Heritage Buildings in Canada’s Capital Region

We manage approximately 1,300 buildings in Canada’s Capital Region, many of which have historical significance. More than 70 of these buildings are federally designated heritage buildings.

The heritage significance of buildings older than 40 years is systematically evaluated by the Federal Heritage Buildings Review Office (FHBRO). More than 70 NCC-managed buildings have been designated as “classified” or “recognized” federal heritage buildings. These buildings are protected in accordance with the Treasury Board Policy on Management of Real Property.

We are also the custodian of assets which, although not designated by FHBRO, are considered to have heritage significance at the regional level. These assets include the following:

National Historic Sites

Six NCC-managed properties have also been designated as National Historic Sites by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.

Rideau Hall and landscaped grounds

Rideau Hall and landscaped grounds

Rideau Hall and Landscaped Grounds is a large wooded estate located near the Ottawa River in the nation’s capital.

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Maplelawn and gardens

Maplelawn and gardens

Maplelawn & Gardens National Historic Site of Canada is located within a mixed residential and commercial neighbourhood in Ottawa, Ontario.

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The former Geological Survey of Canada building

The former Geological Survey of Canada building

The Former Geological Survey of Canada Building is a relatively plain three-storey, stone building located on a prominent corner in Ottawa’s Byward market area.

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The first Geodetic Survey Station on King Mountain

The first Geodetic Survey Station on King Mountain

First Geodetic Survey Station National Historic Site of Canada is located on the south slope of King Mountain in Gatineau Park, Quebec.

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The Central Chambers building

The Central Chambers building

Central Chambers National Historic Site of Canada is a splendid, 6 storey building, designed for commercial premises on the ground floor, and combined commercial and office premises above.

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Former Archives building

Former Archives building

The Former Archives Building National Historic Site of Canada is a substantial stone building, designed in the federal Tudor Gothic style.

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Visit Canada's Historic Places to find maps, images and descriptions of heritage buildings in Canada’s Capital Region.