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

The National Trust for Canada is giving away a total of $2000, and over $10,000 in prizes, in support of Historic Places Days. From July 8th until July 31st, we encourage you to visit a participating historic place and take a selfie or a photo of the place. If you’re not able to visit in person take a digital selfie via historicplacesdays.ca.  

 

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 2022, register today.

Places To Explore

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

Point Prim Lighthouse

Belfast, Prince Edward Island
Built in 1845, the Point Prim lighthouse is the first and oldest lighthouse on Prince Edwa…
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Black Loyalist Heritage Center

Shelburne, Nova Scotia
Home of the Black Loyalists, the largest free Black settlement in the 1780s.
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Reverend Forbes Homestead

Grande Prairie, Alberta
The Reverend Forbes Homestead was registered as a Provincial Historic Resource Site in 197…
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Women’s Council House

Halifax, Nova Scotia
The home of the Local Council of Women; built for George Wright in 1903.
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Events To Enjoy

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

https://www.heritagepark.ca/plan-your-visit/event-calendar/we-were-here-stories-early-chinatown

Heritage Park Historical Village

14 January - 30 April, 2023 | 10 am - 4 pm

Winter Family Fun Day

Backus-Page House Museum

20 February, 2023 | 10AM - 4PM

Mother’s Day Garden Party

Homer Watson House & Gallery

13 May, 2023 | 1-4PM

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