada. Washington, DC: National Geographic. 2011. 352pp. Guide to the National Parks of Canada, Second Edition. Washington, DC: National Geographic. 2016. 384pp. book cover
book coverGuide des parcs nationaux du Canada. Washington, DC: National Geographic. 2011. 352pp. Guide des parcs nationaux du Canada, deuxieme edition. Washington, DC: National Geographic. 2016. 384pp. book cover
book coverGuide to the National Historic Sites of Canada. Washington, DC: National Geographic. 2016. 352pp. Guide des Lieux historiques nationaux du Canada. Washington, DC: National Geographic. 2016. 352pp. book cover
book coverExploring Canada's Spectacular National Parks. Washington, DC: National Geographic. 1998. 200pp. Exploring Canada's Spectacular National Parks. Washington, DC: National Geographic. 1995. 200pp. book cover
book coverLloyd, Tanya, Canada's National Parks. Vancouver: Whitecap Books Ltd. 1997. 96pp. Barnes, Christine. Great Lodges of the Canadian Rockies. Bend: W.W. West. 1999. 164p. book cover
book coverStephenson, Marylee. Canada's National Parks: A Visitor's Guide. Upper Saddle River: Prentice-Hall. 1997. 367pp.


National Parks and National Historic Sites

book coverMacDonald, Graham. Where the Mountains Meet the Prairies: A History of Waterton Country. Parks and Heritage Series No. 1. Calgary: University of Calgary Press. 2000. 219pp. Coutts, Robert J. The Road to the Rapids: Nineteenth-Century Church and Society at St. Andrew's Parish, Red River. Parks and Heritage Series No. 3. Calgary: University of Calgary Press. 2000. 238pp. book cover
book coverPayment, Diane. The Free People / Li Gens Libres: A History of the Métis Community of Batoche, Saskatchewan. Parks and Heritage Series No. 12. Calgary: University of Calgary Press. 2009. 2nd ed. 432pp. Armstrong, Christopher and H. V. Nelles. Wilderness and Waterpower: How Banff National Park Became a Hydroelectric Storage Reservoir. Calgary: University of Calgary Press. 2013. 272pp. book cover
book coverDick, Lyle. Muskox Land: Ellesmere Island in the Age of Contact. Parks and Heritage Series No. 5. Calgary: University of Calgary Press. 2001. 615pp. Dick, Lyle. Farmers "Making Good": The Development of Abernethy District, Saskatchewan, 1880-1920. Parks and Heritage Series No. 11. Calgary: University of Calgary Press. 2008. 336pp. book cover
book coverIngelson, Allan. Chilkoot: An Adventure in Ecotourism. Parks and Heritage Series No. 4. Calgary: University of Calgary Press. 2001. 246pp. Evans, Simon. The Bar U and Canadian Ranching History. Parks and Heritage Series No. 8. Calgary: University of Calgary Press. 2004. 385pp. book cover
book coverReichwein, Pearl Ann. Climber's Paradise: Making Canada's Mountain Parks, 1906-1974. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press. 2014. 472 pp. Davies, Adriana. From Realism to Abstraction: The Art of J. B. Taylor. Calgary: University of Calgary Press. 2014. 150pp. book cover
book coverMacLaren, I. S. Michael Payne and Peter J. Murphy. Culturing Wilderness: Studies in Two Centuries of Human History in the Upper Athabasca River Watershed. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press. 2007. 400pp. Sandford, Robert W. Ecology & Wonder in the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site. Edmonton: Athabasca University Press. 2010. 380pp. book cover
book coverJones, Karen R. Wolf Mountains: A History of Wolves Along the Great Divide. Parks and Heritage Series No. 6. Calgary: University of Calgary Press. 2003. 346pp. Rodney, William. Kootenai Brown: The Unknown Frontiersman. Surrey: Heritage House. 2010. 256pp. book cover
book coverWhite, Cliff. The Lens Of Time: A Repeat Photography Of Landscape Change In The Canadian Rockies. Calgary: University of Calgary Press. 2007. 320pp. MacLaren, I. S., Eric Higgs, and Gabrielle Zezulka-Mailloux. Mapper of Mountains: M.P. Bridgland in the Canadian Rockies, 1902-1930. Edmonton: The University of Alberta Press. 2005. 312pp. book cover
book coverLuxton, Eleanor. Banff: Canada's First National Park. Banff: Summerthought Publishing. 2010. 150pp. Taylor, C. J. Jasper: A History of the Place and Its People. Markham: Fifth House Publishing. 2009. 240pp. book cover
