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History of Parks Canada Electronic Library & Archive

Welcome! The History of Parks Canada Electronic Library and Archive 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, 1,001 national historic sites (171 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 et archive 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, 1,001 lieux historiques nationaux (dont 171 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 et archive de Parcs Canada


New eLibrary Additions
calender drawing
©Parks Canada/Parcs Canada

Brochure: Signal Hill National Historic Park, Newfoundland/Parc historique national Signal Hill, Terre-Neuve (Parks Canada, 1981)

Brochure: Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve, Havre-Saint-Pierre/Réserve de parc national L'archipel de Mingan, Have-Saint-Pierre (Parks Canada, 1985)

Brochure: Les Forges du Saint-Maurice National Historic Park, Trois-Rivières, Québec/Parc historique national Les Forges du Saint-Maurice, Trois-Rivières, Québec (Parks Canada, 1985)

From Tides to Tins: Stories of BC's Salmon Canneries / De la marée à la boīte : Histoires des conserveries de saumon en C.-B. (Gulf of Georgia Cannery, 2023)

Early Buildings on Steveston's Cannery Row (Edward Mills and Duncan Stacey, extract from Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada Bulletin, Vol. 10 No. 1, March 1985)

Ebb & Flow: Turning Points in West Coast Fishing Industry (Kit Grauer and Shannon King, extract from Roundup, Issue 273, 2018, ©BC Museums Association)

Race, Labour, and The Architecture of White Jobs: Chinese Labour in British Columbia's Salmon Canning Industry, 1877-1941 (©Devin Ainsworth Eeg, Master's Thesis, University of British Columbia, May 2017)

The history to keep (Department of Fisheries and Oceans, extract from Pacific Tidings, Vol. 6 No. 3, 1993)

Xplorers: Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site / Xplorateurs: Lieu historique national Gulf of Georgia Cannery(Parks Canada)

Xplorers: Endangered Southern Resident Killer Whale / Xplorateurs: L'épaulard résident du sud, une espèce menacée (Parks Canada)

Biosphere Reserves / Réserves de la biosphère (Canadian Man and the Biosphere Committee, 1982)

Living our Values: Values and Ethics Code / Vivre selon nos valeurs : Code de valeurs et d'éthique (Parks Canada, 2023)

Difficult Terrain: How the Complex History of Canada's National Parks and Historic Sites Can Help Us Find a Better Way Forward (Leisha Grebinski and Candice Lipski, CBC Radio One, August 7, 2023)

Park Prisoners (Bill Waiser, excerpt from Canada's History, August-September 2013)

Repeat Photography of Montane Trembling Aspen in the Canadian Rocky Mountains (Clifford A. White and Michael C. Feller, from Tall Timbers Fire Ecology Conference Proceeding, Vol. 22, 2004)

Using Topography to Model and Monitor Fire Cycles in Banff National Park (Marie-Pierre Rogeau, Ian Pengelly and Marie-Josée Fortin, from Tall Timbers Fire Ecology Conference Proceeding, Vol. 22, 2004)

Impacts of Fire and Elk Herbivory in the Montaine Ecoregion of Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada (Brian D. Amiro, Willian J. de Groot, Peter Bothwell, Alan L. Westhaver and Peter L. Achuff, from Tall Timbers Fire Ecology Conference Proceeding, Vol. 22, 2004)

Fire Regimes in Nahanni National Park and the Mackenzie Bison Sanctuary, Northwest Territories, Canada (P.M. Bothwell, W.J. de Groot, D.E. Dubé, T. Chowns, D.H. Carlsson and C.N. Stefner, from Tall Timbers Fire Ecology Conference Proceeding, Vol. 22, 2004)

National Parks Traveler News

Suspected Whirling Disease Closes Lakes In Two British Columbia Parks (NPT Staff, October 29, 2023)

Photography In The National Parks: Road Trippin’ The Canadian Rockies! (Rebecca Latson, October 24, 2023)

Suspected Poaching Probed In Jasper National Park (NPT Staff, October 24, 2023)

Canada Finalizes The Establishment Of Labrador Park (NPT Staff, October 23, 2023)

No Aquatic Invasive Species Found In Jasper This Summer (NPT Staff, October 22, 2023)

Parks Canada Okays Indigenous Harvest In Jasper (NPT Staff, October 21, 2023)

A 30-Minute Cross-Border Visit To Goat Haunt Seeking Peace (Jennifer Bain, October 17, 2023)

National Parks Quiz And Trivia #66: The Canadian Rockies Edition (Rebecca Latson, October 16, 2023)

Trails I’ve Hiked: To The Toe Of The Athabasca Glacier (Rebecca Latson, October 14, 2023)

The Last Of Us And Other Reasons To Love Waterton Lakes National Park (Jennifer Bain, October 11, 2023)

Maligne Lake’s Beating Heart (Rebecca Latson, October 9, 2023)

Parks Canada Releases Details On Fatal Grizzly Attack In Banff National Park (NPT Staff, October 6, 2023)

Torngat Mountains Releases New Management Plan (NPT Staff, October 2, 2023)

Grizzly Bear Attack Leaves Two Dead In Banff National Park (NPT Staff, October 2, 2023)

Flowerpots And Other Wonders Of Fathom Five National Marine Park (Jennifer Bain, September 30, 2023)

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