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National Historic Sites

The following is the list of the sites administered by Parks Canada, as found on Parks Canada's website.

57-63 St. Louis Street National Historic Site of Canada
Part of an historic significant streetscape 
Québec, Quebec

Abbot Pass Refuge Cabin National Historic Site of Canada
Early stone alpine cabin used by climbers, 1922
Banff National Park of Canada, Alberta

Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site of Canada
Commemorates famous inventor 
Baddeck, Nova Scotia

Ardgowan National Historic Site of Canada
Residence of Father of Confederation William Henry Pope, circa 1850 
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Athabasca Pass National Historic Site of Canada
Major fur trade transportation route 
Jasper National Park of Canada , Alberta

Banff Park Museum National Historic Site of Canada
Early natural history museum in Rustic style, 1902-03 
Banff National Park of Canada, Alberta

Bar U Ranch National Historic Site of Canada
Historic ranch in Alberta foothills, 1883 
Longview, Alberta

Batoche National Historic Site of Canada
Métis village; site of 1885 Battle of Batoche; Northwest Rebellion 
Batoche, Saskatchewan

Battle Hill National Historic Site of Canada
Site of Battle of the Longwoods, 1814; War of 1812 
Wardsville, Ontario

 

Battle of Cook's Mills National Historic Site of Canada
Site of British victory; War of 1812 
Cook's Mills, Ontario

Battle of the Châteauguay National Historic Site of Canada
Site of 1813 battle in defence of Lower Canada; War of 1812 
Allans Corners, Quebec

Battle of the Restigouche National Historic Site of Canada
Site of last naval battle in Seven Years' War 
Pointe-à-la-Croix, Quebec

Battle of the Windmill National Historic Site of Canada
American invasion mission foiled, 1838 
Prescott, Ontario

Battle of Tourond's Coulee / Fish Creek National Historic Site of Canada
Site of battle between Métis and Canadian forces, Northwest Rebellion 1885 
Fish Creek, Saskatchewan

Battlefield of Fort George National Historic Site of Canada
War of 1812, capture of Fort George by Americans, 1813 
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Beaubassin National Historic Site of Canada
Major Acadian settlement; pivotal place in the 17th- and 18th-century North American geopolitical struggle between the British and French empires 
Fort Lawrence, Nova Scotia

Beaubears Island Shipbuilding National Historic Site of Canada
Archaeological site associated with nineteenth-century shipbuilding in New Brunswick 
Beaubears Island, New Brunswick

Bellevue House National Historic Site of Canada
Important Italianate villa 1840's; home of Sir John A. Macdonald, Prime Minister of Canada (1867-73, 1878-91) 
Kingston, Ontario

Bethune Memorial House National Historic Site of Canada
Birthplace of Dr. Norman Bethune, a national hero to the Chinese and possibly Canada's most prominent international humanitarian 
Gravenhurst, Ontario

Bloody Creek National Historic Site of Canada
Site of two French-English combats, 1711 and 1757 
Bridgetown, Nova Scotia

Bois Blanc Island Lighthouse and Blockhouse National Historic Site of Canada
Wooden blockhouse part of the defences of Fort Malden, 1839; point of attack by Canadian rebels and their American sympathizers; January 1838 
Bois Blanc Island, Ontario

Boishébert National Historic Site of Canada
Acadian refugee settlement, 1756-59 
Beaubears Island, New Brunswick

Butler's Barracks National Historic Site of Canada
Complex represents 150 years of military history 
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Canso Islands National Historic Site of Canada
Site of fishing centre, 16th- to 19th-century 
Canso, Nova Scotia

Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site of Canada
Oldest surviving lighthouse in Newfoundland, 1836 
Cape Spear, Newfoundland and Labrador

Carillon Barracks National Historic Site of Canada
Early 19th-century stone military building 
Carillon, Quebec

Carillon Canal National Historic Site of Canada
Operational canal; site of two earlier canals, 1826-33 
Carillon, Quebec

Carleton Martello Tower National Historic Site of Canada
Fortification built to defend Saint John during War of 1812 
Saint John, New Brunswick

Carrying Place of the Bay of Quinte National Historic Site of Canada
Site of 1787 treaty between British and Mississauga 
Carrying Place, Ontario

Cartier-Brébeuf National Historic Site of Canada
Wintering place of Jacques Cartier, 1535-36 
Québec, Quebec

Castle Hill National Historic Site of Canada
17th- and 18th-century French and British fortifications 
Placentia, Newfoundland and Labrador

Cave and Basin National Historic Site of Canada
Hot springs, birthplace of national parks 
Banff National Park of Canada, Alberta

