Fisgard Lighthouse, British Columbia - First Permanent Light House on Canada's West Coast Fisgard Lighthouse, British Columbia
First Permanent Light House on Canada's West Coast
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The Letter T he National Historic Sites of Canada are diverse in ownership and management. Of the 861 National Historic Sites of Canada designated to date, more than 600 are administered by provincial, territorial or local governments, Aboriginal groups, local heritage groups, the private sector and individual Canadians. Parks Canada is committed to working with these partners to support them in their stewardship.







Bar U Ranch, Alberta - Historic Ranch in Alberta Foothills Bar U Ranch, Alberta
Historic Ranch in Alberta Foothills
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Parks Canada has direct responsibilities for ensuring the commemorative integrity of the 145 National Historic Sites of Canada it administers. These sites are located throughout Canada, in all provinces and one territory.







Saint-Léon-de-Westmount, Quebec - Interior Decorative Program by Guido Nincheri
Saint-Léon-de-Westmount, Quebec
Interior Decorative Program by Guido Nincheri
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Parks Canada applies an integrated approach to the management of the sites it administers. Public accountability is reflected in all decisions affecting these sites. Parks Canada adheres to the cultural resource management principles of value, public benefit, understanding, respect and integrity. All activities at a site are assessed in light of the potential impact upon the site's commemorative integrity, and activities that could compromise commemorative integrity are not permitted.









Figure 7 - Stewardship of the National Historic Sites of Canada

National Historic Sites Of Canada System Plan

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