Since 1976 when Canada joined the World Heritage Convention, 18 of our country’s most cherished heritage sites have met the criteria to be inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. They represent some of humanity’s most outstanding achievements and nature’s most inspiring creations. Some of our sites celebrate the history of human migration while others provide evidence of the forces that have shaped the planet. Some bear witness to the story of evolution of life on Earth and yet others pay tribute to extraordinary human achievements. They all cross the bounds of space, time and language and present Canada’s stories of international significance to the world.

Learn more about Canada’s 18 World Heritage sites. Click on the links below.