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Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada

Available Documentation

The following is a list of the most requested publications and resources and how to obtain them.

  • Criteria and Guidelines for evaluating subjects of potential national historic significance
    PDF or HTML

  • Brochure on the Grave Sites of Canadian Prime Ministers 
    PDF or HTML

  • Directory of Federal Heritage Designations
    This directory lists all the places, people and events of national historic significance designated by the Canadian government.

    Available online


  • Historical research documents
    The Documentation Centre of Parks Canada National Historic Sites Directorate holds a large collection of research reports and documents on Federal Heritage Designations (events, people and sites), heritage railway stations, federal heritage buildings and various Parks Canada publications.

    You can request a copy at

  • Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada
    Available in PDF

  • Brochure on the National Historic Designations
    Available in PDF

  • Educational materials
    Parks Canada’s web site offers classroom-ready educational resources that will enhance the students' learning experiences about Canada's national historic sites, national parks and national marine conservation areas.

    Available online

  • Tourist information on national historic sites
    Are you planning a trip and would like to explore national historic sites? If the places you are considering are administered by Parks Canada, our Information Service can help you plan your trip: call 1-888-773-8888 or send an email to Most national historic sites are the property of municipal governments, religious congregations, individuals or companies. Some are open to the public, some are not.

    More information in this regard is available on the Internet.

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