It’s no secret that Canada is filled with beautiful places from coast to coast.
Now, several of Canada’s most beautiful natural wonders are nominated to become UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Inscription of a site on the World Heritage List is the highest possible recognition of heritage value internationally. Other notable sites with the UNESCO designation include the Great Barrier Reef, the Pyramids of Egypt, and the Canadian Rockies.
Environment Minister Catherine McKenna announced yesterday that the following eight Canadian places are nominated:
- Hecate Strait and Queen Charlotte Sound Glass Sponge Reefs (British Columbia)
- Stein Valley (British Columbia)
- Wanuskewin Heritage Park (Saskatchewan)
- Anticosti Island (Québec)
- Heart’s Content Cable Station Provincial Historic Site (Newfoundland and Labrador)
- Qajartalik (Nunavut)
- Sirmilik National Park and the proposed Tallurutiup Imanga/Lancaster Sound National Marine Conservation Area (Nunavut)
- Yukon Ice Patches (Yukon)
And we’ve got to admit, these places are breathtaking. Just take a look for yourself.
“To cap-off the Canada 150 celebrations, I am extremely proud to announce Canada’s newest official candidates for recognition as UNESCO World Heritage Sites,” said McKenna in a statement.
“These national treasures represent the very best that Canada has to offer from natural wonders and maritime heritage to Indigenous lands and culture. These places will showcase Canada to the world.”