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

Our contest takes place July 8 – 23, 2023, with the National Trust for Canada giving away a total of $2000, and over $10,000 in prizes, in support of Historic Places Days. Check out our Contests Page for more information!

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 2023, register today.

Places To Explore

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

Alberta Provincial Police Barracks

Crowsnest Pass, Alberta
Visit the historic APP Barracks to learn about Canada’s most infamous rum-running murder.
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Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal

Montréal, Québec
A place of culture, nature and spirituality that welcomes 2 million visitors annually.
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Mercoal, Alberta
Mercoal was the last major operator of the Alberta Coal Branch.
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Kings College (and the slave economy)

Windsor, Nova Scotia
Where the ideals of the enlightenment meet the barbarity of the slave economy.
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Events To Enjoy

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

Sur les traces de l’Archéologie

Aux Trois Couvents

24 June, 2023 - 31 December, 2024 | 10h à 16h

Day Out With Thomas

Heritage Park Historical Village

4 May, 2024 | 9AM - 5:15PM

Day Out With Thomas

Heritage Park Historical Village

5 May, 2024 | 9AM - 5:15PM

Latest Blog Post

19 July, 2023  | Articles

It’s that time of year again! The annual Historic Places Days event means that folks are out taking photos, and selfies at historic places coast-to-coast-to-coast. The staff at the National Trust for Canada are no exception, take a look at the historic places they visited both digitally and in-person!  Ana pulls a wheelie, circa 1870s: […]

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