book coverPenn, Briony. The Real Thing: The Natural History of Ian McTaggart Cowan. Victoria: Rocky Mountain Books, 2015. 558 pp. Jakimchuk, Ronald D., R. Wayne Campbell and Dennis A. Demarchi. Ian McTaggart-Cowan: The Legacy of a Pioneering Biologist, Educator and Conservationist. Madeira Park: Harbour Publishing, 2015. 416 pp. book cover
book coverWaiser, Bill. Saskatchewan's Playground: A History of Prince Albert National Park. Saskatoon: Fifth House Publishers. 1989. 148pp. Cronin, J. Keri. Manufacturing National Park Nature: Photography, Ecology, and the Wilderness Industry of Jasper. Vancouver: UBC Press. 2011. 208pp. book cover
book coverGriffiths, Deirdre. Island Forest Year: Elk Island National Park. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press. 1979. 257pp. Ringstrom, Emma. Riding Mountain: Yesterday and Today. Winnipeg: Prairie Publishing Company. 1981. 111pp. book cover
book coverWoods, John G. Glacier Country: Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Park. Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre. 1987. 128pp. Woods, John G. Auy pays du glaciers: Parc national du Mont-Revelstoke et Parc national des Glaciers. Douglas & McIntyre. 1987. 150pp. book cover
book coverPringle, Heather. Waterton Lakes National Park. Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre. 1986. 128pp. Pringle, Heather. Parc national Lac Waterton. Parcs Canada. 1986. 128pp. book cover
book coverSt-Amour, Maxime. Forillon National Park. Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre. 1985. 128pp. St-Amour, Maxime. Parc national Forillon. Parcs Canada. 1984. 128pp. book cover
book coverBurzynski, Michael. Fundy National Park. Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre. 1985. 128pp. Burzynski, Michael. Parc national Fundy. Parcs Canada. 1986. 128pp. book cover
book coverRoss, Don. St. Lawrence Islands National Park. Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre. 1983. 136pp. Stenson, Fred. Rocky Mountain House National Historic Park. Toronto: NC Press Limited. 1985. 136pp. book cover
book coverHahn, Bob. Kootenay National Park. Calgary: Rocky Mountain Books. 2000. 152pp. Burzynski, Michael. Gros Morne National Park. St. John's: Breakwater Books Ltd. 1999. 256p. book cover
book coverGreen, Norm, Tom Sheppard and William Moreira. Keji: A Guide To Kejimkujik National Park. Halifax: Nimbus Publishing. 2005. 122pp. Sandford, Robert. Yoho: A History and Celebration of Yoho National Park. Canmore: Altitude Publishing. 1999. 144pp. book cover
book coverBarrett, Clarence. Cape Breton Highlands National: A Park Lover's Companion. Wreck Cove: Breton Books. 2002. 176pp. Graham, J. Robertson. Where Canada Begins: A Visitor's Guide to Point Pelee National Park. Leamington: Friends of Point Pelee. Undated. 54pp. book cover
book coverBeers, Don. The Wonder of Yoho. Calgary: Rocky Mountain Books. 1989. 192pp. Beers, Don. Jasper-Robson: A Taste of Heaven. Calgary: Highline Publishing. 1996. 216pp. book cover
book coverWatson Ken W. A History of the Rideau Lockstations. Smith Falls, Ont.: Friends of the Rideau, 2000. 120pp. Kheraj, Sean. Inventing Stanley Park: An Environmental History. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2013. 304 pp. book cover
book coverNeufeld, David and Patrick Habiluk. Make It Pay! Gold Dredge #4. Missoula: Pictorial Histories Publishing Col. 1994. 64 p. Neufeld, David and Frank Norris. Chilkoot Trail: Heritage route to the Klondike. Whitehorse: Lost Moose, the Yukon Publishers. 1996. 182pp. book cover
book coverJohnston, A.J.B. Grand-Pré, Heart of Acadie. Halifax: Nimbus Publishing. 2004. 80 p. Johnston, A.J.B. Grand-Pré, œur de l'Acadie. Halifax: Nimbus Publishing. 2004. 88 p. book cover
book coverJohnston, A.J.B. and Ronnie-Gilles LeBlanc. Grand Pré: Landscape for the World. Halifax: Nimbus Publishing. 2015. 128 p. Johnston, A.J.B. Louisbourg: Past, Present, Future. Halifax: Nimbus Publishing. 2013. 122 p. book cover
book coverJohnston, A.J.B. Endgame 1758: The Promise, The Glory and The Despair of Louisbourg's Final Decade. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press. 2008. 382 p. Johnston, A.J.B. 1758 La finale: Promesses, Splendeur et Désolation de la Dernière Décennie de Louisbourg. Québec: PUL Diffusion. 2011. book cover
