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Canada has 20 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Nine of them are cultural sites, ten are natural, and one is mixed. This article lists all twenty sites in Canada.

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Site Image Location Criteria Area
ha (acre)
Year Description
Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks Lake and forest in front of high rocky mountains with snow. CanadaAlberta and British Columbia
51°25′N 116°29′W / 51.417°N 116.483°W / 51.417; -116.483 (Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks)
Natural:
(vii), (viii)
2,306,884 (5,700,430) 1984

Dinosaur Provincial Park A skeleton of a dinosaur. CanadaAlberta
50°46′4″N 111°29′32″W / 50.76778°N 111.49222°W / 50.76778; -111.49222 (Dinosaur Provincial Park)
Natural:
(vii), (viii)
7,493 (18,520) 1979
Gros Morne National Park Mountain landscape with little vegetation and ocher stones. CanadaNewfoundland and Labrador
49°37′N 57°32′W / 49.617°N 57.533°W / 49.617; -57.533 (Gros Morne National Park)
Natural:
(vii), (viii)
180,500 (446,000) 1987
Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump A line of rocks overlooking a plain. CanadaAlberta
49°44′58″N 113°37′26″W / 49.74944°N 113.62389°W / 49.74944; -113.62389 (Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump)
Cultural:
(vi)
&10000000000000000000000 1981
Historic District of Old Québec A cluster of pre-20th century buildings across a street intersection. CanadaQuebec City, Quebec
46°48′34″N 71°12′38″W / 46.80944°N 71.21056°W / 46.80944; -71.21056 (Historic District of Old Québec)
Cultural:
(iv), (vi)
&10000000000000000000000 1985
Joggins Fossil Cliffs Fossilized tree trunk in a rock face. CanadaNova Scotia
45°42′35″N 64°26′9″W / 45.70972°N 64.43583°W / 45.70972; -64.43583 (Joggins Fossil Cliffs)
Natural:
(viii)
689 (1,700); buffer zone 29 (72) 2008
Kluane / Wrangell-St Elias / Glacier Bay / Tatshenshini-Alsek A glacier, mountains of black gravel and snowcovered mountains. CanadaBritish Columbia and Yukon*;
Alaska, United States*
61°12′N 141°0′W / 61.200°N 141.000°W / 61.200; -141.000 (Kluane / Wrangell-St Elias / Glacier Bay / Tatshenshini-Alsek)
Natural:
(vii), (viii), (ix), (x)
9,839,121 (24,313,000) 1979


Landscape of Grand-Pré Grand Pré memorial church and statue of Évangeline. CanadaNova Scotia
45°7′6″N 64°18′26″W / 45.11833°N 64.30722°W / 45.11833; -64.30722 (Landscape of Grand-Pré)
Cultural:
(v), (vi)
1,323 (3,270) 2012
L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site Grass-covered house with wooden chimneys. CanadaNewfoundland and Labrador
51°28′0″N 55°37′0″W / 51.46667°N 55.61667°W / 51.46667; -55.61667 (L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site)
Cultural:
(vi)
&10000000000000000000000 1978
Miguasha National Park Forested mountains with rocks and pebble beach. CanadaGaspé Peninsula, Quebec
48°6′18″N 66°21′11″W / 48.10500°N 66.35306°W / 48.10500; -66.35306 (Miguasha National Park)
Natural:
(viii)
87 (210) 1999
Mistaken Point An Ediacaran fossil found at Mistaken Point. CanadaNewfoundland and Labrador
46°37′55″N 53°11′25″W / 46.63194°N 53.19028°W / 46.63194; -53.19028 (Mistaken Point)
Natural:
(viii)
570 (1,400) 2016
Nahanni National Park Large but relatively low waterfall through rocks. CanadaNorthwest Territories
61°33′N 125°35′W / 61.550°N 125.583°W / 61.550; -125.583 (Nahanni National Park)
Natural:
(vii), (viii)
476,560 (1,177,600) 1978
Old Town Lunenburg Churches and brightly colored houses near the water. CanadaNova Scotia
44°22′34″N 64°18′33″W / 44.37611°N 64.30917°W / 44.37611; -64.30917 (Old Town Lunenburg)
Cultural:
(iv), (v)
&10000000000000000000000 1995
Pimachiowin Aki A rock wall at the edge of a body of water. CanadaManitoba and Ontario
51°49′35.1″N 95°24′40.6″W / 51.826417°N 95.411278°W / 51.826417; -95.411278 (Pimachiowin Aki)
Mixed:
(v), (vii), (ix), (x)
4,015,000 (9,920,000) 2018


