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Globally, UNESCO’s World Heritage sites include places such as the Egyptian Pyramids, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and the Great Wall of China. There are 17 World Heritage sites located in Canada and there are another seven sites on Canada’s Tentative List of World Heritage sites.
On behalf of Canada, Parks Canada is responsible for the implementation of the World Heritage Convention in Canada. The Agency also has responsibilities for the protection and conservation of 12 of the Canadian World Heritage sites.
All the names used throughout this and the following web pages are the ones adopted by the World Heritage Committee. At the time, those names were the official names used in Canada.