Searching the Canadian Register
Finding a historic place is easy!
Searching by name or keyword:
To the right, you can enter a keyword or search term. If
you do not receive a correct search result, the place may not yet
be listed on the Canadian Register; the place may be listed under a
different name; the name of the place may be misspelled.
Searching by location:
Enter the name of the place, province or even the first three
letters of the postal code in the appropriate box.
Searching by building type or use:
Choose a building group use, and then a specific building use to
find a specific type of historic place.
You don't need to fill in all the search boxes - only those that
you want to search on. The fewer fields that you complete, the more
results you will get. If you enter more than one word, the words
will need to be next to each other AND in the correct order for a
result to be returned. For example, to find 'Cedar Hill School' you
will need to enter 'Cedar Hill' and not 'Cedar School'. It is not
possible to use wildcard symbols or Boolean logic (e.g. ' And ', '
& ' or ' + '). Typing only the first few letters of a word will
return a result, e.g. 'parl' will find 'parlour'.
Remember, the Canadian Register of Historic Places is a work in
progress. Currently, the Canadian Register of Historic Places
contains over 12,300 historic places. Eventually, the Register
will contain more than 17,000 listings of Canada's recognized