Chambly Canal National Historic Site of Canada
Operational canal; nine locks, swing bridges 
Chambly, Quebec

Charles Fort National Historic Site of Canada
Charles Fort (formerly known as Scots Fort) was built in 1629 by the son of Sir William Alexander. 
Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia

Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site of Canada
Transportation route to Klondike gold fields 
Chilkoot, British Columbia

Coteau-du-Lac National Historic Site of Canada
18th-century transportation and defence structures 
Coteau-du-Lac, Quebec

Cypress Hills Massacre National Historic Site of Canada
1873 attack on Assiniboines by wolf hunters, North West Mounted Police restored order 
Fort Walsh, Saskatchewan

Dalvay-by-the-Sea National Historic Site of Canada
Queen Anne Revival summer home, 1896-99 
Prince Edward Island National Park of Canada , Prince Edward Island

D'Anville's Encampment National Historic Site of Canada
Encampment of failed French expedition to recover Acadia, 1746 
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Dawson Historical Complex National Historic Site of Canada
Important collection of buildings from the Klondike Gold Rush 
Dawson, Yukon Territory

Dredge No. 4 National Historic Site of Canada
Symbolizes importance of dredging operations (1899-1966) with the evolution of gold mining in the Klondike 
Bonanza Creek, Yukon Territory

First Oil Well in Western Canada National Historic Site
First commercially productive oil well in the West 
Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta

Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site of Canada
First permanent lighthouse on Canada's West Coast, 1859-60 
Colwood, British Columbia

Forges du Saint-Maurice National Historic Site of Canada
Remains of Canada's first industrial village 
Trois-Rivières, Quebec

Former Territorial Court House National Historic Site of Canada
Substantial frame judicial building, 1900-01 
Dawson, Yukon Territory

Fort Anne National Historic Site of Canada
1695-1708 fortifications 
Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia

Fort Battleford National Historic Site of Canada
North West Mounted Police headquarters, 1876 
Battleford, Saskatchewan

Fort Beauséjour – Fort Cumberland National Historic Site of Canada
Remnants of 1750-51 French fort; captured by British and New England troops in 1755 
Aulac, New Brunswick

Fort Chambly National Historic Site of Canada
Restored and stabilized 1709 stone fort 
Chambly, Quebec

Fort Edward National Historic Site of Canada
Played a role in the struggle for predominance in North America, 1750-1812; oldest blockhouse in Canada, 1750 
Windsor, Nova Scotia

Fort Espérance National Historic Site of Canada
Remains of 2 North West Company fur trade posts 
Rocanville, Saskatchewan

Fort Gaspareaux National Historic Site of Canada
Military ruins and cemetery of 1751 French fort 
Port Elgin, New Brunswick

Fort George National Historic Site of Canada
Reconstructed British fort from War of 1812 
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Fort Henry National Historic Site of Canada
British fort completed 1836 to defend Rideau Canal 
Kingston, Ontario

Fort Langley National Historic Site of Canada
Early 19th-century Hudson's Bay Company post 
Langley, British Columbia

Fort Lawrence National Historic Site of Canada
English fort, 1750-55 
Fort Lawrence, Nova Scotia

Fort Lennox National Historic Site of Canada
Outstanding example of early 19th-century fortifications 
Saint-Paul-de-l'Île-aux-Noix, Quebec

Fort Livingstone National Historic Site of Canada
Original headquarters of North West Mounted Police 
Pelly, Saskatchewan

Fort Malden National Historic Site of Canada
19th-century border fortification; Fort Amherstburg; War of 1812 
Amherstburg, Ontario

Fort McNab National Historic Site of Canada
Fort built in 1889 to defend Halifax Harbour 
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Fort Mississauga National Historic Site of Canada
19th-century brick tower within star-shaped earthworks; War of 1812 
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Fort Pelly National Historic Site of Canada
Remains of Hudson's Bay Company fur trade post 
Pelly, Saskatchewan

Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site of Canada
Late 19th-century fort to defend Victoria-Esquimalt fortifications 
Colwood, British Columbia

Fort Sainte Marie de Grace National Historic Site of Canada
First permanent French settlement in Acadia, 1632 
LaHave, Nova Scotia

Fort St. James National Historic Site of Canada
Fur trade post founded by Simon Fraser, 1806; Hudson's Bay Company 
Fort St. James, British Columbia

Fort St. Joseph National Historic Site of Canada
British military outpost on western frontier, 1796-1812; War of 1812 
St. Joseph Island, Ontario

Fort Ste. Thérèse National Historic Site of Canada
Site of French fort for defence against Iroquois, 1665 
Chambly, Quebec

