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.

The Whiskey Teller

Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia
A historic bank building where now, whiskey is currency and the fare is wood-fired!
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Rothney Astrophysical Observatory

Priddis, Alberta
Rothney Astrophysical Observatory teaching & research science facility Foothills Alber…
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Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame

Thunder Bay, Ontario
Learn about the history of sport in Northwestern Ontario at this museum and Hall of Fame.
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Kingston Dry Dock

Kingston, Ontario
This is a designated national historic site owned by the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes.
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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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