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The Canadian Register of Historic Places does not own or manage any of the places listed on its site. We are therefore unable to respond to requests concerning opening hours, fees or services provided at these historic places. Before sending an e-mail, please consult our Frequently Asked Questions or see if any of the following situations applies to you:

I want to visit a historic place

I want to rent a historic place

I'm looking for information on my ancestors

I want to add a place to the Canadian Register of Historic Places

I want to use a photo or photos from the Canadian Register of Historic Places site

I want to renovate a historic place

I am looking for work

None of these situations applies to me

 

I want to visit a historic place

The Canadian Register of Historic Places does not own or manage any of the historic places listed on its site. To find out whether you can visit a historic place, try to find the contact information for the site using a search engine like Google or the yellow pages or by contacting the federal, provincial or municipal authorities concerned or cultural or historic organizations in the municipality or province in question. Some sites are not open to the public. Consult the Useful Links list for additional sources of information.

 

I want to rent a historic place

The Canadian Register of Historic Places does not own or manage any of the historic places listed on its site. To find out whether you can rent a historic place, try to find the contact information for the site using a search engine like Google or the yellow pages or by contacting the federal, provincial or municipal authorities concerned or cultural or historic organizations in the municipality or province in question. Some sites are not open to the public. Consult the Useful Links list for additional sources of information.

 

I am looking for information on my ancestors

  1. The Canadian Register of Historic Places does not conduct genealogical research for the public. However, its files may contain a substantial amount of information on past and present owners of historic places. Use our search tool to locate historic places with ties to your ancestors.
  2. If your ancestors were imprisoned in a historic penitentiary, contact the Correctional Service of Canada.
  3. If your ancestors are buried in a historic cemetery, start your search with the municipality where the cemetery is located.
  4. Consult genealogy sites, such as Library and Archives Canada or Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ).

 

I want to add a place to the Canadian Register of Historic Places

To be included in the Canadian Register of Historic Places, a site must first have been designated at the municipal, provincial or national level. To obtain a municipal or provincial designation, contact our provincial and territorial partners to find out about the designation procedure in your location. To obtain designation as a national historic site, consult the section on Applying for Designation on the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada Web site.

 

I want to use a photo or photos from the Canadian Register of Historic Places site

Consult our Important Notices page to find out how you can use Canadian Register of Historic Places photos.

 

I want to renovate a historic place

The legislation and regulations protecting historic places differ from province to province and depending on the site's designation. Before undertaking any renovation work on a historic place, contact our provincial and territorial partners to find out about the legislation and regulations in force in your province or territory.

Then consult the Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada in order to make sound decisions with regard to planning for and using a historic place.

 

I am looking for work

The Canadian Register of Historic Places results from a joint effort by the federal, provincial and territorial governments and does do any direct external hiring. If you are interested in a career in the public service, consult the job offers of our provincial and territorial partners or the Government of Canada job site to obtain information on positions open to the public.

 

None of these situations applies to me

If you cannot find answers to your questions in the above paragraphs or in the Frequently Asked Questions section, send us an e-mail, making sure to include as much detail as possible about your request. For example, clearly indicate the URL of the page to which you are referring or the complete name of the historic place in question.

Send an e-mail

You can also write to us at the following address:

Parks Canada Agency
Canadian Register of Historic Places
30, Victoria Street, 3rd floor
Gatineau, QC J8X 0B3

Useful links

Parks Canada - National Historic Sites of Canada
http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/progs/lhn-nhs/index.aspx

Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/clmhc-hsmbc/index.aspx

Directory of Federal Heritage Designations
http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/dfhd/propos-about.aspx

Federal Heritage Buildings Review Office
http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/progs/beefp-fhbro/index.aspx

Heritage Canada The National Trust 
http://www.heritagecanada.org/en

Canadian Heritage Information Network
http://www.rcip-chin.gc.ca/index-eng.jsp

Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals
http://www.cahp-acecp.ca/

Canadian Association of Professional Conservators
http://capc-acrp.ca/what_is_capc.asp

Canadian Association for Conservation
https://www.cac-accr.ca/home

Canadia historical Association
http://www.cha-shc.ca/english

ICOMOS Canada
http://canada.icomos.org/

Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada
http://canada-architecture.org/intro.aspx

Canada's History
http://www.canadashistory.ca/home?lang=en-ca

Canadian Centre for Architecture
http://www.cca.qc.ca/en

UNESCO World Heritage - Canada
http://whc.unesco.org/en/statesparties/CA/

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