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Welcome! The History of Parks Canada Electronic Library is a portal to electronic publications covering the cultural and natural history of the Canadian National Parks System, which includes 47 national parks/reserves, one national urban park, 996 national historic sites (172 of which are administered by Parks Canada, including nine heritage canals), four national marine conservation areas/reserves, and one national landmark, along with documents from the history of the agency that has been entrusted to manage this System: Parks 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 Website for current information.


Bienvenue! La Histoire de la bibliothèque électronique de Parcs Canada est un portail de publications électroniques sur l’histoire culturelle et naturelle du réseau des parcs nationaux du Canada, qui inclut comprend 47 parcs nationaux / réserves, un parc urbain national, 996 lieux historiques nationaux (dont 172 sont administrés par Parcs Canada, y compris neuf canaux du patrimoine), quatre aires marines de conservation nationales, un point de repère national, ainsi que des documents de l'histoire de l'agence chargée de gérer ce système: Parcs Canada.

Ce site Web est un effort indépendant et n'est pas affilié au gouvernement du Canada / Parcs Canada. Les informations contenues sur ce site Web ont une portée historique et ne constituent pas une aide à la planification de voyages ; veuillez consulter le site Web officiel de Parcs Canada pour obtenir des renseignements à jour.

Histoire de la bibliothèque électronique de Parcs Canada


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The Beaver Hills Country:
A History of Land and Life

(Graham A. MacDonald, 2009)


First Record of Mountain Lions, Puma concolor, in Elk Island National Park, Alberta (Glynnis A. Hood and Tim Neufeld, extract from The Canadian Field-Naturalist, Vol. 118 No. 4, 2004)

Interactions Between Moose, Elk, and Buffalo in Elk Island National Park, Alberta (©William Noron Holsworth, Master's Thesis University of British Columbia, April 1960)

Initial beaked hazel growth responses following protection from ungulate browsing (Jody N. Best, Edward W. Bork and Normand L. Cool, extract from Journal of Range Management, Vol. 56 No. 5, September 2003)

Energy Development Squeezes Elk Island National Park (Joyce Hildebrand, extract from Wilderness Watch, Vol. 17 No. 1, February 2009)

Evaluation of Wickaninnish Interpretive Centre at Pacific Rim National Park Reserve: Focus Group Research (Tracy Bowman, Parks Canada, November 2007)

Evaluation of Wickaninnish Interpretive Centre at Pacific Rim National Reserve: Intercept Whale Festival Survey with visitors and Online Survey with locals / Évaluation du Centre d'interprétation Wickaninnish, dans la réserve de parc national Pacific Rim : Interrogation au passage de participants au Festival de la baleine et sondage en ligne auprès des résidents des environs (Tracy Bowman, Parks Canada, December 2007)

Canada's Wealth of Natural Capital: Rouge National Park (Sara Wilson, David Suzuki Foundation, September 2012)

Observations sur le chêne rouge et le pin blanc au parc national du Canada Forillon, automne 2004 (Sylvain Fortin and Mathieu Côté, March 2005)

Economic Impacts of National Parks: Yukon Territory & Northern BC (Peter Whiting and Luigi Zanasi for Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, April 2006)

Hopedale: Inuit Gateway to the South and Moravian Settlement (Hans J. Rollmann, extract from Newfoundland and Labrador Studies, Vol. 28 No. 2, 2013)

Superintendents Biographies, Waterton Lakes National Park (Chris Morrison, Parks Canada, c2015)

Species At Risk in Banff National Park / Les espèces en péril du parc national Banff (Parks Canada, 2020)

Reintroduction Plan: Plains Bison in Banff National Park / Plan de réintroduction : Le bison de plaines dans le parc national Banff (Parks Canada, March 2015)

Appearance at the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustaining Development: Portfolio 101 / Comparution devant le comité de l'environnement et du développement durable: Présentation 101 (Parks Canada, February 27, 2020)

Management Statement, Marconi National Historic Site / Énoncé de gestion, Lieu historique national du Canada Marconi (Parks Canada, February 2017)

Review of the Forges du Saint-Maurice National Historic Site Management Plan: Public Consultation Report / Révision du plan directeur du lieu historique national des Forges-du-Saint-Maurice: Rapport des consultations publiques (July 2020)

Management Plan, Halifax Defence Complex / Plan Directeur, Complexe de défense d'Halifax (Parks Canada, 2020)

Management Statement, Battle Hill National Historic Site / Énoncé de gestion, Lieu historique national du Canada de la Colline-de-la-Bataille (Parks Canada, 2019)

Management Statement, Battle of Cook's Mills National Historic Site / Énoncé de gestion, Lieu historique national du Canada de la Bataille-de-Cook's Mills (Parks Canada, 2019)

