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.

Discover Rustico

North Rustico, Prince Edward Island
A Welcome Centre to the Farmers Bank Museum & Doucet House Museum
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Clifton Museum Park

Windsor, Nova Scotia
Clifton Museum Park includes two museums, a disc golf course, and 34 acre recreation area.
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Killam Brothers Shipping Office

Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
A glimpse into what was once one of the most successful shipping businesses in Yarmouth
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Statue Pioneer Spirit

Temiskaming Shores, Ontario
Sculpture commemorating survivors of the fire of 1922
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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.


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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