List of National Historic Sites of Canada in Nunavut
This is a list of National Historic Sites (French: Lieux historiques nationaux) in the territory of Nunavut. There are 12 National Historic Sites designated in Nunavut, one of which is in the national park system, administered by Parks Canada (identified below by the beaver icon ).
Related to the Sites, National Historic Events also occurred in Nunavut, and are identified at places associated with them, using the same style of federal plaque which marks National Historic Sites. National Historic Persons are commemorated in the same way. The markers do not indicate which designation—a Site, Event, or Person—a subject has been given.
This list uses names designated by the national Historic Sites and Monuments Board, which may differ from other names for these sites.
National Historic Sites
|Arvia'juaq and Qikiqtaarjuk ||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||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|
|Blacklead Island Whaling Station||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|
|Bloody Falls||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|
|Fall Caribou Crossing||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|
|Igloolik Island Archaeological Sites||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|
||100 inuksuit standing on a treeless headland; a testament to the ingenuity and artistry of the Inuit|
|Kekerten Island Whaling Station||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|
|Kodlunarn Island||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||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||1853 (wreck)||1983||Beechey Island
||The wreck of the ship involved in the search for Franklin's lost expedition|
|Wrecks of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror||1845–46 (expedition)||1992; joined park system in 2015||Queen Maud Gulf north by northeast of O'Reilly Island
|The remains of 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 includes remains of HMS Erebus (Discovered at Wilmot and Crampton Bay in September 2014); and remains of HMS Terror (Discovered at Terror Bay in September 2016)|
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- "Nunavut". Directory of Federal Heritage Designations. Parks Canada. Retrieved 28 October 2013.
- Nunavut Archived 2012-10-06 at the Wayback Machine., National Historic Sites of Canada - administered by Parks Canada
- Arvia'juaq and Qikiqtaarjuk. Canadian Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 28 October 2013.
- Beechey Island Sites. Canadian Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 29 October 2013.
- Blacklead Island Whaling Station. Canadian Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 29 October 2013.
- Bloody Falls. Directory of Federal Heritage Designations. Parks Canada. Retrieved 29 October 2013.
- Fall Caribou Crossing. Canadian Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 29 October 2013.
- Igloolik Island Archaeological Sites. Canadian Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 29 October 2013.
- Inuksuk. Canadian Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 30 October 2013.
- Kekerten Island Whaling Station. Canadian Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 30 October 2013.
- Kodlunarn Island. Canadian Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 30 October 2013.
- Port Refuge. Canadian Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 30 October 2013.
- Wreck of HMS Breadalbane. Canadian Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 30 October 2013.
- Erebus and Terror. Canadian Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 29 October 2013.
- 2015 April Dive Results for Franklin Vessel HMS Erebus, Parks Canada, May 13, 2015
- HMS Terror Added to the Wrecks of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror National Historic Site, Parks Canada news release, December 15, 2017
- Wrecks of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror National Historic Site, Site Management, Superintendent's Order, July 2015