Canada’s National River Conservation Program
From coast to coast to coast, Canadian Heritage Rivers offer visitors a chance to experience great waterways, learn about their rich history, and share in their stewardship. The Canadian Heritage Rivers System helps recognize and conserve these outstanding rivers that are an enduring part of our national heritage and identity.
The Canadian Heritage River System acknowledges that Canadian Heritage Rivers flow through the traditional territories of First Nation, Inuit, and Métis peoples from coast to coast to coast. To learn more about the Indigenous territories in Canada, view the comprehensive map here.
Explore the natural, cultural and recreational heritage of our rivers through interactive maps. With just a click, you can learn more about the stories of the past and present!
What are Heritage Rivers?
Canada’s 41 Heritage Rivers are recognized nationally for their outstanding natural, cultural, and recreational heritage.