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10 . 04 . 2018

Government of Canada Announces New National Historic Designations

AUTHOR Government of Canada

Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, Catherine McKenna, announced the designation of six new persons, places, and events of national significance.

These new designations reflect the rich and varied history of our country in areas related to Canadian Confederation, Indigenous history, cinema, education, and architecture.

The new designations include:

The commemoration process is largely driven by public nominations, and designations are made on the recommendation of the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada. To date, more than 2,150 designations have been made.

Parks Canada manages 171 national historic sites and is inviting Canadian families and their children, and youth and school groups to learn more about our history with free admission for youth 17 and under. From lighthouses to battlefields, historic neighbourhoods to contributions and traditions of Indigenous Peoples, there is an amazing array of places and stories to discover.

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