And whereas it is in the national interest (a) to protect nationally significant examples of Canada's cultural heritage in national historic sites... in view of their special role in the lives of Canadians and the fabric of the nation (b) to present that heritage through interpretative and educational programs for public understanding, appreciation and enjoyment, both for international visitors and the Canadian public, thereby enhancing pride, encouraging stewardship and giving expression to our identity as Canadians(c) to ensure the commemorative integrity of national historic sitesParks Canada Agency Act, 1998
Little Dutch (Deutsch) Church,
Associated with German
© Parks Canada
Subjects designated for their national historic significance are usually marked by means of a bilingual bronze plaque prepared in consultation with the nominator and interested parties.
Plaque unveiling ceremonies offer the opportunity to celebrate publicly the national historic significance of the site, person or event being commemorated. This is an important step in raising Canadians' awareness of their cultural heritage and nurturing public support for the protection and presentation of the National Historic Sites of Canada.
National Historic Sites Of Canada System Plan