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The Canadian Heritage Rivers System (CHRS) is Canada's national river conservation program. Established in 1984, the CHRS gives national recognition to Canada's outstanding rivers and encourages their longterm management to conserve their natural, cultural and recreational values for the benefit and enjoyment of Canadians, now and in the future. There are currently 42 Canadian Heritage Rivers, 4 are in the Yukon. For more information about CHRS refer to www.chrs.ca
A drainage basin is the area that drains all precipitation into a river or stream system into a common outlet such as a lake or sea. There are two main river basins in Nunavut: the Thelon River flows into Hudson Bay and the Back River empties into the Arctic Ocean. Most of Nunavut’s area is not drained through large rivers; instead the water flows directly to the ocean through small rivers and streams.
This map shows both designated and nominated Heritage Rivers. The Canadian Heritage Rivers System protects the best examples of Canada’s river heritage, giving the rivers national recognition and encouraging the public to enjoy and appreciate them. The goal is to establish a system that reflects the diversity of Canada’s rivers and to ensure that they continue to flow for future generations.
World Heritage Sites represent exceptional natural and cultural areas recognized internationally by the World Heritage Convention of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). This map locates the World Heritage sites in Canada.
The Heritage Sites and the Historic Sites are recognized as having cultural and heritage significance to Yukon First Nation.
This map locates the National Historic Sites administered by Parks Canada and the five UNESCO Cultural World Heritage Sites located in Canada. National Historic Sites are maintained to commemorate significant historic places, people and events.
The following Heritage Routes, are recognized as having cultural and heritage significance to the First Nation People. This dataset has been corrected from the original to correct for Final Agreements and NTDB base data.
Canada may be divided into six broad Aboriginal cultural areas based on major geographic regions. Tribes in the same region share a greater number of cultural affinities than tribes from different regions. However only in the Arctic do the lines of geography, language and culture coincide so closely. Nunavut’s boundary strongly reflects that of the cultural zone of the Aboriginal people of the Eastern Arctic.
Parks Canada Agency led a series of climate change adaptation workshops across Canada from 2017 to 2019, with support from the Federal-Provincial-Territorial Culture and Heritage Table. The workshops aimed to identify the pressing impacts of climate change on cultural resources at select heritage places, and to develop potential adaptation options. These workshops should be seen as part of an ongoing discussion regarding the impacts of climate change on cultural resources, bringing better understanding of climate change risks and feasible/effective climate change adaptation measures for National Historic Sites and other heritage places. In time, follow-up workshops should be considered, not only to expand the understanding of climate change risks at these heritage places, but also to continue the exploration of adaptation measures that might be implemented to help protect these heritage places from the effects of climate change.
The Canada Cultural Spaces Fund (CCSF) supports the improvement of physical conditions for arts, heritage, culture and creative innovation. The Fund supports renovation and construction projects, the acquisition of specialized equipment and feasibility studies related to cultural spaces.