Red Bay Basque Whaling Station Red Bay seen from the harbour. CanadaRed Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador
51°43′55″N 56°25′32″W / 51.73194°N 56.42556°W / 51.73194; -56.42556 (Red Bay Basque Whaling Station)
Cultural:
(iii), (iv)
313 (770) 2013
Rideau Canal A small canal with a set of locks leading from a river near a large city. CanadaOntario
45°0′N 75°46′W / 45.000°N 75.767°W / 45.000; -75.767 (Rideau Canal)
Cultural:
(i), (iv)
21,455 (53,020); buffer zone 2,363 (5,840) 2007
SGang Gwaay Clearance in a forest. CanadaBritish Columbia
52°5′42″N 131°13′13″W / 52.09500°N 131.22028°W / 52.09500; -131.22028 (SGang Gwaay)
Cultural:
(iii)
&10000000000000000000000 1981
Waterton Glacier International Peace Park Overlooking a lake from an elevated grassy perch. CanadaAlberta*;
Montana, United States*
49°0′N 113°54′W / 49.000°N 113.900°W / 49.000; -113.900 (Waterton Glacier International Peace Park)
Natural:
(vii), (ix)
457,614 (1,130,790) 1995
Wood Buffalo National Park A lake bed with a number of stones in it. CanadaAlberta and Northwest Territories
59°22′N 112°18′W / 59.367°N 112.300°W / 59.367; -112.300 (Wood Buffalo National Park)
Natural:
(vii), (ix), (x)
4,480,000 (11,100,000) 1983
Writing-on-Stone / Áísínai'pi Áísínai'pi writings on stone CanadaAlberta
49°4′30″N 111°37′59″W / 49.07500°N 111.63306°W / 49.07500; -111.63306 (Áísínai'pi)
Cultural:
iii
1,106 (2,730) 2019

Tentative list

Site Image Location Criteria Area
ha (acre)
Year of submission Description
Gwaii Haanas Windy Bay forest in Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve. CanadaBritish Columbia
52°23′21″N 131°28′16″W / 52.38917°N 131.47111°W / 52.38917; -131.47111 (Gwaii Haanas)
Mixed:
(iii), (v), (vi), (vii), (ix), (x)
147,000 (360,000) 2004
Ivvavik / Vuntut / Herschel Island (Qikiqtaruk) Vuntut National Park. CanadaYukon
69°31′11″N 139°31′30″W / 69.51972°N 139.52500°W / 69.51972; -139.52500 (Ivvavik / Vuntut / Herschel Island (Qikiqtaruk))
Mixed:
(iv), (v), (vii), (viii), (x)
1,550,000 (3,800,000) 2004
Quttinirpaaq Gull Glacier ("Hand of God") at Tanquary Fiord opposite to Parks Canada campsite, Quttinirpaaq National Park, Nunavut, Canada. CanadaNunavut
82°13′N 72°13′W / 82.217°N 72.217°W / 82.217; -72.217 (Quttinirpaaq)
Mixed:
(iii), (vii), (viii), (x)
3,777,500 (9,334,000) 2004
Tr’ondëk-Klondike Klondikers carrying supplies ascending the Chilkoot Pass, 1898. CanadaYukon
64°N 139°W / 64°N 139°W / 64; -139 (The Klondike)
Cultural:
(iv), (v)
2004
Hecate Strait and Queen Charlotte Sound Glass Sponge Reefs CanadaBritish Columbia Natural:
(viii), (ix), (x)
100,000 (250,000) 2018
Stein Valley Blowdown Lake, Stein Valley Nlaka'pamux Heritage Park, British Columbia CanadaBritish Columbia
50°15′26″N 122°0′12″W / 50.25722°N 122.00333°W / 50.25722; -122.00333 (Stein Valley)
Cultural:
(iii), (vi)
107,191 (264,870) 2018
Wanuskewin Wanuskewin Heritage Park, near Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. CanadaSaskatchewan
52°13′39″N 106°35′47.54″W / 52.22750°N 106.5965389°W / 52.22750; -106.5965389 (Wanuskewin)
Cultural:
(iii)
2018
Anticosti Island Anticosti Island - Landsat satellite photo (circa 2000) CanadaQuebec
49°51′42.05″N 64°31′20.01″W / 49.8616806°N 64.5222250°W / 49.8616806; -64.5222250 (Anticosti Island)
Natural:
(viii)
928,900 (2,295,000)
(includes littoral area)
2018
Heart's Content Cable Station Provincial Historic Site CanadaNewfoundland and Labrador
47°52′21.1″N 53°22′7.1″W / 47.872528°N 53.368639°W / 47.872528; -53.368639 (Heart's Content Cable Station)
Cultural:
(ii), (iv)
Qajartalik CanadaNunavut
61°19′53.66″N 71°29′58.72″W / 61.3315722°N 71.4996444°W / 61.3315722; -71.4996444 (Qajartalik)
Cultural:
(iii)
2018
Sirmilik National Park and the proposed Tallurutiup Imanga National Marine Conservation Area East side of Bylot Island viewed from sea ice in June CanadaNunavut
73°51′7.69″N 83°4′50.128″W / 73.8521361°N 83.08059111°W / 73.8521361; -83.08059111 (Sirmilik National Park and the proposed Tallurutiup Imanga National Marine Conservation Area)
Mixed:
(v),(ix)
2018
Yukon Ice Patches CanadaYukon
60°16′49.6″N 135°41′36.6″W / 60.280444°N 135.693500°W / 60.280444; -135.693500 (Yukon Ice Patches)
Cultural:
(iii), (v)
2018
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