The Canadian Register
The Canadian Register is a searchable database containing
information about recognized historic places of local, provincial,
territorial and national significance.
Remember, the Canadian Register is a work in
progress. Current listings represent only a fraction of the total
number of Canada's recognized historic places. New listings are
added every week so if you don't find what you're looking for
today, come visit the Canadian Register again!
A historic place is a structure, building,
group of buildings, district, landscape, archaeological site or
other place in Canada that has been formally recognized for its
heritage value by an appropriate authority within a
Over 20% of Canada's historic buildings have already been
demolished. (That's the same as wiping out about 60 Canadian
university campuses.) We need to work together to protect these
remaining places. Make your choice - how do you want to protect a
historic place near you?
- Take steps to get it recognized
- Get involved in your local heritage
- Check out our library of resources to get up to
The Canadian Register allows
everyone to discover Canada's
amazing historic places.
With the Canadian Register you can:
- Learn about other parts of Canada
- Locate places to visit on vacation
- Research history in your community
- Create connections to your past
Many historic places listed on the Canadian Register of Historic
Places are publicly accessible; however, most places are privately
owned. Listing of an historic place does not grant permission to
enter. Please do not enter private property without permission. For
those places that are publicly accessible, their listings may
include links to websites that provide hours of operation.