19 July, 2022  | Articles

It’s that time of year again! The annual Historic Places Days event means that folks are out taking photos, and digital 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!    Kiersten discovers Maritime history:  […]

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10 August, 2021  | Articles

As the month of July comes to end, so does Historic Places Days 2021! This year was a record-breaking year with more historic sites registered and more virtual tours than ever, bringing Canada’s diverse history into your home via zoom and social media.   #HistoricPlacesDays, made possible in part by the support of Parks Canada, brings awareness to Canada’s historic sites, garnering support, and recognition for places, […]

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27 July, 2021  | Articles

Join The National Trust for Canada Staff and the Canada Historic Places Days Youth Advisory Board as they (virtually) visit some of their favourite places in Canada for Historic Places Days  Do you have a favourite historic place? Want to travel somewhere new? Maybe you’re looking for inspiration! Check out our creative staff and Youth Advisory Board virtual selfies to boost your imagination and […]

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22 July, 2021  | Articles

The advocacy of passionate young Canadians is changing the way we look at Canada’s stories and narratives. Our Historic Places Days summer students, Julia and Lauren, share their reflections on why historic places matter and how we can all become advocates for sustainable and inclusive heritage.   During Historic Places Days, we celebrate places across Canada that tell our stories. As young professionals and heritage lovers working for the National Trust for Canada, we realize that celebrating places is only part […]

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20 July, 2021  | Articles

I came to Newfoundland in the summer of 2018 from China, as an international student. While doing my PhD in folklore at Memorial University of Newfoundland, I am also a photographer, and I see my photography as living folklore.   Before I came to Newfoundland, I was shooting photos just for fun with a basic camera. […]

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15 July, 2021  | Articles

Saturday, July 3rd, was the launch of Canada Historic Places Days! Canadians had the opportunity to tune in to a day full of online events, including a tour of the Glenaladale School House in PEI, a tour of the Tomlinson Lake Hike to Freedom in NB and a tour of the Gur Sikh Temple National Historic Site and Museum in Abbotsford, BC – and Historic Places […]

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16 June, 2021  | Articles

When you think of “historic sites,” you may picture a huge fort or famous archaeological dig. However, heritage is all around us. In fact, there’s probably a hidden historic gem not far from your home awaiting your discovery. A day trip or mini getaway can give you a whole new perspective on Canada’s past. History […]

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23 February, 2021  | Articles

Canada Historic Places Day 2020 launched with a call for photos and stories of your favourite historic places, and the response was overwhelming. We learned about new friends, wild adventures, deep rooted family histories, and the importance of historic places, especially in uncertain times. Here are a few of the entries that represent the wide […]

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23 July, 2020  | Articles

With #historicplacesday now running #allsummerlong, we’re encouraging you to take a moment, slow down, and reflect upon awesome experiences at sites nationwide that have made you feel more connected to your past, to your future, and to your home. Our July Giveaway Contest is asking Canadians to share their reflective moments by submitting a picture […]

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9 July, 2020  | Articles

Although our annual Canada Historic Places Day looks a bit different this year, hundreds of heritage enthusiasts and participating places were quick to adapt for the kick off on July 4th, showcasing their creativity through selfies and virtual events alike. As this nation-wide celebration is running until the end of August, #allsummerlong, we’re looking forward […]

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