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UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks / Parcs des montagnes Rocheuses canadiennes.
The contiguous national parks of Banff, Jasper, Kootenay and Yoho, plus the provincial parks of Mount Robson, Mount Assiniboine and Hamber.
http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/304/
http://whc.unesco.org/fr/list/304/
Dinosaur Provincial Park / Parc provincial Dinosaur.
http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/71/
http://whc.unesco.org/fr/list/71/
Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump / Le précipice à bisons Head-Smashed-In.
http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/158/
http://whc.unesco.org/fr/list/158/
Waterton Glacier International Peace Park / Parc international de la paix Waterton-Glacier.
http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/354/
http://whc.unesco.org/fr/list/354/
Wood Buffalo National Park / Parc national Wood Buffalo.
http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/256/
http://whc.unesco.org/fr/list/256/

UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.
http://www.unesco.org/mabdb/br/brdir/eu ... adamap.htm
http://www.unesco.org/mabdb/br/brdir/di ... p?code=CAN
Ed note: I was unable to find links in the French language.
Waterton.
http://www.unesco.org/mabdb/br/brdir/di ... 2&mode=all

Environmental NGOs.
Alberta Wilderness Association.
http://albertawilderness.ca/
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society.
http://www.cpaws.org/
CPAWS, Northern Alberta Chapter.
http://www.cpawsnab.org/campaigns
CPAWS, Southern Alberta Chapter.
http://www.cpaws-southernalberta.org/
Canadian Wildlife Federation.
http://www.cwf-fcf.org/en/index.html
Alberta Environmental Network.
http://www.aenweb.ca
Sierra Club, Prairie.
http://prairie.sierraclub.ca/
Nature Conservancy Canada; Alberta and The North.
http://www.natureconservancy.ca/site/Pa ... b_ncc_work
Conservation de la nature Canada; Alberta et le Nord.
http://www.natureconservancy.ca/site/Pa ... b_cnc_work

Parks Canada.
National Parks of Canada; Alberta.
Banff.
http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/ab/banff/index_E.asp
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banff_National_Park
Elk Island.
http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/ab/elkisland/index_E.asp
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elk_Island_National_Park
Jasper.
http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/ab/jasper/index_E.asp
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jasper_National_Park
Waterton Lakes.
http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/ab/waterton/index_E.asp
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waterton_L ... ional_Park
Wood Buffalo.
http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/nt/woodbuffalo/index_E.asp
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wood_Buffalo_National_Park
National Historic Sites of Canada; Alberta.
http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/docs/r/system-r ... eux71.aspx

Canadian Aboriginal Cultural Resources.
Ed note: The source for these links is the Canadian Canoe Museum.
Aboriginal Canada Portal.
http://www.aboriginalcanada.gc.ca/acp/s ... index.html
Aboriginal Canada Portal; Heritage and Traditions.
http://www.aboriginalcanada.gc.ca/acp/s ... 26711.html
Native American Technology and Art.
http://www.nativetech.org

Handbook of the North American Indians.
William C Sturtevant, General Editor.
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
http://anthropology.si.edu/handbook.htm
Volume 3: Environment, Origins, and Population.
Douglas H Ubelaker, Editor.
The natural environment of the continent to which Indian cultures adapted in prehistoric and historic times, natural resources utilized by these cultures, current knowledge of the earliest Indian occupation (before 9,000 BC), and human biology of Indian and Eskimo (Inuit) populations, prehistoric, historic and modern. 2006.
Volume 4: History of Indian-White Relations.
Wilcomb E Washburn, Editor.
History of Indian-White relations in the US and Canada following 1492. 1988.
Volume 6: Subarctic.
June Helm, Editor.
Indians from interior Alaska to Labrador. 1981.
Volume 13: Plains.
Raymond J DeMallie, Editor.
Indians of the prairie and high plains of the US and Canada. 2001.
Volume 17: Languages.
Ives Goddard, Editor.
Native languages of North America spoken by American Indians, Eskimos, and Aleuts. 1996.

