Parks Canada History

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History of Parks Canada Electronic Library

Book of the Month
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Lower Fort Garry
Canadian Historic Sites: Occasional Papers in Archaeology and History No. 4
(Dale Miquelon, George C. Ingram and William R. Morrison, Parks Canada, 1970)
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Louis Riel / Louis Riel
(Thomas Flanagan, Canadian Historical Association Booklet No. 50, 1992)
The Fur Trade and Western Canadian Society, 1670-1870 / Le commerce des fourrures et la société de l'ouest canadien, 1670-1870
(Frits Pannekoek, Canadian Historical Association Booklet No. 43, 1987)
The West and Confederation, 1857-1871 / L'Ouest et la Confédération, 1857-1871
(W.L. Morton, Canadian Historical Association Booklet No. 9, 1968)
The North-West Territories, 1870-1905 / Les Territoires du Nord-Ouest, 1870-1905
(Lewis H. Thomas, Canadian Historical Association Booklet No. 26, 1970)

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 not affiliated with the Government of Canada/Parks Canada, but is an independent effort to showcase the history of the Parks Canada Agency and the Canadian National Park and Historic Site System.

The information contained in this Website is historic 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.

Heritage Minutes
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Louis Riel

Heritage Minutes
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Nellie McClung

In celebration of Canada's 150th birthday, throughout 2017 we will be highlighting the national parks and national historic sites of each province and territory — areas that have been set aside to help capture the unique natural history and rich cultural heritage of Canada.




Manitoba
Manitoba

(Areas managed by Parks Canada / Zones gérées par Parcs Canada)
Canada 150
National Parks / Parcs nationaux
Riding Mountain / Mont-Riding
Wapusk / Wapusk
National Historic Sites / Lieux historiques nationaux
Forts Rouge, Garry and Gibraltar / Forts Rouge, Garry et Gibraltar
Linear Mounds / Monticules-Linéaires
Lower Fort Garry / Lower Fort Garry
Prince of Wales Fort / Fort-Prince-de-Galles
Riding Mountain Park East Gate Registration Complex / Centre-d'Inscription-de-l'Entrée-Est-du-Parc-du-Mont-Riding
Riel House / Maison-Riel
St. Andrew's Rectory / Presbytère-St. Andrew's
The Forks / La Fourche
York Factory / York Factory

Please consult Park Summaries / Résumés parc for a complete list including site descriptions.


New eLibrary Additions

Treaties with Indigenous People of Canada (Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, undated)

The Doctor's Office, Walls and North-West Bastion at Lower Fort Garry Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 51 (Philip Goldring, Parks Canada, 1971)

Archaeological Investigations at Lower Fort Garry, 1971 Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 84 (W.J. Folan and Peter J. Priess, Parks Canada, 1972)

Archaeological Investigations in the Northwest Bastion and Bake House, Lower Fort Garry, 1973 Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 114 (John Dewhirst, Parks Canada, 1974)

1968 Excavations at Lower Fort Garry Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 114 (Peter J. Priess, Parks Canada, 1969)

Fouilles à Lower Fort Garry: les opérations 1K44 et 1K45 - juillet 1969 Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 148 (Marcel Moussette, Parks Canada, 1969)

The Documentary and Archaeological Evidence of Fences Associated with the Engineer's Cottage, Lower Fort Garry, Manitoba Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 148 (James V. Chism and Karlis Karklins, Parks Canada, 1970)

The Saleshop: Structure and Function, Lower Fort Garry, Manitoba Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 148 (George C. Ingram, Parks Canada, 1967)

The South West Bastion, Lower Fort Garry, Manitoba: Structure and Function Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 148 (George C. Ingram, Parks Canada, 1967)

The Men's House, Lower Fort Garry: Its Furnishings and Place Within the Hudson's Bay Company Post Environment Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 246 (Gregory Thomas, Parks Canada, 1978)

Archaeological Investigations at Lower Fort Garry, 1977 Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 336 (Peter J. Priess, Parks Canada, 1978)

Archaeological Investigations at Lower Fort Garry, 1978 Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 336 (Peter J. Priess and Linda J. Sears, Parks Canada, 1979)

Lower Fort Garry National Historic Park: A Period Landscape Study Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 407 (Greg Thomas, Parks Canada, 1979)

The Ceramics of Lower Fort Garry: Operations 1 to 31 / Les céramiques du Lower Fort Garry: opérations 1 à 31 History and Archaeology/Histoire et archéologie 24 (Lynne Sussman, Parks Canada, 1979)

Teacher's Guide, Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site of Canada / Guide Pédagogique, Lieu historique du Canada de Lower Fort Garry (Parks Canada, 2009)

Provisional Master Plan, Riding Mountain National Park (Philip E. Flores, Parks Canada, 1967)

Architectural Investigation Report, Riel House, St. Vital, Manitoba (K. Elder, M. Weil and J. Dalibard, Parks Canada, 1973)

Fire in the Management of Canada's National Parks: Philosophy and Strategy (C.E. Van Wagner and I.R. Methven, Canadian Forestry Service, January 1980)

Brochure: Parc national de L'île du Prince-Édouard (Parcs Canada, 1967)

Brochure: When the Iron Flowed / Quand le fer coulait (Parks Canada, 1975)

Booklets: Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, Nova Scotia / Parc historique national de la fortresse de Louisbourg, Nouvelle-Écosse (Parks Canada, 1965)

Waterton-Glacier Guide 2017 (Glacier National Park Conservancy, 2017)

Consultation on the Draft Management Plan for the Lachine Canal / Consultation sur le projet de plan directeur du Canal-de-Lachine (Parks Canada, 2017)



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


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