Management Plan, Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site / Plan Directeur, Lieu historique national du Canada du Canal-de-Sault Ste. Marie (Parks Canada, 2019)

Management Statement, Carillon Barracks National Historic Site / Énoncé de gestion, Lieu historique national du Canada de la Caserne-de-Carillon (Parks Canada, 2020)

What We Heard: Phase One Public Engagement, Halifax Defence Complex / Ce que nous avons entendu: Première phase — Participation du public, Complexe de défense d'Halifax (Parks Canada, January 2020)

What We Heard: Phase One Public Engagement, Kejimkujik National Park / Ce que nous avons entendu: Première phase de consultation publique, Parc national du Canada Kejimkujik (Parks Canada, March 2020)

Consultation report on the Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal National Historic Site Draft Management Plan / Rapport de consultation sur le projet de plan directeur du lieu historique national du Canal-de-Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue (Hill+Knowlton Strategies for Parks Canada, March 2020)

What We Heard — Kootenay National Park / Ce que nous avons entendu — Parc national Kootenay (Parks Canada, 2019)

Fort McPherson National Historic Site Revisited: The History and Importance of Fort McPherson from a Teetl'it Gwich'in Perspective (Mélanie Fafard for Gwich'in Social and Cultural Institute, December 2001)

Landscapes of Memory: Heritage Place and Historic Sites in Prairie Canada (©Robert Coutts, Doctoral Thesis University of Manitoba, December 2018)


Prince Albert National Park

Adaptive Governance for Fire Management Planning: A Case Study on Prince Albert National Park, Saskatchewan (©Åsa Almstedt, Master's Thesis University of Saskatchewan, November 2010)

Chronic stress and body condition of wolf-killed prey in Prince Albert National Park, Saskatchewan (Justin R. Shave, Andrew E. Derocher, Seth G. Cherry and Gregory W. Thiemann, extract from Conservation Physiology, Vol. 7, 2019)

Fescue Grassland Restoration Program, Prince Albert National Park (Dustin Guedo, Parks Canada, undated)

Historical changes in caribou distribution and land cover in and around Price Albert National Park: land management implications (Maria L. Arlt and Micheline Manseau, extract from Rangifer, Special Issue 19, 2011, The 12th North American Caribou Workshop)

Monitoring Wilderness Quality: Kingsmere Wilderness Area, Prince Albert National Park (©Wayne R. Tucker, Master's Thesis University of Calgary, September 1998)

Hearings on Prince Albert National Park (extract from The Blue Jay, Vol. 29 No. 3, September 1971)

Prince Albert National Park Interpretive Program (Ron Dutcher, extract from The Blue Jay, Vol. 33 No. 2, June 1975)

Prince Albert National Park Nature Centre: Revised Interpretive Plan (Carlene Gorecki, Don Enright and Scott Stephen, Parks Canada, November 16, 2012)

The Flora of Prince Albert National Park (Vernon L. Harms, undated)

The Great Fire of 1919 (Peter J. Murphy, Cordy Tymstra and Merle Massie, extract from Forest History Today, Spring/Fall 2015)

The Limnology and Fisheries of Prince Albert National Park, Saskatchewan (D.W. Mayhood, March 1974)

The Waskesiu Community Fuel Break, Prince Albert National Park: 15-year review of a fuel modification project in the boreal forest (Dean MacDonald, Parks Canada, c2016)

Sizing up the Catch: Native-Newcomer Resource Competition and the Early Years of Saskatchewan's Northern Commercial Fishery (Anthony G. Gulig, extract from Saskatchewan History, Vol. 47 No. 2, Fall 1995, ©Saskatchewan Archives Board)

Unemployment Relief Camps in Saskatchewan, 1933-1936 (Lorne A. Brown, extract from Saskatchewan History, Vol. 23 No. 3, Autumn 1970, ©Saskatchewan Archives Board)

Camp #9: An Historical and Archaeological Investigation of a Depression Era Relief Camp in Prince Albert National Park (©Michael St. Denis, Master's Thesis University of Saskatchewan, Fall 2002)

Take me to Waskesiu (Jim Sutherland, extract from cottagelife.com, May 2017)

Waskesiu Townsite: Vision 2020 and Beyond — Community Action Plan (Waskesiu Community Council, August 2015)


National Historic Sites of Saskatchewan

Cumberland House: Two Hundred Years of History (Mary Helen Richards, extract from Saskatchewan History, Vol. 27 No. 3, Autumn 1974, ©Saskatchewan Archives Board)

Historic Sites: Cumberland House (Bruce Peel, extract from Saskatchewan History, Vol. 3 No. 2, Spring 1950, ©Saskatchewan Archives Board)

