There are 168 national historic sites in Canada. Eight— L’Anse aux Meadows122 (NL), HeadSmashed-In Buffalo Jump123 (Alta.), SGang Gwaay124 (B.C.), Old Quebec City125, Old Lunenburg126 (N.S.), Ontario’s Rideau Canal127, the area around Grand-Pré128 (N.B.) and the Red Bay Whaling Station129 (NL) — are also United Nations World Heritage Sites. Provinces, territories, towns and cities also choose their own historic places. They help us understand what Canada is and how it got that way. The first national historic site, chosen in 1917, was Fort Anne130 in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley, Mi’kmaq territory where the French settled more than 400 years ago.
What places would you protect for future Canadians to visit?