World Heritage Sites in Canada

Parks Canada implements the World Heritage Convention in Canada. The 18 sites that have been designated in Canada are national and provincial parks or historic settings that World Heritage Committee members have recognized as among the most significant sites on Earth. They are:

  • Nahanni National Park, Northwest Territories (1978)
  • L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, Newfoundland and Labrador (1978)
  • Kluane/Wrangell-St. Elias/Glacier Bay/Tatshenshini-Alsek, Yukon (1979, 1992, 1994) (a trans-boundary site between Canada and the United States)
  • Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta (1979)
  • SGang Gwaay (Anthony Island), British Columbia (1981)
  • Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, Alberta (1981)
  • Wood Buffalo National Park, Alberta (1983)
  • Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks, Alberta (1984, 1990)
  • Historic District of Old Québec, Quebec (1985)
  • Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland and Labrador (1987)
  • Old Town Lunenburg, Nova Scotia (1995)
  • Miguasha National Park, Quebec (1999)
  • Waterton Glacier International Peace Park, Alberta (1995) (a transboundary site between Canada and the United States)
  • Rideau Canal, Ontario (2007)
  • Joggins Fossil Cliffs, Nova Scotia (2008)
  • The Landscape of Grand Pre in Nova Scotia (2012)
  • Red Bay Basque Whaling Station in Newfoundland and Labrador (2013)
  • Mistaken Point in Newfoundland and Labrador (2016)

For an interactive map with more information about each of these sites, visit Parks Canada.