Heritage Conservation in Canada’s Capital Region

Photo of the Chambers Building on Elgin St, Ottawa, headquarters of the NCC
The Chambers Building

The physical heritage of Canada’s Capital Region is a visible record of an important part of the Canadian story. It includes our landscapes, buildings, monuments, archaeological sites and collections, and the documents or records that remain after centuries of human history. This physical heritage symbolizes the Canadian identity and gives us a sense of ourselves as a nation.

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

In its day-to-day activities, the NCC relies on the Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada to guide its management of heritage resources.