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Grand-Pré National Historic Site of Canada

The Landscape of Grand Pré added to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list

Parks Canada celebrates with its partners the inscription of The Landscape of Grand Pré as Canada's newest UNESCO World Heritage Site!

Grand-Pré National Historic Site of Canada
© Christophe Rivet

UNESCO determined that the Landscape of Grand Pré encompasses cultural characteristics that are so exceptional they are of importance to present and future generations of all humanity. Grand-Pré National Historic Site is at the heart of the Grand Pré Landscape being recognized for its outstanding universal value. We invite you to come discover splendid Grand-Pré National Historic Site this summer.

For more information on UNESCO World Heritage, the nomination process and the outstanding universal value of Canada`s sixteenth World Heritage Site, please click on the following links:


Press Release - Canada Welcomes Newest Unesco World Heritage Site:

The Landscape of Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, named Canada’s 16th World Heritage Site

Grand-Pré, Nova Scotia, June 29, 2012 – The Honourable Peter Kent, Canada’s Environment Minister and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, today welcomed the news that the Landscape of Grand Pré, in Nova Scotia, has been inscribed on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) World Heritage List for its outstanding universal value. UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee made this decision at its annual meeting, held this year in Russia.

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