Historic Places Days is a platform for individuals and organizations to showcase the places and stories important to them in their own words. As the presenter, the National Trust for Canada recognizes that Canada’s history and heritage is complex and contentious, dominated by settler perspectives, and that individually or collectively the stories may lack diversity. We are working hard with our partners to enrich our awareness of our collective past. We welcome your input on how we can work together to be more inclusive now and in the future.

VisitExperience the history

This summer we invite you to time travel by virtually visiting historic places across Canada. Hundreds of sites are waiting to be discovered. Every place, a story: choose yours.

WinParticipate in contests

The National Trust for Canada is giving away a total of $2000, and over $10,000 in prizes, in support of Historic Places Days. From July 8th until July 31st, we encourage you to visit a participating historic place and take a selfie or a photo of the place. If you’re not able to visit in person take a digital selfie via historicplacesdays.ca.  

 

ShowRegister a historic place

Participating sites receive national exposure and access to resources for organizing events and attracting new audiences. If you own or operate a historic site and are interested in participating in 2022, register today.

Places To Explore

Choose a historic site below to discover more details or view all our places.

Laurel Packinghouse

Kelowna, British Columbia
An enchanting brick packinghouse with displays from Kelowna’s iconic tree fruit industry.
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Hawthorne Cottage

Brigus, Newfoundland and Labrador
Home of legendary Arctic explorer Captain Bartlett.
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West End Cultural Centre

Winnipeg, Manitoba
Church-turned music venue in the heart of Winnipeg’s West End.
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Heart’s Content Cable Station

Heart's Content, Newfoundland and Labrador
A time capsule of communication technology that connected us all up to the 1960s
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Events To Enjoy

Choose an event below to discover more details or view all our events.

“Jingle Bell Rock Christmas”

Annandale National Historic Site

25 November, 2022 - 8 January, 2023 | 9am to 4pm

Winter Solstice Tea

Annandale National Historic Site

21 December, 2022 | 1:30 to 3pm

Chinatown: Seen from Above!

廣東樓區 Canton Block

1 July - 31 December, 2022 | All Day

Latest Blog Post

29 November, 2022  | Articles

We are very proud to announce that the Historic Places Days program received an Award of Excellence from the International National Trust Organization (INTO). The program was recognized for the following: Innovating and making heritage available to more & more Canadians each year Building sector capacity through tools and training Being diverse and inclusive Catherine […]

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