National historic sites are places of profound importance to Canada. They reflect the rich heritage of our country and provide an opportunity for Canadians to learn more about our diversity, including the history, cultures and contributions of Indigenous Peoples. Canada’s first national historic site was designated in 1917. Today, there are more than 970 national historic sites; of these, 171 are administered by Parks Canada. Come discover these amazing places where history happened.

Discover Parks Canada in 2018!

Parks Canada invites families to explore Canada’s most amazing destinations. Youth admission will be free starting January 2018.

Order your 2018 Discovery Pass

This week in history

Events that have shaped Canada’s past, present and future.

World Heritage Sites

Get to know Canada's 18 World Heritage sites.

Underwater archaeology

For the past 50 years, Parks Canada archaeologists have surveyed underwater sites across Canada.

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