About national historic sites
There are 1004 national historic sites in Canada, located in every Canadian province and territory. 171 of these are administered by Parks Canada.
National historic sites can be found in almost any setting, from rural and urban to wilderness; they may be sacred spaces, archaeological sites, battlefields, heritage houses, historic districts, places of scientific discovery, and much more.
These sites allow us to learn more about Canadian history, including the diverse cultural communities who make up Canada, and the history and culture of Indigenous peoples.
National Historic Sites System Plan
Sharing the stories of Canada’s history through diverse, wide-ranging and sometimes complex perspectives.
National historic designations
Places, persons and events that illustrate defining moments in Canada’s history.
Culture and history
World heritage sites, Indigenous connections, heritage buildings, and more.
Changes to Canada’s historic places
A legislative project to ensure the continued stewardship of historic places in Canada
Passes, permits and fees
Seasonal and annual passes, boating permits and daily fees.
Historic canals and waterways
Launch your own adventure along Canada's original highways.
Cool things to do at national historic sites
Guided tours, overnight stays, and more.
Order your 2023 boating permits
Order your 2023 lockage and mooring permits by March 31 and receive up to 20% off.
More places to discover with Parks Canada
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