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Scouting Out
Special Places Around You

Your area has stories to tell­—whether you live in a big city, small town, near the ocean or far inland. For the Great Canadian Scouting Adventure, we’ll be discovering places across Canada in particular.

Get ready to explore:

National Parks 

National Parks, parks managed by the Government of Canada, that protect our beautiful and natural ecosystems.

National Historic Sites 

National Historic Sites, protected places where the history of Canada comes alive.

World Heritage Sites 

UNESCO World Heritage Sites, places so incredible that they are listed as unique in the world, offering outstanding cultural value.

There are other parks and sites that won’t be included above but are just as important. They might be landmarks, museums, galleries, regional or provincial parks around you. How well you do know the places around you? Check out Parks Canada's website to find out the National Parks, Historical Sites and UNESCO World Heritage Sites nearest you!

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National Historic Sites
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World Heritage Sites

Canada's World Heritage Sites

NATURAL

  1. Kluane / Wrangell-St. Elias / Glacier Bay / Tatshenshini-Alsek
  2. Nahanni National Park
  3. Wood Buffalo National Park
  4. Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks
  5. Waterton Glacier International Peace Park
  6. Dinosaur Provincial Park
  7. Miguasha National Park
  8. Joggins Fossil Cliffs
  9. Gros Morne National Park
  10. Mistaken Point

CULTURAL

  1. SGang Gwaay
  2. Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump
  3. Writing-on-Stone / Áísínai’pi
  4. Rideau Canal
  5. Historic District of Old Québec
  6. Old Town Lunenburg
  7. Landscape of Grand Pré
  8. L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site
  9. Red Bay Basque Whaling Station

MIXED

  1. Pimachiowin Aki
Canada's World Heritage Sites

Sponsors

The Canadian Commission for UNESCO

This program is under the patronage of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO,—the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.