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A Century of Parks Canada, 1911-2011

contributions by Alan MacEachern; John Sandlos; Ben Bradley; Bill Waiser; C. J. Taylor; George Colpitts; Oliver Craig-Dupont; Ronald Rudin; David Neufeld; Brad Martin; E. Gwyn Langemann; I.S. MacLaren & Lyle Dick

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"... a diverse and fascinating array of perspectives on the history of Canada's national parks, illuminating many less well-understood aspects of the evolving place of people in and near these parks." - Stephen Bocking, Professor and Chair, Environmental and Resource Studies Program, Trent University

When Canada created a Dominion Parks Branch in 1911, it became the first country in the world to establish an agency devoted to managing its national parks. Over the past century this agency, now Parks Canada, has been at the centre of important debates about the place of nature in Canadian nationhood and relationships between Canada's diverse ecosystems and its communities. Today, Parks Canada manages over forty parks and reserves totalling over 200,000 square kilometres and featuring a dazzling variety of landscapes, and is recognized as a global leader in the environmental challenges of protected places. Its history is a rich repository of experience, of lessons learned - critical for making informed decisions about how to sustain the environmental and social health of our national parks.

A Century of Parks Canada is published in partnership with NiCHE (Network in Canadian History and Environment; http://niche-canada.org/).

With Contributions By: Ben Bradley George Colpitts Oliver Craig-Dupont Lyle Dick E. Gwyn Langemann Alan MacEachern I.S. MacLaren Brad Martin David Neufeld Ronald Rudin John Sandlos C.J. Taylor Bill Waiser

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John Sandlos

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Ben Bradley

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Bill Waiser

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C. J. Taylor

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George Colpitts

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Oliver Craig-Dupont

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Ronald Rudin

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David Neufeld a Parks Canada historian, has worked on Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site for over ten years. Based in Whitehorse, he does research on the Kluane National Park Reserve, the Yukon River, Dawson City and the Klondike goldfields, and the Yukon north slope.

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Brad Martin is the Dean of Faculty of Education, Health and Human Development at Capilano University.
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Brad Martin is the Dean of Faculty of Education, Health and Human Development at Capilano University.
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I.S. MacLaren teaches at the University of Alberta in the Department of History and Classics and the Department of English and Film Studies. Mapper of Mountains: M.P. Bridgland in the Canadian Rockies, 1902–1930 (2005) is his biography of the Dominion Land Surveyor whose phototopographic work in Jasper in 1915 created the first reliable maps of the area and made possible, eight decades later, the Rocky Mountain Repeat Photography Project.
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Lyle Dick is the West Coast Historian for Parks Canada and president of the Canadian Historical Association. He has published extensively in the fields of Arctic history, western Canadian history, and historiography. Lyle Dick has also received numerous awards for endeavours and accomplishments in his chosen fields.
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Awards
  • Short-listed, BPAA Alberta Book Publishing Award - Scholarly Book of the Year
Editorial Review

 

The standard of illustrations is exceedingly good throughout, with archival black-and-white and modern colour photos being well chosen for their interest and relevance. The importance and the clarity of maps is often ignored nowadays, but here they are excellent, and are a real bonus.

—Ken Atkinson, British Journal of Canadian Studies

 

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