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World Heritage: Canada

Canada's Existing World Heritage Sites

Map of Canada's Existing World Heritage Sites Printable Version (PDF, 236 Kb)


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.

1. Kluane / Wrangell - St.Elias / Glacier Bay / Tatshenshini-Alsek 1. Kluane / Wrangell - St.Elias / Glacier Bay / Tatshenshini-Alsek 2. SGang Gwaay 2. SGang Gwaay 3. Nahanni National Park Reserve 3. Nahanni National Park Reserve 4. L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site 4. L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site 5. Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump 5. Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump 6. Dinosaur Provincial Park 6. Dinosaur Provincial Park 7. Wood Buffalo National Park 7. Wood Buffalo National Park 8. Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks 8. Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks 9. Historic District of Old Québec 9. Historic District of Old Québec 10. Gros Morne National Park 10. Gros Morne National Park 11. Old Town Lunenburg 11. Old Town Lunenburg 12. Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park 12. Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park 13. Miguasha National Park 13. Miguasha National Park 14. Rideau Canal 14. Rideau Canal 15. Joggins Fossil Cliffs 15. Joggins Fossil Cliffs 16. Landscape of Grand Pré 16. Landscape of Grand Pré 17. Red Bay Basque Whaling Station 17. Red Bay Basque Whaling Station

Legend

  1. Kluane/Wrangell - St.Elias/Glacier Bay/Tatshenshini-Alsek (Yukon and British Columbia)

  2. SGang Gwaay(British Columbia)

  3. Nahanni National Park Reserve (Northwest Territories)

  4. L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site (Newfoundland and Labrador)

  5. Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump (Alberta)

  6. Dinosaur Provincial Park (Alberta)

  7. Wood Buffalo National Park (Alberta and Northwest Territories)

  8. Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks (Alberta and British Columbia)

  9. Historic District of Old Québec (Quebec)

  10. Gros Morne National Park (Newfoundland and Labrador)

  11. Old Town Lunenburg (Nova Scotia)

  12. Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park (Alberta)

  13. Miguasha National Park (Quebec)

  14. The Rideau Canal (Ontario)

  15. Joggins Fossil Cliffs (Nova Scotia)

  16. Landscape of Grand Pré (Nova Scotia)

  17. Red Bay Basque Whaling Station (Newfoundland and Labrador)

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.