National Historic Sites of Canada

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

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]

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]

  1. ^ Historic Sites & Monuments Board of Canada. "About the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada – Duties". Archived from the original on October 6, 2012. Retrieved August 23, 2010.
  2. ^ Historic Sites & Monuments Board of Canada. "Criteria, General Guidelines and Specific Guidelines – PLACES". Archived from the original on October 6, 2012. Retrieved August 23, 2010.
  3. ^ Parks Canada Agency. Departmental Performance Report 2013–14. Parks Canada Agency. pp. 6–7. Retrieved 12 March 2015.
  4. ^ Government of Canada Announces New National Historic Designations, Parks Canada news release, January 12, 2018
  5. ^ Parks Canada. "National Historic Sites of Canada – administered by Parks Canada". Archived from the original on May 29, 2015. Retrieved September 22, 2016.
  6. ^ "National Historic Sites of Canada System Plan – Introduction". Parks Canada. 2000. Archived from the original on October 6, 2012. Retrieved August 23, 2010.
  7. ^ "National Historic Sites of Canada System Plan - Persons of National Historic Significance, Events of National Historic Significance". Parks Canada. 2000. Archived from the original on June 5, 2011. Retrieved August 23, 2010.
  8. ^ Welland Canal National Historic Event, Parks Canada, 2012