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Exploring the Past in Canada

With lively cities in the east and vast open landscapes in the west, Canada is one of the World’s top ten tourist destinations. A relatively young archaeological heritage offers visitors over twenty thousand years of cultural history. In the westernmost Yukon region there is evidence of the continent’s earliest people, while at the other end of the country are the remains of the first European settlement in Newfoundland left by the Vikings.

Top Five Sites & Museums in Canada

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump

Writing on Stone Provincial Park


Pointe-à-Callière Museum

Royal Ontario Museum

Take in the History of Four Great Canadian Cities

Find Archaeological and Historical Sites, & Museums and Heritage Centers in Canada

Map of Sites, & Museums and Heritage Centers in Canada

Click on the map to use the interactive map of Canada.

Map of archaeology and history sites and museums in Canada.

Find Sites and Attractions by Province or Territory

Canada is divided into 13 subnational units: ten provinces and three territories. They are:

Alberta | British Columbia | Manitoba | New Brunswick | Newfoundland and Labrador | Northwest Territories | Nova Scotia | Nunavut | Ontario | Prince Edward Island | Quebec | Saskatchewan | Yukon