6 Best UNESCO World Heritage Sites In Canada

The most famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Canada are places which one should certainly see. If you are planning a trip to Canada in the near future make sure you visit these beautiful places. Here is the list of the top six UNESCO sites which are worth a visit. Traverse through the list and experience the overview of these six sorted sites. Let’s begin!

UNESCO World Heritage Sites In Canada

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Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks

This place comes under the Natural criteria of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Canada. It was termed a UNESCO World Heritage site in the year 1984. The place is a paradise which boasts glaciers, waterfalls, lakes, high peaks along with canyons with limestone caves. The place has one of the most famous fossil fields, the Burgess Shale is located within the parks.

Head-Smashed-In-Buffalo-Jump

This place comes under the Cultural criteria of World Heritage Sites in Canada. It was termed a UNESCO World Heritage site in the year 1981. It consists of a camp, trails and bones of the American bison which is reminiscent of a time when Buffalo Jump was practised. For around 6000 years, the practice of communal hunting was carried on in which bisons were chased away over the cliff.

Dinosaur Provincial Park

This place was titled UNESCO World Heritage site in the year 1979. It falls under the Natural category. The beautiful park is mesmerising with its deep ocean crust and rock from the planets mantle lying around. Glaciers enhance the ocean setting more and amplify the natural beauty of this nature’s gift to mankind. It is one of those places meant to be visited for certain.

Kluane / Wrangell-St Elias / Glacier Bay / Tatshenshini-Alsek

This place comes under the natural category of World Heritage site. It was given the status of a UNESCO site in the year 1979. The enchanting park consists of the largest non-polar ice field in the world. A large number of endangered species such as bears, wolves, caribou and Dall sheep can be seen here. Witness the beauty by visiting this place.

L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site

In the year 1978, this place was given the title of UNESCO World Heritage site. It falls under the cultural category of sites. This historic place is famous for being the remains of 11th-Century Viking settlement. Moreover, it is touted to be the earliest settlement in America which is present outside of Greenland. It is also the first and only known site of Norse presence.

Rideau Canal

Located in Ontario, one of the best cities to visit in Canada, this site offers a superb view. This place falls under the Cultural criteria of Heritage sites. It is one of the oldest operated canal systems which has been operating continuously in North America. It was opened in 1832 as a precautionary measure in case of war with the U.S. Canal is still in use and most of it remains the same as the original structure remains intact.

Hopefully, this summarizes the best and the top UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Canada. The list is a mix of the best of natural and cultural categories which are enticing as well as historically rich. Plan your trip to Canada in the near future and make sure to visit these beautiful places.

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Sai Karthik Reddy

After completing his M.B.A in 2012, Sai the wizard beyond the blog, Abandon The Regular was never interested to find a day job at the desk but instead set out to explore the world. 5 years later Sai has become one of the top travel bloggers in India and inspired many Indians to get away from desk jobs and become a digital nomad.

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