Looking into the Archives: The Claybank Brick Plant Fonds (Dana Turgeon, extract from Saskatchewan History, Vol. 56 No. 1, Spring 2004, ©Saskatchewan Archives Board)

Father Louis Pierre Gravel and the Settlement of the Gravelbourg Area (Beckey Hamilton, extract from Saskatchewan History, Vol. 59 No. 2, Fall 2007, ©Saskatchewan Archives Board)

Seager Wheeler, Wheat King (Victor Carl Friesen, extract from Saskatchewan History, Vol. 48 No. 2, Fall 1996, ©Saskatchewan Archives Board)

A Review of the Motherwell Homestead National Historic Site, Abernethy, Saskatchewan (Bruce Dawson, extract from Saskatchewan History, Vol. 60 No. 2, Fall 2008, ©Saskatchewan Archives Board)

W.R. Motherwell and Agricultural Education, 1905-1918 (Allan R. Turner, extract from Saskatchewan History, Vol. 12 No. 3, Autumn 1959, ©Saskatchewan Archives Board)

W.R. Motherwell and the Dry Farming Congress in Canada (R. Bruce Shepard, extract from Saskatchewan History, Vol. 49 No. 2, Fall 1997, ©Saskatchewan Archives Board)

W.R. Motherwell: The Emergence of a Farm Leader (Allan R. Turner, extract from Saskatchewan History, Vol. 11 No. 3, Autumn 1958, ©Saskatchewan Archives Board)

Archaeological Study of the Fort Pelly Site (Gilbert C. Watson, extract from Saskatchewan History, Vol. 25 No. 1, Winter 1972, ©Saskatchewan Archives Board)

Fort Pelly: An Historical Sketch (J.F. Klaus, extract from Saskatchewan History, Vol. 14 No. 3, Autumn 1961, ©Saskatchewan Archives Board)

Fort Livingstone (J.F. Klaus, extract from Saskatchewan History, Vol. 15 No. 3, Autumn 1962, ©Saskatchewan Archives Board)

Monsieur Batoche (Diane Payment, extract from Saskatchewan History, Vol. 32 No. 3, Autumn 1979, ©Saskatchewan Archives Board)

With The Midland Battalion To Batoche (R.H. Roy, extract from Saskatchewan History, Vol. 32 No. 2, Spring 1979, ©Saskatchewan Archives Board)

Public Buildings in Battleford, 1876-1878 (Walter Hildebrandt, extract from Saskatchewan History, Vol. 35 No. 1, Winter 1982, ©Saskatchewan Archives Board)

Who Was The "Fine Young Man"? The Frog Lake "Massacre" Visited (Allen Ronaghan, extract from Saskatchewan History, Vol. 47 No. 2, Fall 1995, ©Saskatchewan Archives Board)

Historic Sites: A Tour of Rebellion Battlefields (Everett Baker, extract from Saskatchewan History, Vol. 3 No. 1, Winter 1950, ©Saskatchewan Archives Board)

Reconstructions of a Different Kind: The Mounted Police and the Rebirth of Fort Walsh, 1942-1966 (James De Jonge, extract from Saskatchewan History, Vol. 49 No. 1, Spring 1997, ©Saskatchewan Archives Board)

History Brief: The Battle of Cut Knife Hill: Harriet Yellowmud rememers (extract from Saskatchewan History, Vol. 64 No. 2, Fall/Winter 2012, ©Saskatchewan Archives Board)

History in the Community: The Dukhobors: Celebrating A Century of Life in Saskatchewan (George Stushnoff, extract from Saskatchewan History, Vol. 51 No. 2, Fall 1999, ©Saskatchewan Archives Board)

The Doukhobors in 1904 (Patricia L. McCormick, extract from Saskatchewan History, Vol. 31 No. 1, Winter 1978, ©Saskatchewan Archives Board)

The People of Saskatchewan in Pictures: The Doukhobors (Georgina M. Taylor, extract from Saskatchewan History, Vol. 51 No. 2, Fall 1999, ©Saskatchewan Archives Board)

Edmund Morris Among the Saskatchewan Indians and the Fort Qu'Appelle Monument (Jean McGill, extract from Saskatchewan History, Vol. 35 No. 3, Autumn 1982, ©Saskatchewan Archives Board)

A Trip to Île-à-la-Crosse in 1915 (Rufus Redmond Earle, extract from Saskatchewan History, Vol. 39 No. 1, Winter 1986, ©Saskatchewan Archives Board)

Community and Aboriginality in an Aboriginal Community: Relating to Histories in and of Île-à-la-Crosse (Kayta MacDonald, Saskatchewan History, Vol. 61 No. 2, Fall 2009, ©Saskatchewan Archives Board)

Duel at Ile-à-la-Crosse (Elizabeth Arthur, extract from Saskatchewan History, Vol. 27 No. 2, Spring 1974, ©Saskatchewan Archives Board)

