UNESCO’s World Heritage Convention is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2022.

World Heritage Sites in Canada will be offering special activities in person and virtually to highlight this landmark year.

Calendar of anniversary events in 2022

Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks, Alberta and British Columbia
Virtual visit of Moraine Lake on Google Arts and Culture

Photo of the Moraine Lake and the surrounding mountains
© Andrea Belvedere, 2017

Date: Now
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Take a three dimensions’ virtual tour of the Moraine Lake trails in Banff National Park from the comfort of your home.

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Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks, Mount Robson, British Columbia
Virtual tour of the Mt. Robson area

Photo of the Mount Robson
© David Stanley, 2021

Date: Now
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Explore the interactive map of Mt. Robson and discover its surroundings while learning a wealth of information on the history of the various stations there through a virtual exhibit of archival images.

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June

Landscape of Grand-Pré World Heritage Site, Nova Scotia
UNESCO flag raising ceremony

Canadian and UNESCO flag flying

Date: June 30, 2022
Time: 7:00pm to 7:10pm

Attend the UNESCO flag raising ceremony with the team from Grand Pré. Interpretive tours begin at 12PM, followed by a BBQ at 6PM, a flag raising at 7PM, and end the day with live music and a ghost walk!

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July

Landscape of Grand-Pré World Heritage Site, Nova Scotia
Open Door Tour of Grand Pré

Hay bales in a field

Date: July 1, 2022
Time: 2:00pm
Location(s): Begins at View Parks (109-111 Old Post Road, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia)

As part of the 10th anniversary of the Landscape of Grand Pré becoming a World Heritage Site, and the 50th anniversary of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention, Landscape of Grand Pré Inc. is offering an open-door tour of points of interest located at the site. The Open Door day will start at 10h.

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Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump World Heritage Site, Alberta
Drum & dance special event

Indigenous drums and drumsticks lay scattered across a blanket

Date: July 1, 2022
Time: 11:00am and 1:30pm

Celebrate the UNESCO World Heritage Convention’s 50th anniversary by attending a free special drum & dance event at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump. Please note that there will be two showings during the day.

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October

Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta
Guided bus tour & hike

Two people getting off of a bus

Date: October 8, 2022
Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm

Learn more about why Dinosaur Provincial Park was inscribed as a World Heritage Site. Embark on a free guided bus tour and join the team for a short hike through the Natural Preserve.

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