Candidates for National Significance Status
If you think an archaeological site deserves consideration as a site
of national historic importance, you can aply to have the site nominated.
However, the site in question must meet at least one of the following criteria:
There is substantive evidence that a particular site is unique; or
The site is a good example of a particular culture or of a specific phase
in the evolution of a cultural sequence; or
The archaeological site provides a good, typical example; or
The site meets the general criteria of the
Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada (HSMBC)
relating to the selection of historic sites for national recognition.
Note that the
Guidelines for Evaluating Shipwrecks of National Significance in Canada could
be useful in preparing requests for designation of this particular type of
archaeological resource. Their objective is to increase the profile of different
attributes or qualities of wrecks that could be of national historical significance.
Send your aplication to:
Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
25 Eddy Street, 5th floor
Fax: (819) 953-4909
More on the nomination, designation and commemoration of national historic sites.