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The Canadian Heritage Rivers System (CHRS) was established in 1984 by the federal, provincial and territorial governments to conserve and protect the best examples of Canada's river heritage, to give them national recognition, and to encourage the public to enjoy and appreciate them. It is a cooperative program of the governments of Canada, all 10 provinces, and the three territories. A 15-member national board administers the program.

The first Canadian Heritage River was the French River in Ontario, designated in 1986. There are about 36 designated and 6 nominated rivers across Canada, and more are being added to the system each year. The goal is to establish a system that reflects the diversity of Canada's river environments and celebrates the role of rivers in Canada's history and society. The dream is to ensure that these rivers flow into the future with their heritage features protected for generations to come.

Designated rivers

The rivers currently designated as a Canadian Heritage River are:

River Province/Territory Year
Alsek River Yukon 1986
Arctic Red River Northwest Territory 1993
Athabasca River Alberta 1989
Bloodvein River Manitoba/Ontario 1987/1998
Bonnet Plume River Yukon 1998
Boundary Waters Ontario 1996
Clearwater River Saskatchewan/Alberta 1986
Detroit River Ontario/Michigan 2001
Fraser River British Columbia 1998
French River Ontario 1986
Grand River Ontario 1994
Hillsborough River Prince Edward Island 1997
Humber River Ontario 1999
Kazan River Nunavut Territory 1990
Kicking Horse River Alberta/British Columbia 1989
Main River Newfoundland 2001
Margaree River Nova Scotia 1998
Mattawa River Ontario 1998
Missinaibi River Ontario 2004
The Three Rivers Prince Edward Island 2004
North Saskatchewan River Alberta/Saskatchewan 1989
Upper Restigouche River New Brunswick 1998
Red River of the North Manitoba 19xx
Rideau Waterway Ontario 2000
Seal River Manitoba 1992
Shelburne River Nova Scotia 1997
Soper River Nunavut 1992
South Nahanni River Northwest Territories 1987
St. Croix River New Brunswick/Maine 1991
St. Marys River Ontario/Michigan 2000
Tatshenshini River Yukon 2004
Thames River Ontario 2000
Thelon River Nunavut Territory 1990
West Road River (aka Blackwater River) British Columbia 19xx
Yukon River (The Thirty Mile Section) Yukon 1991

Nominated rivers

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