National Historic Sites of Canada facts for kids
In Canada, National Historic Sites (French: Lieux historiques nationaux du Canada) are places that the government has decided are important in Canada's history. Many are managed by Parks Canada, the same organization that runs Canada's national parks. Many of the sites have been restored to their original form after many years of being left alone to fall apart.
Lists of National Historic Sites by location
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The celebrations of Quebec City's tricentennial in 1908 acted as a catalyst for federal efforts to designate and preserve historic sites.
The initial focus of the program was strictly on commemoration rather than preservation or restoration. The ruins of the Fortress of Louisbourg were designated in 1920, but efforts to restore the fortress did not commence until 1961.
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