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

Last year the National Trust for Canada gave away a total of $2000, and over $10,000 in prizes, in support of Historic Places Days. Stay tuned for this year’s contest announcements!

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.

Canadian Forces Base Borden

Borden, Ontario
The Museum tells Base Borden’s story of over a century of service to Canada
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Red Bay

Red Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador
Site that was an important whale hunting port in the 16th century.
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Historic Fort Willow

Minesing, Ontario
National and provincial historic site commemorating Willow Depot and the Nine Mile Portage
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Oliver & District Museum

Oliver, British Columbia
Experience nature, history, and small-town charm, housed in a unique heritage building.
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Events To Enjoy

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

Black Gold Fest 2023

Oil Museum of Canada

8 July, 2023 | 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Old Slys Outdoor Tours

Smiths Falls Heritage House Museum

3 - 24 June, 2023 | 10am & 12:30pm

Trivia Nights with 4 Degrees Brewing Company

Smiths Falls Heritage House Museum

26 May - 27 October, 2023 | 7:30pm

Latest Blog Post

1 June, 2023  | Articles

Historic Places Days continues to evolve year after year to foster an event that is inclusive, diverse, welcoming, and accessible. In 2023, we are thrilled to introduce several new features and initiatives aimed at enhancing the experience for both registering sites and attendees. All Places Map The new All Places map consolidates all participating Historic […]

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