General information, offline.
Ed note: For general information that is not specific to Alberta, please consult the offline entries in National Resources
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 46&t=35800
ALLAN: Add David Thompson books.
Brink, Jack W. Imagining Head-Smashed-in: Aboriginal Buffalo Hunting on the Northern Plains. Athabasca University Press (2008).
Noel, Lynn (Editor). Voyages: Canada’s Heritage Rivers. Breakwater Press, Saint John’s (1995).
Russell, Dale R. Eighteenth-Century Western Cree and Their Neighbours. Mercury Series Paper no. 143, Canadian Museum of Civilization, Ottawa (1991).
Review by Michael B Payne:
http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/mb_history/24 ... cree.shtml
Tyrrell, James Williams. Journal of his 1893 trip across the Barrenlands.
ACROSS THE SUB-ARCTICS OF CANADA break A JOURNEY OF 3,200 MILES BY CANOE AND SNOWSHOE THROUGH THE BARREN LANDS b BY b J. W. TYRRELL, C.E., D.L.S. b INCLUDING A LIST OF PLANTS COLLECTED ON THE EXPEDITION, A VOCABULARY OF ESKIMO WORDS, A ROUTE MAP AND FULL CLASSIFIED INDEX b With Illustrations from Photographs taken on the Journey and from Drawings b ARTHUR NEMING (sp?) b TORONTO b WILLIAM BRIGGS b 29-33 Richmond St. West b Montreal: C. W. Coates ; Halifax: S. F. Huestis b 1897
Route (modern names and spellings):Toronto, …, Edmonton, Athabasca (30 May, 1893), Fort McMurray, Fort Chipewyan, Lake Athabasca, Fond du Lac, Selwyn Lake, Dubawnt River, Beverly Lake, Baker Lake, Chesterfield Inlet, Churchill, York Factory, Oxford House, Norway House, West Selkirk (1 January, 1894) and the railway.
http://www.canadiana.org/view/25057/1
West, Darlene. Banff National Park and the Canadian Rockies for Dummies. Frommer's (2006).
http://www.frommers.com/store/9780470837283.html

General information, online.
Ed note: For general information that is not specific to Alberta, please consult also the online entries in National Resources
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 46&t=35800
Early Canadiana Online.
http://www.canadiana.org/ECO/?Language=en
Geographical Names of Canada.
http://geonames.nrcan.gc.ca/
Cree material.
http://www.nisto.com/cree/
Cree readings and resources.
http://www.nisto.com/cree/read.html
North Saskatchewan River Museum and Archive Bibliography.
http://web.ncf.ca/er075/nsrmbib.html
North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance.
http://www.nswa.ab.ca/
Rocky Mountain House and David Thompson things.
http://www.davidthompsonthings.com/
Cockburn, R H (Editor). To Great Slave and Great Bear / P.G. Downes’s Journal of Travels North from Île-à-la-Crosse, in 1938.
Part 1.
http://pubs.aina.ucalgary.ca/arctic/Arctic38-2-133.pdf
Part 2.
http://pubs.aina.ucalgary.ca/arctic/Arctic38-3-231.pdf
Part 3.
http://pubs.aina.ucalgary.ca/arctic/Arctic38-4-324.pdf
Part 4.
http://pubs.aina.ucalgary.ca/arctic/Arctic39-1-68.pdf
Part 5.
http://pubs.aina.ucalgary.ca/arctic/Arctic39-2-164.pdf
Ed note: Part 5 is available also at Northern Waterways
http://northernwaterways.com/library/co ... iew/73/46/
Route description: To be prepared.

Provincial Parks.
Government site.
http://tpr.alberta.ca/parks/
Wikipedia site.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Al ... cial_parks
Ed note: Toporama shows many parks not listed at Alberta Parks.

