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"Unesco World Heritage Sites in Canada IV"
Issue date: 16th January 2017
Unesco World Heritage Series

The Canadian UNESCO World Heritage series, which started 2014, comes to the end with these five stamps. Three of the stamps feature sites that are new to the multi-year Unesco series, which has celebrated all 18 natural and cultural sites. 

The other two stamps "Dinosaur Provincial Park" and "Red Bay Basque Whaling Station" looks identic and show images of it’s because larger versions of the U.S.-rate stamps issued on 21th August 2015.

The stamps were issued (die–cut/self–adhesive) in booklets of 10 and 30 stamps and (perforated / water-activated) in a miniaturesheet.

Canada Dinosaur Provincial Park Unesco stamp
Dinosaur Provincial Park (Alta.), was declared a World Heritage site for its exceptional fossil specimens of Cretaceous dinosaurs, as well as undisturbed badlands and riverside habitat.

Canada 2017 Red Bay Basque Whaling Station stamp
Red Bay Basque Whaling Station (N.L.), on the south coast of Labrador, is the most complete and extensive example of a 16th-century Basque whaling station in North America.

Canada 2017 Mistaken Point stamp
Mistaken Point (N.L.), at the southeastern tip of Newfoundland, gives us some sense of what life looked like when organisms began to get larger than microbes and complex. Embedded along this gorgeous coastline are groups of the oldest known fossils of ancient soft-bodied life forms, dating back 560 to 580 million years. These strange multi-celled organisms ranged in size from as small as a fingernail to as long as a metre and had no legs or eyes. They are believed to be the planet’s first large life forms.
Canada 2017 The Historic District of Old Québec stamp
The Historic District of Old Québec (Que.), founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain, is still bustling with activity, yet has maintained the integrity of essential historical buildings and spaces over more than four centuries. Fortified with walls, gates and bastions, this is the only colonial city north of Mexico to have preserved its ramparts.

Canada 2017 L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site stamp
L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site (N.L.), at the tip of Newfoundland’s Great Northern Peninsula, contains timber-framed turf dwellings built by a Norse expedition more than 1,000 years ago. The settlement is the earliest known European presence in North America.

Canada 2017 Unesco stamps miniaturesheet

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