Fort Témiscamingue National Historic Site of Canada
Remains of French fur trading post 
Ville-Marie, Quebec

Fort Walsh National Historic Site of Canada
Early North West Mounted Police post 
Merryflat, Saskatchewan

Fort Wellington National Historic Site of Canada
Military remains of 1813-38 fortifications; War of 1812 
Prescott, Ontario

Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site of Canada
4.6-km network of walls, gates and squares 
Québec, Quebec

Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site of Canada
Reconstruction of 18th-century French fortress 
Louisbourg, Nova Scotia

Forts Rouge, Garry and Gibraltar National Historic Site of Canada
Fort Rouge, - La Vérendrye, 1728; Fort Gibraltar, - North West Company, 1810; Fort Garry - Hudson's Bay Company, 1822 
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Frenchman Butte National Historic Site of Canada
Site of 1885 battle, Cree and Canadian troops; Northwest Rebellion 
Frenchman Butte, Saskatchewan

Frog Lake National Historic Site of Canada
Site of Cree uprising, Northwest Rebellion 1885 
Frog Lake, Alberta

Georges Island National Historic Site of Canada
Harbour fortification; contains Fort Charlotte 
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Gitwangak Battle Hill National Historic Site of Canada
18th-century Gitwangak hilltop fortification surrounding five longhouses, Tawdzep 
Gitwangak, British Columbia

Glengarry Cairn National Historic Site of Canada
Conical stone monument, with stairway, to the Glengarry and Argyle Regiment, erected in 1840 
Cairn Island, Ontario

Grand-Pré National Historic Site of Canada
Commemorates Acadian settlement and expulsion 
Grand Pré, Nova Scotia

Grassy Island Fort National Historic Site of Canada
Centre of English fishery in 18th-century 
Canso, Nova Scotia

Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site of Canada
Quarantine station for immigrants from 1832-1937 
Grosse-Île, Quebec

Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site of Canada
Outstanding West Coast fish processing complex, 1894 
Richmond, British Columbia

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada
Restored British masonry fort, 1828-56 
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Hawthorne Cottage National Historic Site of Canada
Picturesque cottage, home of Captain Bob Bartlett from 1875-1946 
Brigus, Newfoundland and Labrador

HMCS Haida National Historic Site of Canada
Last of World War II tribal class destroyers 
Hamilton, Ontario

Hopedale Mission National Historic Site of Canada
Symbol of interaction between Labrador Inuit and Moravian Missionaires; representative of Moravian Mission architecture in Labrador 
Hopedale, Newfoundland and Labrador

Howse Pass National Historic Site of Canada
First crossed by David Thompson in 1807 
Banff National Park of Canada, Alberta

Inverarden House National Historic Site of Canada
Important 1816 Regency cottage with fur trade associations 
Cornwall, Ontario

Jasper House National Historic Site of Canada
Archaeological remains of 1829 fur trade post, Hudson's Bay Company 
Jasper National Park of Canada , Alberta

Jasper Park Information Centre National Historic Site of Canada
Picturesque fieldstone park building of Rustic design, 1913-14 
Jasper National Park of Canada , Alberta

Kejimkujik National Historic Site of Canada
Important Mi'kmaq cultural landscape 
Kejimkujik National Park of Canada , Nova Scotia

Kicking Horse Pass National Historic Site of Canada
Traversed by Palliser expedition, 1857-60; adopted by Canadian Pacific Railway as their new route through the Rockies, 1881 
Yoho National Park, British Columbia

Kingston Fortifications National Historic Site of Canada
Protection for the Royal Naval Dockyard and the entrance to the Rideau Canal; War of 1812 
Kingston, Ontario

Kootenae House National Historic Site of Canada
Site of North West Company post, 1807-12 
Invermere, British Columbia

L.M. Montgomery's Cavendish National Historic Site of Canada
Intimately associated with Lucy Maud Montgomery's formative years and early productive career 
Cavendish, Prince Edward Island

La Coupe Dry Dock National Historic Site of Canada
Site may represent 18th-century Acadian construction 
Aulac, New Brunswick

Lachine Canal National Historic Site of Canada
Operational canal; five locks, railway / road bridges 
Montréal, Quebec

L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site of Canada
Only authenticated Viking settlement in North America 
St. Anthony, Newfoundland and Labrador

Laurier House National Historic Site of Canada
Second Empire home, built in 1878, of two prime ministers of Canada, Sir Wilfrid Laurier and William Lyon Mackenzie King 
Ottawa, Ontario

Lévis Forts National Historic Site of Canada
Part of Québec fortification system 
Lévis, Quebec

