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List of National Historic Sites of Canada in Nunavut

This is a list of National Historic Sites of Canada (French: Lieux historiques nationaux du Canada) in the territory of Nunavut. There are 12 National Historic Sites designated in Nunavut, of which none are administered by Parks Canada.[1][2]

This list uses names designated by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada, which may differ from other names for these sites.

National Historic Sites

Site Date(s) Designated Location Description Image
Arvia'juaq and Qikiqtaarjuk [3] 1995 Arviat and Sentry Island
A traditional summer camp of the Paallirmiut Inuit and an archaeological site on Hudson Bay; representative of the cultural, spiritual and economic life of the Inuit in the Arviat region
Beechey Island Sites[4] 1845–46 (wintering site), 1852–54 (search expeditions) 1993 Beechey Island and Devon Island
Sites associated with Arctic exploration, including the wintering site of Franklin's lost expedition and a base for subsequent search expeditions Graves of the dead crewman from the 1845 Franklin Northwest Passage expedition
Blacklead Island Whaling Station[5] 1860 (established) 1985 Blacklead Island
One of the most important whaling stations and wintering sites in Cumberland Sound from the 1860s until the early 20th century; a good example of a contact-period Inuit village Blacklead Island Whaling Station in 1903
Bloody Falls[6] 1700 BCE (c.) (human occupation) 1978 Kugluk/Bloody Falls Territorial Park
Archaeological remains on river terraces of pre-contact hunting and fishing sites; a record of the presence of Pre-Dorset, Thule, First Nation and Inuit peoples over the last 3000 years Middle of Blood Falls rapids
Fall Caribou Crossing[7] 1995 Kivalliq Region
A section of the lower Kazan River which has witnessed centuries of inland caribou hunting; symbolic of the cultural, spiritual and economic life of the Inuit in the region
Erebus and Terror[8] 1845–46 (expedition) 1992 King William Island (possible location)
The remains of the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, the two ships of Franklin's lost expedition in 1845–46, believed to have been trapped and wrecked by pack ice; official location of designation in abeyance until remains found Engraving of HMS Terror thrown up by the ice
Igloolik Island Archaeological Sites[9] 2000 BCE (c.) (human occupation) 1978 Igloolik Island
Nine archaeological sites dating from Dorset and Pre-Dorset occupations, demonstrating 4000 years of human activity; also the wintering site for William Parry in 1821 and the base of the Fifth Thule Expedition of 1921–24
Inuksuk[10] 1969 Foxe Peninsula
100 inuksuit standing on a treeless headland; a testament to the ingenuity and artistry of the Inuit Inuksuit at Inuksuk Point
Kekerten Island Whaling Station[11] 1857 (established) 1985 Cumberland Sound
The remains of a whaling station, as well as a burial ground and a shipwreck; symbolic of whaling in the Eastern Arctic and of the economic and cultural impact of the whaling on the Inuit in the region Structures at Kekerten
Kodlunarn Island[12] 1576–78 (expeditions) 1964 Frobisher Bay
The ruins of a stone house, earthworks and mining excavations from Martin Frobisher's gold mining expeditions to the Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Port Refuge[13] 1978 Grinnell Peninsula
Archaeological sites dating to prehistoric occupation, including a Thule winter village and remains of Pre-Dorset dwellings, including evidence of Thule contact with the medieval Norse colonies of Greenland
Wreck of HMS Breadalbane[14] 1853 (wreck) 1983 Beechey Island
The wreck of the ship involved in the search for Franklin's lost expedition Engraving of the sinking of Breadalbane

See also

References

  1. ^ "Nunavut". Directory of Federal Heritage Designations.  
  2. ^ Nunavut, National Historic Sites of Canada - administered by Parks Canada
  3. ^ Arvia'juaq and Qikiqtaarjuk. Canadian Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 28 October 2013.
  4. ^ Beechey Island Sites. Canadian Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 29 October 2013.
  5. ^ Blacklead Island Whaling Station. Canadian Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 29 October 2013.
  6. ^ Bloody Falls. Directory of Federal Heritage Designations. Parks Canada. Retrieved 29 October 2013.
  7. ^ Fall Caribou Crossing. Canadian Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 29 October 2013.
  8. ^ Erebus and Terror. Canadian Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 29 October 2013.
  9. ^ Igloolik Island Archaeological Sites. Canadian Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 29 October 2013.
  10. ^ Inuksuk. Canadian Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 30 October 2013.
  11. ^ Kekerten Island Whaling Station. Canadian Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 30 October 2013.
  12. ^ Kodlunarn Island. Canadian Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 30 October 2013.
  13. ^ Port Refuge. Canadian Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 30 October 2013.
  14. ^ Wreck of HMS Breadalbane. Canadian Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 30 October 2013.
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