Click on the map or use the list below to find each site:


Dinosaur Provincial Park
Stunning, other-worldly badlands scenery, with some of the most significant dinosaur fossil discoveries ever made.

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump
A site used for 6,000 years by Plains people to hunt buffalo by driving them over a cliff.

Writing-on-Stone / Áísínai’pi

British Columbia

SGang Gwaay

Newfoundland and Labrador

L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site
The first proven European settlement in North America, established 1000 years ago in Newfoundland.

Gros Morne National Park
An area of natural beauty which illustrates the process of continental drift.

Mistaken Point
A site containing fossils of the earliest complex organisms, marking an important turning point in evolutionary history.

Red Bay Basque Whaling Station

Northwest Territories

Nahanni National Park

Nova Scotia

Landscape of Grand Pré
An agricultural area that commemorates the history of the Acadians and their expulsion from Canada.

Old Town Lunenburg
A charming 18th-19th-century British colonial fishing settlement with colorful wooden buildings.

Joggins Fossil Cliffs


Rideau Canal
A canal built to help defend Canada from American attacks, now an urban recreational zone in summer and winter.


Historic District of Old Québec
North America’s only fortified colonial city, with an intact core, some of which dates back to the 17th century.

Miguasha National Park




Multiple provinces

Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks
Seven parks encompassing all the grandeur of the Canadian Rockies with magnificent mountain scenery.

Pimachiowin Aki

Wood Buffalo National Park

Transnational sites

Kluane / Wrangell-St. Elias / Glacier Bay / Tatshenshini-Alsek
A huge, significant in terms of geological processes, ecological zones, biodiversity and beauty.

Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park
Spectacular scenery and a showcase for the importance of international cooperation in protecting our planet’s wilderness.

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Text: UNESCO World Heritage sites in CANADA. Images: above, a lake surrounded by mountains; below, a row of colorful old buildings