book coverJohnston, A.J.B. Louisbourg, An 18th-Century Town. Halifax: Nimbus Publishing. 1992. 143 p. Johnston, A.J.B. Control & Order: The Evolution of French Colonial Louisbourg, 1713-1758 . East Lansing: Michigan State University Press. 2001. book cover
book coverJohnston, A.J.B. Louisbourg: The Phoenix Fortress. Halifax: Nimbus Publishing. 1997. 96 p. Johnston, A.J.B. Louisbourg, Reflets d'une époque. Halifax: Nimbus Publishing. 1997. 96 p. book cover
book coverBiagi, Susan. Louisbourg: A Living History Colourguide. Halifax: Formac Publishing. 2006. 72 p. Nelson, Doug. Pekisko's Bar U Ranch. High River: Highwood Printing. 1995. 107pp. book cover
book coverMason, Courtney W. Spirits of the Rockies: Reasserting an Indigenous Presence in Banff National Park. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division. 2014. 224pp. Massie, Merle. Forest Prairie Edge: Place History in Saskatchewan. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press. 2014. 336pp. book cover
book coverWilson, Roger,ed. The Land That Never Melts: Auyuittuq National Park. Peter Martin Associates w/ Parks Canada. 1976. 212pp. Miller, Gifford, Raymond Bradley, Peter Schledermann and Patrick Baird. Au pays des glaces éternelles: Ile de Baffin, Parc National Auyuittuq. Éditions l'Étincelle w/ Parcs Canada. 1977. 223pp. book cover
book coverMarty, Sid. The Black Grizzly of Whiskey Creek. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart. 2008. 296pp. Marty, Sid. Switchbacks: True Stories from the Canadian Rockies. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart. 2001. 336pp. book cover
book coverSchullery, Paul. This High, Wild Country: A Celebration of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press. 2010. 42pp. Hildebrandt, Walter. Views From Fort Battleford: Constructed Visions of an Anglo-Canadian West. Edmonton: Athabasca University Press. 2008. 130pp. book cover
book coverRudin, Ronald. Kouchibouguac: Removal, Resistance, and Remembrance at a Canadian National Park. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 2016. 400pp. Ives, Jack D. Baffin Island: Field Research and High Arctic Adventure, 1961-67. Calgary: University of Calgary Press. 2016. 248pp. book cover
book coverRenouf, M.A.P. Ancient Cultures, Bountiful Seas: The Story of Port au Choix. St. John's: Historic Sites Association of Newfoundland and Labrador. 1999. 64pp. Brice-Bennett, Carol. Hopedale: Three Ages of a Community in Northern Labrador. St. John's: Historic Sites Association of Newfoundland and Labrador. 2003. 143pp. book cover
book coverWallace, Birgitta Linderoth. Westward Vikings: The Saga of L'Anse aux Meadows. St. John's: Historic Sites Association of Newfoundland and Labrador. 2006. 127pp. Lewis-Simpson, Shannon. Vinland Revisited: The Norse World at the Turn of the First Millenium. St. John's: Historic Sites Association of Newfoundland and Labrador. 2003. 465pp. book cover
book coverHildebrandt, Walter. The Battle of Batoche: British Small Warfare and the Entrenched Métis. 2nd Edition. Vancouver: Talonbooks. 2012. 138pp. MacDonald, Graham. A Good Solid Comfortable Establishment: An Illustrated History of Lower Fort Garry. Winnipeg: Watson & Dwyer Publishing. 1992. 98pp. book cover
book coverBernier, Serge, Jacques Castonguay, André Charbonneau, Yvon Desloges and Larry Ostola. Military History of Quebec City, 1608-2008. Montreal: Art Global. 2008. 352pp. Bernier, Serge, Jacques Castonguay, André Charbonneau, Yvon Desloges and Larry Ostola. Québec ville militaire 1608-2008. Montreal: Art Global. 2008. 347pp. book cover
book coverMacDonald, Graham A. and Grit McCreath. Waskesiu and its Neighbours: A Casual Illustrated History. Altona: Friesens Corporation. 2008. 103pp. Clipperton, Robert, ed. The Cypress Hills Massacre. Occasional Papers in Archaeology No. 3. Sasksatoon: Saskatchewan Archaeological Society. 2015. 226pp. book cover
book cover John Geiger and Alanna Mitchell. Franklin's Lost Ship: The Historic Discovery of HMS Erebus. New York: HarperCollins Publishers. 2015. 224pp. Andrew Cohen. Lost Beneath the Ice: The Story of HMS Investigator. Toronto: Dundurn Press. 2013. 152pp. book cover

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