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Fort Walsh NHS (photo ©Parks Canada)
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, 168 historic sites (including 9 heritage canals), 4 marine conservation areas/reserves, and 1 landmark, as well as 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.

Featured Publications

NPS History To learn about the (U.S.) National Park Service, please visit our companion Website:
Friends of Canada's National Parks
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society
Network in Canadian History and Environment
George Wright Society
Canadian Parks Council
Please note: Publications produced by Parks 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 consult with the appropriate Government of Canada agencies for copyright clearance information. Due diligence has been employed in scanning these documents in an attempt to ensure the accuracy of the materials reproduced. 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.