Cave and Basin, Alberta - Hot Springs
Hot Springs, Birthplace of National Parks
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Engaging Canadians in ensuring the commemorative integrity of the National Historic Sites of Canada and building an awareness of the persons and events who helped shape Canada is crucial to Canadian pride, identity and sense of country. If our children's children are to make these same connections, we must take action to recognize and safeguard our collective heritage.
The need to ensure the commemorative integrity of the National Historic Sites of Canada underpins all the system enhancement activities undertaken by Parks Canada once a site has been designated of national historic significance. Partnerships, often informal ones, have always been crucial to enhancing the system of National Historic Sites of Canada. The ongoing involvement of individual citizens, the private and public sectors and heritage stakeholders are essential.