Mackenzie King Estate Ruins in the Fall

The cultural heritage of Canada’s Capital Region is a visible record of an important part of the Canadian story. It symbolizes our identity and gives us a sense of ourselves as a nation.

Cultural heritage includes: landscapes, buildings, monuments, archaeological sites and collections, documents and records.

The NCC has an important role to play in protecting cultural resources and managing them as part of Canada’s legacy. This involves:

In our work, we rely mainly on the Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada to guide the management of our heritage resources.

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