|Date of Issue||January 16, 2017|
|Perforation or Dimension||24 mm x 20 mm|
|Series||UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Canada|
|Series Time Span||2014 - 2017|
|Printer||Canadian Bank Note|
World Heritage Sites are chosen by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), which “seeks to encourage the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity.”
Canadians are invited to discover the country’s early historic settlements and to envision the origins of complex organisms on this planet by new stamps depicting UNESCO World Heritage Sites. “These sites are treasures for Canada and the world – and we hope that these stamps instill pride and arouse a sense of wonder in every Canadian,” says Canada Post President and CEO Deepak Chopra. Crafted by Lara Minja, of Lime Design, this definitive stamp showcases a place in Canada that has a special status because of its importance to the common heritage of humanity.
This stamp depicts the Historic District of Old Québec (Que.). It was founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain and is still bustling with activity, yet it 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.