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.

Grosvenor Lodge

London, Ontario
A Tudor Gothic style home built in 1853 by Samuel Peters, one of London’s pioneer famili
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Coldspring Head Light

Northport, Nova Scotia
This lighthouse is one of many lighthouses which have protected seafarers around NS
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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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Admiralty House Communications Museum

Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador
Admiralty House Museum is in Mount Pearl, NL, and focuses on communications and community.
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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

3 July, 2024  | Contests

Au fil des ans, les Canadiens ont été inspirés à partager leurs sites patrimoniaux préférés par des photos et des selfies dans le cadre des Journées des lieux historiques. Ces photos, accompagnées d’histoires personnelles, mettent en lumière ce qui rend ces lieux spéciaux : des moments de réflexion, des liens avec la culture et l’histoire […]

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