Paddling clubs and associations.
Provincial bodies.
Paddle Alberta. (formerly the Alberta Recreational Canoeing Association)
http://www.paddlealberta.org/
Organizations belonging to Paddle Alberta, with contact information.
http://www.paddlealberta.org/member/contact_list.asp
Alberta Sprint Racing Canoe Association.
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=28536158296
Alberta Whitewater Association.
http://www.albertawhitewater.ca/
Local clubs and associations.
Ed notes:
1, Major sources for the following were the Paddle Alberta site (above) and CanoeKayak Canada:
http://www.canoekayak.ca/english/conten ... ub_prairie
http://www.canoekayak.ca/english/conten ... ub_prairie
2. Please inform me of omissions/corrections/whatever.
Borealis Canoe Club. Fort McMurray.
http://www.borealiscanoe.ca/
Bow Valley Kayak Club. Calgary?; whitewater and polo.
Ed note: Includes Alberta Slalom Canoe Kayak.
http://www.kanpaddle.ca
Bow Waters Canoe Club. Calgary.
http://www.bowwaters.org
Calgary Canoe Club. Sprint.
http://www3.telus.net/public/cccweb/
http://www.calgarycanoeclub.com/
Calgary Kayak Club. Whitewater.
http://www.calgarykayakclub.com/ckc/main/about.asp
Canadian Kayak Club. Whitewater.
Contact information at
http://www.canoekayak.ca/english/conten ... ub_prairie
Ceyana Canoe Club. Edmonton; tripping.
http://www.ceyana.ca/index.htm
Cochrane Kayak Club. Whitewater.
Contact information at
http://www.canoekayak.ca/english/conten ... ub_prairie
Cottonwood Kayak Club. Whitewater.
http://www.angelfire.com/sports/CKC/aboutus.html
David Thompson Brigade Society.
http://www.208thompsonbrigade.com/index.htm
Drayton Valley Paddling Club.
http://www.dvpaddling.com
If this link fails, contact information is provided at
http://www.paddlealberta.org/member/contact_list.asp
Edmonton Paddling Centres Association.
Contact information at
http://www.paddlealberta.org/member/contact_list.asp
Grande Prairie Canoe Club. Tripping.
http://www.grandeprairiecanoeclub.org
Greater Edmonton Racing Canoe Kayak Club. Sprint.
http://www.edmontonsprintcanoe.ca/en/defaulted.asp
Hinton Strokers. Whitewater.
Contact information at
http://www.canoekayak.ca/english/conten ... ub_prairie
Leduc Boat Club. Sprint.
Contact information at
http://www.canoekayak.ca/english/conten ... ub_prairie
Medicine Hat Canoe and Kayak Club.
Contact information at
http://www.paddlealberta.org/member/contact_list.asp
Mistaya Paddling Club, Edmonton; whitewater.
http://www.mistayapaddlingclub.com
Northwest Voyageurs Canoe and Kayak Club. Edmonton; general.
http://www.nwvoyageurs.com/frontpage.htm
Oldman River Canoe and Kayak Association. Lethbridge; whitewater.
Contact information at
http://www.canoekayak.ca/english/conten ... ub_prairie
Pincher Creek Canoe and Kayak Club.
chucklee(AT)telusplanet.net
Pinch-O-Crow Creekers. Lundbreck; whitewater.
Contact information at
http://www.canoekayak.ca/english/conten ... ub_prairie
Red Deer Canoe and Kayak Club.
http://www.rdckc.com
Rocky Canoe Club. Rocky Mountain House.
http://www.rockycanoeclub.org/#
Rosslyn Outdoor Club Kayakers. Whitewater.
http://www.albertawhitewater.ca/roc
Saint Albert Canoe and Kayak. Sprint.
http://www.sackc.ca/en/defaultsa.asp
Sheep River Canoe and Kayak Club. Whitewater.
Contact information at
http://www.canoekayak.ca/english/conten ... ub_prairie
Sundre Paddling Club.
wicklandfarms(AT)hotmail.com
Tarsands Canoe & Kayak Club. Whitewater.
Contact information at
http://www.canoekayak.ca/english/conten ... ub_prairie
United Alberta Paddling Society. Edmonton; whitewater.
http://paddleuaps.ca/?
Waterlogged Paddling Club. Lethbridge.
http://www.waterloggedpaddling.com/index.html
Waterwerks Kayak Club. Calgary; whitewater.
http://www.waterwerks.ca/

Links for paddlers.
Alexander Mackenzie Voyageur Route.
http://www.amvr.org/
Canadian Canoe Museum.
http://www.canoemuseum.ca/
Our Canoeing Heritage.
http://www.canoemuseum.ca/index.php/200 ... e-mainhtml
Canadian Heritage Rivers System.
http://www.chrs.ca/Main_e.htm
I Speak for Canadian Rivers.
http://www.ispeakforcanadianrivers.ca/
Canadian Rivers Network.
http://www.ispeakforcanadianrivers.ca/c ... twork.html
Google maps.
http://maps.google.com
Google Earth.
http://earth.google.com
Great Canadian Rivers.
http://www.greatcanadianrivers.com/
Trans Canada Trail.
http://www.tctrail.ca/home.php
Links specific to Alberta.
Alberta Rivers.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Alberta_rivers
Alberta Lakes.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lakes_of_Alberta

