THE CANADIAN REGISTER
Federal, Provincial and Territorial (F/P/T) governments
recognize the contribution historic places make to our communities.
Since 2001, the F/P/T governments have worked together through an
initiative to jointly develop core programs. The Canadian Register
of Historic Places (CRHP) provides a single source of information
about all historic places recognized for their heritage value at
the local, provincial, territorial and national levels throughout
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
The Canadian Register is also a vehicle for F/P/T governments,
heritage conservationists and other interested parties to enable
Canadians to recognize, celebrate and protect historic places today
and for future generations.
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!
THE HISTORIC PLACES
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?
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. The
Canadian Register allows everyone to
discover Canada's amazing historic places.