Linear Mounds National Historic Site of Canada
Aboriginal burial mounds from 1000-1200 AD 
Melita, Manitoba

Louis S. St. Laurent National Historic Site of Canada
Childhood home of Louis S. St. Laurent, Prime Minister of Canada, 1948-57 
Compton, Quebec

Louis-Joseph Papineau National Historic Site of Canada
Stone house built in 1785, associated with Louis-Joseph Papineau 
Montréal, Quebec

Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site of Canada
Major centre in 19th-century fur trade, Hudson's Bay Company 
Selkirk, Manitoba

Maillou House National Historic Site of Canada
Fine example of 18th-century Quebec town architecture, 1736 
Québec, Quebec

Manoir Papineau National Historic Site of Canada
19th-century manor, home of Patriot leader, Louis-Joseph Papineau 
Montebello, Quebec

Marconi National Historic Site of Canada
Site of first wireless station in Canada 
Table Head, Nova Scotia

Melanson Settlement National Historic Site of Canada
Pre-expulsion Acadian farm community, 1664-1755 
Lower Granville, Nova Scotia

Merrickville Blockhouse National Historic Site of Canada
Part of lock system of Rideau Canal, 1832-33 
Merrickville, Ontario

Mississauga Point Lighthouse National Historic Site of Canada
Site of first lighthouse on great lakes, 1804 
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Mnjikaning Fish Weirs National Historic Site of Canada
Largest and best preserved wooden fish weirs known in eastern North America, in use from about 3300 B.C. 
Atherley, Ontario

Montmorency Park National Historic Site of Canada
Site of bishop's palace; Parliament of Canada 1851-55 
Québec, Quebec

Monument-Lefebvre National Historic Site of Canada
Multi-function building, symbol of Acadian cultural revival 
Memramcook, New Brunswick

Motherwell Homestead National Historic Site of Canada
Farm of William Richard Motherwell built in 1882, noted politician and scientific farmer 
Abernethy, Saskatchewan

Murney Tower National Historic Site of Canada
Mid 19th-century British imperial masonry fortification 
Kingston, Ontario

Nan Sdins National Historic Site of Canada
Remains of Haïda longhouses and totem poles 
Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve of Canada , British Columbia

Navy Island National Historic Site of Canada
Archaeological remains related to ship building 
Niagara Falls, Ontario

Peterborough Lift Lock National Historic Site of Canada
World's highest hydraulic lift lock, 1896-1904 
Peterborough, Ontario

Point Clark Lighthouse National Historic Site of Canada
Imperial tower and lightkeeper's house, 1859 
Amberly, Point Clark, Ontario

Pointe-au-Père Lighthouse National Historic Site of Canada
Early reinforced concrete lighttower at strategic location 
Pointe-au-Père, Quebec

Port au Choix National Historic Site of Canada
Pre-contact burial and habitation sites 
Port au Choix, Newfoundland and Labrador

Port-la-Joye–Fort Amherst National Historic Site of Canada
Remains of British and French forts 
Rocky Point, Prince Edward Island

Port-Royal National Historic Site of Canada
Reconstruction of 1605 French settlement 
Port Royal, Nova Scotia

Prince of Wales Fort National Historic Site of Canada
18th-century stone fur trade fort; Hudson Bay Company 
Churchill, Manitoba

Prince of Wales Tower National Historic Site of Canada
Late 18th-century stone defence tower, 1796-99 
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Province House National Historic Site of Canada
Neoclassical birthplace of Confederation 
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Québec Garrison Club National Historic Site of Canada
Only private military club in Canada perpetuating the British colonial tradition of assembling military officers in a social environment, 1879 
Québec, Quebec

Queenston Heights National Historic Site of Canada
Site of 1812 Battle of Queenston Heights; includes Brock Monument; War of 1812 
Queenston, Ontario

Red Bay National Historic Site of Canada
16th-century Basque whaling industry complex 
Red Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador

Rideau Canal National Historic Site of Canada
Operational canal; 202 km route, forty-six locks 
Ottawa / Kingston, Ontario

Ridgeway Battlefield National Historic Site of Canada
Site of battle against Fenian raiders, 1866 
Ridgeway, Ontario

Riding Mountain Park East Gate Registration Complex National Historic Site of Canada
Three rustic buildings built under depression relief programs 
Riding Mountain National Park of Canada , Manitoba

Riel House National Historic Site of Canada
Family home of Métis leader Louis Riel 
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site of Canada
Rival Hudson's Bay Company and North West Company posts 
Rocky Mountain House, Alberta

