The Black Robes Vision: A History of St Albert and District, vol. 1 & 2, by St Albert Historical Society, 1985

These books chronicle the history of St Albert and area. Volumes I and II are available as a set in hardcover and digital format.


Brutinel: The extraordinary story of a French citizen Brigadier-General in the Canadian Army by Dominique and Jacques BaylaucqBrutinel: Le remarquable destin d’un Français, brigadier-général de l’Armée canadienne par Dominique et Jacques Baylaucq

Available in both English or French, this book tells the remarkable story of a remarkable man.Written by close family friends, Dominique and Jacques Baylaucq, Brutinel is the fascinating biography of a French immigrant to Alberta, Canada. In the early 1900s he made significant contributions to the fledgling province working as a newspaper editor, surveyor and railway builder before joining the Canadian Army and creating the Motor Machine Gun Brigade, a new tactical force in modern warfare. The book includes transcripts of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation interviews with Brutinel about his service during WWI.


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The Sun Traveller: The Story of the Callihoos in Alberta  by Elizabeth Macpherson,1998

Published by the Musée Héritage Museum, the book chronicles the history of the Callihoo family from the early 1800s to the present.


The First Métis… A New Nation by Dr Anne Anderson, 1985

This book records the culture and history of Métis people.  This history includes the documentation of family names, beginning with the first generation as far back as 7 generations ago.


Disinherited Generations: Our Struggle to Reclaim Treaty Rights for First Nations Women and their Descendants by Nellie Carlson and Kathleen Steinhauer

as told to Linda Goyette is an oral autobiography of two remarkable Cree women who tell their life stories against a backdrop of government discrimination, First Nations activism, and the resurgence of First Nations communities.Those interested in human rights, activism, history, and Native Studies will find that these personal stories, enriched by detailed notes and photographs, form a passionate record of an important, continuing struggle. The book is particularly relevant as it provides background to the ‘Idle No More Movement’ and the current situation of First Nations and Aboriginal people.


St. Albert

Available in both English or French, this is an informal, short, thin pocket book full of facts about St. Albert. Written by Fr. Emile Tardif, OMI, this book provides a timeline sketch of important people, events, and places in St. Albert, leading up to its centennial in 1961.This book was reprinted in English in 2020 with the help of funding received by the Government of Alberta’s Department of Culture, Multiculturalism, and Status of Women.


A Bridge Over Time

St. Albert’s newest comprehensive history book traces the development of the community from its earliest days through to 2017.A Bridge Over Time contains over 700 pages of historical information and photographs on the development of the community and community life over the past one and half centuries.


The Giving Tree

A Retelling of a Traditional Metis Story
Written and Illustrated by Leah Dorion
Written in English and Michif
Comes with a CD – English and Michif


Relatives with Roots

A Story About Metis Women’s connection to the Land
Written and Illustrated by Leah Dorion
Written in English & Michif
Comes with a CD – English & Michif


BLESS Bird Guide


BLESS Plant Guide