Encountering Mary: Apparitions, Roadside Shrines and the Métis of the Westside (Amanda Fehr and MacKinley Darlington, Saskatchewan History, Vol. 61 No. 2, Fall 2009, ©Saskatchewan Archives Board)

Glimpses of Métis Society and History in Northwest Saskatchewan (Keith Thor Carlson, Saskatchewan History, Vol. 61 No. 2, Fall 2009, ©Saskatchewan Archives Board)

Métis Welfare: A History of Economic Exchange in Northwest Saskatchewan, 1770-1870 (Liam Haggarty, Saskatchewan History, Vol. 61 No. 2, Fall 2009, ©Saskatchewan Archives Board)

The Île-à-Crosse Cemetery: A Regional Approach (Kevin Gambell, Saskatchewan History, Vol. 61 No. 2, Fall 2009, ©Saskatchewan Archives Board)

From Contender to Also-Ran: John Diefenbaker and the Saskatchewan Conservative Party in the Election of 1938 (Patricia Kyba, extract from Saskatchewan History, Vol. 44 No. 3, Autumn 1992, ©Saskatchewan Archives Board)

The Legal Career of John G. Diefenbaker (Ken Whiteway, extract from Saskatchewan History, Vol. 53 No. 1, Spring 2001, ©Saskatchewan Archives Board)

The Standardized Railroad Station in Saskatchewan: The Case of the Canadian National System (Charles W. Bohi and H. Roger Grant, extract from Saskatchewan History, Vol. 29 No. 3, Autumn 1976, ©Saskatchewan Archives Board)

The Standardized Railroad Station in Saskatchewan: The Case of the Canadian Pacific (Charles W. Bohi and H. Roger Grant, extract from Saskatchewan History, Vol. 31 No. 3, Autumn 1978, ©Saskatchewan Archives Board)

Wanuskewin Heritage Park: Understanding the Cultural Legacy of the Northern Plains Indians (Ernest G. Walker, extract from Saskatchewan History, Vol. 44 No. 3, Autumn 1992, ©Saskatchewan Archives Board)


Port au Choix National Historic Site

Palaeoeskimo Seal Hunters at Port au Choix Northwestern Newfoundland (M.A.P. Renouf, extract from Newfoundland Studies, Vol. 9 No. 2, 1993)

Introduction — Prehistoric Archaeological Sites in Port au Choix (Trevor Bell and M.A.P. Renouf, extract from Newfoundland and Labrador Studies, Vol. 20 No. 1, 2005)

Application of Ground-Penetrating Radar to Mapping Archaeological Features at the Gould Site, Port au Choix (Trevor Bell, Julia Daly, Alice Kelley and M.A.P. Renouf, extract from Newfoundland and Labrador Studies, Vol. 20 No. 1, 2005)

Geophysical Survey of the Dorset Palaeoeskimo Site of Point Riche (Edward Eastaugh and Jeremy Taylor, extract from Newfoundland and Labrador Studies, Vol. 20 No. 1, 2005)

Palaeoethnobotanical Research at Port au Choix (Michael Deal, extract from Newfoundland and Labrador Studies, Vol. 20 No. 1, 2005)

Late Prehistoric Human Impact on Bass Pond, Port au Choix (Trevor Bell, Joyce B. Macpherson and M.A.P. Renouf, extract from Newfoundland and Labrador Studies, Vol. 20 No. 1, 2005)

Using Bone Measurements to Determine the Season of Harp Seal Hunting at the Dorset Palaeoeskimo Site of Phillip's Garden (Lisa M. Hodgetts, extract from Newfoundland and Labrador Studies, Vol. 20 No. 1, 2005)

Animal Exploitation and Season of Occupation at the Groswater Palaeoeskimo Site of Phillip's Garden West (Patricia J. Wells, extract from Newfoundland and Labrador Studies, Vol. 20 No. 1, 2005)

Environmental Changes at Port au Choix as Reconstructed from Fossil Midges (Sandra M. Rosenberg, Ian R. Walker and Joyce B. Macpherson, extract from Newfoundland and Labrador Studies, Vol. 20 No. 1, 2005)

Testing a Proposed Late Holocene Sea-Level Oscillation using the Isolation Basin Approach, Great Northern Peninsula, Newfoundland (I. Rod Smith, Trevor Bell and M.A.P. Renouf, extract from Newfoundland and Labrador Studies, Vol. 20 No. 1, 2005)

Postglacial Sea-Level History and Coastline Change at Port au Choix, Great Northern Peninsula, Newfoundland (Trevor Bell, I. Rod Smith and M.A.P. Renouf, extract from Newfoundland and Labrador Studies, Vol. 20 No. 1, 2005)


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