Culture and history

Indigenous connections

Working with Indigenous partners and communities to protect special places and share their stories.

Historic designations

Persons, places and events that illustrate defining moments in Canada’s history.

Heritage conservation

Heritage buildings, search the directory, and conservation of historic places.

Parks Canada archaeologist with found artefact in hand at Beaubassin National Historic Site.

Archaeology at Parks Canada

Understanding and protecting human history.

ReCollections: A Parks Canada Podcast

Meet experts from across the country, and explore the sites, stories and artifacts that bring history to life.

Historic anniversaries

People and events that have shaped Canada’s history.

World Heritage sites in Canada

Sharing our outstanding natural and cultural heritage with the world.

Canadian Heritage Rivers System

Raising awareness and promoting stewardship of rivers.

Canadian Register of Historic Places

A single source of information about historic places in Canada.

Mikwite’tmek, We remember

Survivors and descendants share their experiences at Shubenacadie Indian Residential School.

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Changes to Canada’s historic places

Bill C-23: Historic Places of Canada Act, a legislative project to ensure the continued stewardship of historic places in Canada

Review of national historic designations

Some historic designations include dated or insensitive content that does not reflect what is known or important to say about the country's history today. Parks Canada maintains a list of designations that are being prioritized for review.

See the list of designations currently under review

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