The following is a list of the most requested publications and resources and how to obtain them.

  • Criteria and Guidelines for evaluating subjects of potential national historic significance
    PDF or HTML

  • Brochure on the Grave Sites of Canadian Prime Ministers 
    PDF or HTML

  • Directory of Federal Heritage Designations
    This directory lists all the places, people and events of national historic significance designated by the Canadian government.

    Available online
  • Historical research documents
    The Documentation Centre of Parks Canada National Historic Sites Directorate holds a large collection of research reports and documents on Federal Heritage Designations (events, people and sites), heritage railway stations, federal heritage buildings and various Parks Canada publications.

    You can request a copy at nhs-documentation-centre-documentation-lhn@pc.gc.ca.

  • Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada
    Available in PDF

  • Brochure on the National Historic Designations
    Available in PDF

  • Educational materials
    Parks Canada’s web site offers classroom-ready educational resources that will enhance the students' learning experiences about Canada's national historic sites, national parks and national marine conservation areas.


  • Tourist information on national historic sites
    Are you planning a trip and would like to explore national historic sites? If the places you are considering are administered by Parks Canada, our Information Service can help you plan your trip: call 1-888-773-8888 or send an email to information@pc.gc.ca. Most national historic sites are the property of municipal governments, religious congregations, individuals or companies. Some are open to the public, some are not.