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          UNESCO World Heritage Sites In Canada

          By Benjamin Elisha Sawe on May 28 2019 in Travel

          Canadian Rocky Mountains Parks​
          Canadian Rocky Mountains Parks​

          Canada is in North America and is slightly larger than the US; it is the world’s largest country that is bordering only one country. The country is also the second largest in the world after Russia. Canada has more fresh water than any other country in the world and about 9% of the country’s territory is water, it has at least two million and possibly more lakes, that is more than all countries combined. Canada’s 18 UNESCO World Heritage Sites include First Nations sites, colonial towns, whaling and fur trade posts, national parks and much more. Canada has preserved its cultural, natural, and archaeological sites, and has some of the world’s renowned heritage sites.

          UNESCO World Heritage Sites In Canada

          Canadian Rocky Mountains Parks

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          Dinosaur Provincial Park

          The Dinosaur Provincial Park in Canada was inscribed as a natural UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. The park is located in the province of Alberta and was founded in 1955. 40 species of dinosaurs have been discovered in the park, with some fossils dating back to about 75 million years. The Park has a variety of high-quality fossils, which represent every identified group of Cretaceous dinosaurs. The park offers an unmatched opportunity for the Late Cretaceous paleo-ecosystem research.

          Snake species such as red-sided garter snake and prairie rattlesnake and Canada geese and curlew bird species have been observed in the park. The park is a major tourist destination, and it is legally protected.

          Gros Morne National Park

          Inscribed in 1987 as a natural heritage site, is the Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland and Labrador Province. The park is characterized by numerous pristine lakes, fjords, glacial valleys, sheer cliffs, alpine plateaus, and waterfalls. The park represents some of the world’s best illustrations of plate tectonics and glaciations in an ocean setting. Fauna in the park includes moose, red fox, beaver, black bear, lynx, red squirrels and river otters. The scenic beauty of the park alongside the fauna serves to attract thousands of tourists to the park annually.

          Head-Smashed-In- Buffalo Jump

          The Head-Smashed-In-Buffalo Jump in Alberta, Canada was inscribed as a cultural UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981. The jump was used by Aboriginal people of the Northern Plains for more than 6,000 years to trap the American bison. Large quantities of the buffalo’s skeletons are found below the cliff.

          The site boasts archaeological, historical, and cultural significance in modern day Canada and gives insights on traditional hunting methods as they were in medieval age. The site is among the best preserved of its kind in the world and draws thousands of tourists from all over the world.

          Other World Heritage Sites In Canada

          Other UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Canada are Historic District of Old Québec; Joggins Fossil Cliffs; Kluane, Wrangell-St. Elias and Tatshenshini-Alsek; L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site; Landscape of Grand Pré; Miguasha National Park; Mistaken Point; Nahanni National Park; Old Town Lunenburg; 500 Internal Server Error

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          ; Rideau Canal; SGang Gwaay; Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Wood Buffalo National Park. Canada’s heritage sites are well preserved and contribute majorly to the country’s tourism.

          UNESCO World Heritage Sites In Canada

          UNESCO World Heritage Sites in CanadaYear of Inscription; Type
          Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks1984; Natural
          Dinosaur Provincial Park1979; Natural
          Gros Morne National Park1987; Natural
          Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump1981; Cultural
          Historic District of Old Québec1985; Cultural
          Joggins Fossil Cliffs2008; Natural
          Kluane, Wrangell-St. Elias, and Tatshenshini-Alsek1979; Natural
          L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site1978; Cultural
          Landscape of Grand Pré2012; Cultural
          Miguasha National Park1999; Natural
          Mistaken Point2016; Natural
          Nahanni National Park1978; Natural
          Old Town Lunenburg1995; Cultural
          Pimachiowin Aki2018; Mixed
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          2013; Cultural
          Rideau Canal2007; Cultural
          SGang Gwaay1981; Cultural
          Waterton Glacier International Peace Park1995; Natural
          Wood Buffalo National Park1983; Natural

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