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.

Free Admission Day

In 2018, each national park and historic site will offer a day where you can visit at no admission cost.

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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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