Canadian Heritage River System

Coordinate system: 4269 - "NAD83"


This data set can be used to identify an area set aside for the recognition, conservation, and management of a river or section of a river with outstanding natural heritage, cultural, and recreational values (example: the French River). These rivers are recognized in the Canadian Heritage River System (CHRS), a cooperative program which includes the Government of Canada, ten provinces, and three territories.

There are five rivers within provincial parks for which the entire park is chosen as the location. There are four rivers for which the entire watershed is chosen as the location. There are two rivers for which a portion is chosen as the location.

Supplementary tables can be used and are available for download from the additional documentation section.

Additional Documentation