|Added by||Alain Martineau|
|General Description :||From the souvenir sheet
Including 3 x $1.20 U.S. rates and 2 x $2.50 international rate stamps
Photography: Ottawa Tourism
OFDC Cancellation Location: Lunenburg NS
These sites – some more than 5,700 years old – hold clues that whisper to all who visit. The World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization has recognized the significance of these places, and their irresistible call has been answered by travellers from around the world eager for a glimpse into the art, culture and lives of our ancestors.
Wrap up your journey in our nation’s capital to find the youngest of these World Heritage sites. Officially opened in 1832, the Rideau Canal is a monument to the achievements of Colonel By, his Royal Engineer officers and the thousands of workers who built the 47 locks of this 202-kilometre waterway.
The Rideau Canal stamp honours the oldest continuously operated canal in North America which opened in 1832. The Rideau Canal is one of the first canals designed specifically for steam-powered vessels.
|Face value||$2.50 Canadian Dollar (International rate)|
|Catalog code||Canada post # 403935145|
|Series||UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Canada|
|Place in series||2|
|Stamp use||Definitive stamp|
|Designer||Lara Minja of Victoria-based Lime Design|
|Paper type||Tullis Russell|
|Print technique||Lithography in 5 colours|
|Catalog prices||No catalog prices set yet|