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 10-17 2024, with the National Trust for Canada giving away a total of $3000, 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 2024, register today.

Places To Explore

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

Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum

Winnipeg, Manitoba
Proud Métis and French Canadian Historical Museum
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The Turret

Halifax, Nova Scotia
The Turret began as a one-night gay disco on the 3rd floor of 1588 Barrington Street – the…
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Cornwall Community Museum in the Wood House

Cornwall, Ontario
This 1840 United Empire Loyalist home is a federally registered museum which is furnished …
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Chipman Hill Suites (9 Chipman Hill)

Saint John, New Brunswick
Chipman Hill Suites consists of 9 beautiful properties in the Uptown Saint John area.
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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

Heritage Day

Minnedosa Museum and Heritage Village

18 August, 2024 | The event is on August 18th 2024 it starts at 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Tea-Room

Scott Manor House

1 July - 30 August, 2024 | 2:00pm-4:00pm

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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