Rogers Pass National Historic Site of Canada
Canadian Pacific Railway route through Selkirk Mountains 
Glacier National Park of Canada , British Columbia

Royal Battery National Historic Site of Canada
Role in the 1745 and 1758 sieges of Louisbourg 
Louisbourg, Nova Scotia

Ryan Premises National Historic Site of Canada
East Coast fishing industry complex 
Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador

S.S. Keno National Historic Site of Canada
Wooden steamboat built 1922, 140 feet x 30 feet, three decks 
Dawson, Yukon Territory

S.S. Klondike National Historic Site of Canada
Largest and last Yukon commercial steamboat 
Whitehorse, Yukon Territory

Sahoyúé-§ehdacho National Historic Site of Canada
Expression of cultural values through the interrelationship between landscape, oral histories, graves and cultural resources 
Northwest Territories

Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal National Historic Site of Canada
Operational canal; site of earlier 1843 canal 
Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec

Saint-Louis Forts and Châteaux National Historic Site of Canada
Integral part of Québec's defence system; the seat of colonial executive authority for over 200 years 
Québec, Quebec

Saint-Louis Mission National Historic Site of Canada
Site of Huron village destroyed by Iroquois in 1649 
Victoria Harbour, Ontario

Saint-Ours Canal National Historic Site of Canada
Operational canal; 1933 (and remains of 1849) lock 
Saint-Ours, Quebec

Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site of Canada
First electrically-powered lock, 1888-94 
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Shoal Tower National Historic Site of Canada
Mid 19th-century British imperial masonry fortifications 
Kingston, Ontario

Signal Hill National Historic Site of Canada
Commemorates defence of St. John's; includes the Cabot Tower 
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Sir George-Étienne Cartier National Historic Site of Canada
Double house of prominent 19th-century politician, 1830s 
Montréal, Quebec

Sir John Johnson House National Historic Site of Canada
House of famous Loyalist, 1780s 
Williamstown, Ontario

Sir Wilfrid Laurier National Historic Site of Canada
House interprets life of Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Prime Minister of Canada (1896-1911) 
Laurentides, Quebec

Skoki Ski Lodge National Historic Site of Canada
Ski lodge in rustic vernacular, 1930-31 
Banff National Park of Canada, Alberta

Southwold Earthworks National Historic Site of Canada
Rare and well-preserved example of an Aboriginal fortified village completely surrounded by earthworks; Attiwandaronk Indian village, circa 1500 AD 
Iona, Ontario

St. Andrews Blockhouse National Historic Site of Canada
Restored wooden blockhouse from War of 1812 
Saint Andrews, New Brunswick

St. Andrew's Rectory National Historic Site of Canada
Example of mid 19th-century Red River architecture, 1852-1854 
St. Andrews, Manitoba

St. Peters National Historic Site of Canada
French trading post and fort, 1650-1758 
St. Peter's, Nova Scotia

St. Peters Canal National Historic Site of Canada
Operational canal; structures dating from 19th-century 
St. Peter's, Nova Scotia

Stanley Park National Historic Site of Canada
Outstanding large urban park, 1890s 
Vancouver, British Columbia

Sulphur Mountain Cosmic Ray Station National Historic Site of Canada
Remains of high altitude geophysical laboratory 
Banff National Park of Canada, Alberta

The Forks National Historic Site of Canada
Historic meeting place, junction of the Red and Assiniboine rivers 
Winnipeg, Manitoba

The Fur Trade at Lachine National Historic Site of Canada
Stone warehouse used as depot, 1803; North West Company and Hudson's Bay Company 
Lachine, Quebec

Trent–Severn Waterway National Historic Site of Canada
Operational canal; 386 km route, forty-five locks 
Trenton / Port Severn, Ontario

Twin Falls Tea House National Historic Site of Canada
Early rustic tea house in Yoho National Park, 1923-24 
Yoho National Park, British Columbia

Wolfe's Landing National Historic Site of Canada
Successful landing led to capture of Louisbourg, 1758 
Kennington Cove, Nova Scotia

Woodside National Historic Site of Canada
Boyhood home of William Lyon Mackenzie King, Prime Minister of Canada (1921-26, 1926-30, 1936-48) 
Kitchener, Ontario

Yellowhead Pass National Historic Site of Canada
Transportation route through Rocky Mountains 
Jasper National Park of Canada , Alberta

York Factory National Historic Site of Canada
Hudson's Bay Company's principal fur trade depot from 1684-1870's 
York Factory, Manitoba

York Redoubt National Historic Site of Canada
Major seaward defences of Halifax Harbour from the American Revolutionary War until World War II 
Halifax, Nova Scotia

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