Located in every province and territory, national historic sites can be found in almost any setting, from rural and urban to wilderness. These sites allow us to learn more about Canadian history, including the diverse cultural communities who make up Canada, and the history and culture of Indigenous peoples. They may be sacred spaces, archaeological sites, battlefields, heritage houses, historic districts, places of scientific discovery, and much more.

There are more than 970 national historic sites; of these 171 are administered by Parks Canada.
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