Government links for paddlers.
Natural Resources Canada; Topographical maps. (Toporama)
http://atlas.nrcan.gc.ca/site/english/maps/topo/map
Real-time Hydrometric Data.
http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/index_e.html
Water levels.
http://www.environment.alberta.ca/apps/ ... fault.aspx
Information about Lifejackets and PFDs from the Safe Boating Guide.
http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/marinesafety/de ... 24.htm#lj1
Lifejackets & PFDs.
http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/marinesafety/de ... u-1692.htm
Minimum Safety Equipment Required for the Size and Type of your Pleasure Craft.
http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/marinesafety/de ... nu-690.htm
NB: In the case of any discrepancy between the information on this page and the Small Vessel Regulations, the formal regulatory text shall remain the final authority.
Formal regulatory text / Small Vessel Regulations.
http://www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p2/2010/ ... 1-eng.html
Links specific to Alberta.
Alberta Tourism.
http://tpr.alberta.ca/tourism/default.aspx
Alberta road map.
ALLAN: Find and post link; preliminary search failed.
Alberta watersheds.
Ed note: Eight watersheds, used also by Paddle Alberta.
http://www.epcor.ca/en-ca/social-respon ... dsMap.aspx
Alberta weather.
http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/forecast ... html?id=AB

Colleges and Universities with Outdoor Education programmes.
Ed note: Thanks to ice-breaker and woodenkayak guy for the links.
Mount Royal University (Calgary). Bachelor of Applied Ecotourism and Outdoor Leadership.
http://www.mtroyal.ca/ProgramsCourses/F ... /index.htm
Thompson Rivers University (Kamloops). Certificate, Diplomas and Degree in Adventure Tourism.
University of Alberta (Augustana/Camrose). Major or Minor in Outdoor Education.
http://www.augustana.ualberta.ca/programs/lab/outdoor/

Paddling information, offline.
Alberta River Guides.
Available from Paddle Alberta.
http://www.paddlealberta.org/safety/pad ... tabase.asp
Kanawa. Canada's Paddling Magazine. Published quarterly by Paddle Canada.
http://www.paddlingcanada.com/kanawa.asp
Go Trekkers. Map for sale.
Wood Buffalo National Park.
http://www.gotrekkers.com/mm5/merchant. ... ions&show=
Lund, Mark. Mark’s Guide for Alberta Paddlers.
http://members.shaw.ca/marksguide/index.htm
http://www.paddlealberta.org/safety/pad ... tabase.asp
MacDonald, Janice E. Canoeing Alberta, Lone Pine Publishing, Edmonton (1992, 1985?).
Other guide books are listed at
North Saskatchewan River Museum and Archive Bibliography:
http://web.ncf.ca/er075/nsrmbib.html

Paddling information, online.
cartespleinair (Charles Leduc library).
http://www.cartespleinair.org
then Canot, then Cartes (reports) or Canorama (overiew).
If you use any of the information supplied at cartespleinair, please consider making a contribution to the Fonds pour la Préservation des Rivières (FQCK) at http://www.canot-kayak.qc.ca
Che-Mun. The Journal of Canadian Wilderness Canoeing.
Ed note: Issues are available online two quarters after publication.
http://www.ottertooth.com/che-mun/index.htm
Nastawgan. Published quarterly by the Wilderness Canoe Association.
http://wildernesscanoe.ca
http://www.wildernesscanoe.ca/Nastawgan_Journal
To view the Index, go to
http://wildernesscanoe.ca/NastIndx.php
Once there, select a Category (for example Trip information).
To view the Archives, go to
http://news.ourontario.ca/nastawgan/Bro ... pubCode=NJ ;
digitization of the database is incomplete and the Search features are not useful.
Out There.
http://www.out-there.com
The canoe-related Route information is largely under Adventure/Sports but you might want to look at other folders.
Links specific to Alberta.
Ed note: See also the paragraph Paddlers' sites.
Paddle Alberta.
ALLAN: Post specific links.
http://www.paddlealberta.org/safety/pad ... tabase.asp

Paddlers' sites.
Ed notes:
1. Please inform me of omissions.
2. I post links to reports at these sites, but only sporadically.
Andrew Allan.
http://ripplewake.ca
Bryan Hansel.
http://www.paddlinglight.com/
Mark Lund.
http://members.shaw.ca/marksguide/index.htm
Christian Roux,
http://www.cgrizz.com/
Darin Zandee.
http://www.darinzandee.wildrec.net/Canoeing.htm