Parks Canada is a federal agency and the custodian of national parks, many national historic sites and the national marine conservation areas of Canada. It is committed through its mandate and charter to enabling Canadians to have memorable experiences but in a way that ensures the protection of the natural and cultural heritage (which includes archaeological heritage) of these special places. Our work is based on integrating protection, education and unforgettable experiences.

Old meets new

Parks Canada’s artifacts get a new home.

Excavations and projects

Parks Canada archaeologists are involved in a number of projects.

Underwater archaeology

Archaeological sites can be found below the surface of oceans, rivers, and lakes and on the foreshore.

What is Archaeology?

Learn more about archaeology and Parks Canada's role.

Managing Archaeology

Archaeological resources must be protected and managed appropriately.

Research and Collection Permit System

The Parks Canada Agency welcomes your interest in conducting research.

Follow @PCArchaeology on Twitter.

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