Canadian Register of Historic Places (CRHP)

 General view of the Churchill Research Rocket Range, showing its special-purpose buildings and structures in their as-found designs, materials, and construction technology Churchill Rocket Research Range National Historic Site, Churchill, Manitoba. Learn more
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Nominate a Historic Place on the Canadian Register of Historic Places

All kinds of historic places are equally eligible for inclusion on the Canadian Register of Historic Places (CRHP) – everything from modest, local properties to grandiose, highly visible tourist attractions.

To be eligible for listing on the CRHP, a place must satisfy each of the following criteria:

  • Meet the definition of a historic place: a structure, building, group of buildings, district, landscape, archaeological site or other place in Canada that has been formally recognized for its heritage value;

  • The required documentation must be provided;

  • The specific location must be able to be shared with the public.

Once a local, provincial or territorial place is eligible it can be nominated to the Canadian Register of Historic Places by the Provincial or Territorial Registrar. Historic places recognized by the Government of Canada are nominated by the Federal Registrar.

There are four steps to the nomination process:

  • A Federal, Provincial or Territorial Registrar identifies a historic place as eligible for listing on the CRHP;

  • The Federal, Provincial or Territorial Registrar then nominates the historic place for listing on the CRHP;

  • The Canadian Registrar receives the nomination and verifies that document standards (PDF version) have been met;

  • The historic place is officially "listed" on the CRHP and published on the Historic Places Web site.