Listing of historic resources
Find lands in Alberta that contain, or are likely to contain, historic resources.
The Listing of Historic Resources is a tool that developers, industry representatives, and regulators may use to help determine if a proposed development might affect historic resources, including:
- archaeological sites
- palaeontological sites
- Indigenous traditional use sites of a historic resource nature (burials, ceremonial sites, etc.)
- historic structures
The Listing can provide development proponents with advance notification of possible historic resource concerns and may be used as a tool in planning projects.
How does it work?
Used in conjunction with the Instructions for Use of the Listing and/or a relevant Land Use procedures bulletin, the Listing helps to determine if a proposed development needs approval under the Historical Resources Act . The Listing indicates the Historic Resource Value (HRV), if any, that has been assigned to lands in the project area, and the Instructions for Use and the bulletins explain the required action. In many cases, the required action is to submit a Historic Resources Application through the Online Permitting and Clearance(OPaC) system.
Some lands in Alberta have not yet been assigned an HRV but still have the potential to contain historic resources. For this reason, the Listing may not be the only tool used to assess a project’s potential to impact a resource. For some large or high-impact project types, submission of a Historic Resources Application is always required. The Instructions for Use and the Bulletins help make this determination.
For more information on how to apply for Historical Resources Act approval visit the OPaC information page.
The Listing is issued twice a year, in April and October. If you would like to receive email notifications when new versions of the Listing are released, register for the OPaC system and check the preference "I would like to receive email updates" located under My Profile.
Download the listing
Instructions for Use
- Instructions for Use of the Listing (PDF, 201 KB)
To contact the Historic Resources Management Branch:
Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-431-2300 (in Alberta)
Toll free: dial 310-0000 before the number
8820 – 112 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2P8