National Historic Sites of Canada

National Historic Sites of Canada (French: Lieux historiques nationaux du Canada) are places that have been designated by the federal Minister of the Environment on the advice of the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada (HSMBC), as being of national historic significance.[1][2] Parks Canada, a federal agency, manages the National Historic Sites program. As of July 2021, there were 999 National Historic Sites,[3][4] 172 of which are administered by Parks Canada; the remainder are administered or owned by other levels of government or private entities.[5] The sites are located across all ten provinces and three territories, with two sites located in France (the Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial and Canadian National Vimy Memorial).[6]

Click on a province/territory for a list of its National Historic Sites

There are related federal designations for National Historic Events and National Historic Persons.[7] Sites, Events and Persons are each typically marked by a federal plaque of the same style, but the markers do not indicate which designation a subject has been given. The Rideau Canal is a National Historic Site, while the Welland Canal is a National Historic Event.[8]


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