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National Parks of Canada Electronic Library

Welcome / Bienvenue! The National Parks of Canada Electronic Library is a portal to electronic publications covering the cultural and natural history of the Canadian park system, which includes 46 national parks/reserves, 169 historic sites (including 9 heritage canals), 4 marine conservation areas/reserves, 1 urban park and 1 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.

New eLibrary Additions

Fort Battleford: A Structural History. Volume I: Building Reports Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 252 (Walter Hildebrandt, Parks Canada, 1978)

Buying Wood & Building Farms : Marketing Lumber and Farm Building Designs on the Canadian Prairies, 1880 to 1920 / Acheter son bois et construire sa ferme : la commercialisation du bois de construction et des modèles de bâtiments agricoles dans les Prairies canadiennes de 1880 à 1920 (G.E. Mills, Parks Canada, 1991)

Archaeological Inventory, Elk Island National Park, Volume 1 Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 318 (Ian R. Wilson and Thomas H. Head, Parks Canada, 1978)

Final Report of the 1973 Archaeological Survey of Prince Albert National Park: Findings and Recommendations Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 319 (Eugene M. Gryba, Parks Canada, 1974)

Aboriginal Mounds in Southern Manitoba: An Evaluative Overview Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 323 (E. Leigh Syms, Parks Canada, 1978)

Miscellaneous Biographies Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 166 (John Osborne, Parks Canada, 1975)
     Sir Frank Stillman Barnard, 1856-1936.
     Edgar Dewdney, 1835-1916.
     Friedrich Heinrich Glackemeyer, 1751/61-1836.
     Sir Anthony Musgrave, 1828-1888.
     William Notman, 1826-1891.
     Albert Norton Richards, 1822-1897.
     Sir Joseph William Trutch, 1826-1904.
     George Anthony Walkem, 1834-1908.

Canadian Historic Sites: Occasional Papers in Archaeology and History No. 19 (Gordon Bennett, Parks Canada, 1978)
Yukon Transportation: A History

Lieux historiques canadiens: cahiers d'archéologie et d'histoire no 19 (Gordon Bennett, Parcs Canada, 1978)
L'histoire des transports au Yukon

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 (1916-2016), please visit the Centennial Edition our companion Website:

Please note: Publications produced by Parks Canada, Environment Canada, and Natural Resources Canada are not in the public domain but are copyrighted by the Government of Canada (Crown). The electronic editions of these publications are for non-commercial purposes and do not permit re-use; please respect these copyright-holders by merely linking to this content and not re-posting. Please consult with the appropriate Government of Canada agencies for additional copyright clearance information. Due diligence has been employed in scanning these documents in an attempt to ensure the accuracy of the materials reproduced; however, these should not be viewed as official versions of the original nor having been made in affiliation with or endorsed by Parks Canada, Environment Canada, or Natural Resources Canada. Most of the electronic documents were scanned from the English-language edition of these publications, though we endeavour to provide either dual-language or French-language editions when possible.