Virginia Falls, Nahanni National Park © Parks Canada
Many Canadian stamps are a visual narration of some of our country’s most defining moments. They take inspiration from the stories that truly tell who we are as Canadians; the stories we share with the world.
Canada Post announced in December 2013 that new stamps will pay tribute to a number of Canada’s most cherished natural and cultural heritage places. This series of commemorative and definitive stamps will feature some of Canada’s fabulous UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Over the next three years, from 2014-2017, you can start to use and collect these visual mementoes that celebrate some of Canada’s our country’s most outstanding landscapes and its most wonderful conservation achievements.
In the spring, 2014, these Canadian World Heritage Sites, recognized for their natural heritage values, will be featured:
- Nahanni National Park, Northwest Territories
- Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland and Labrador
- Miguasha National Park, Quebec
- Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks, Alberta and British Columbia
- Joggins Fossil Cliffs, Nova Scotia
Stamps for the following cultural sites will be released later in 2014:
- Old Town Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
- SGang Gwaay, British Columbia
- Rideau Canal, Ontario
- The Landscape of Grand Pré, Nova Scotia
- Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, Alberta
More Canadian World Heritage sites will be celebrated in future sets of stamps to be released throughout 2015-2017.
Follow this link to Canada Post to find out more about the series, and how you may use and obtain your own Canadian World Heritage site stamps.