What would you do with $1000, a Parks Canada pass or a VIA Rail travel voucher?

The National Trust for Canada is giving away a total of $2000, and over $10,000 in prizes, in support of Historic Places Days. 

With many places open to the public this summer we have more ways to participate in Historic Places Days than ever before. 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.  

To enter the contest, post your masterpiece on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter with #HistoricPlacesDays, tag the historic place, and tag and follow @nationaltrustca. If you’re at a Parks Canada or VIA Rail location be sure to include #ParksCanada and #viarail to show some support to our Historic Places Days partner and major sponsor.   

Your photo will be placed in a random draw to win the grand prize of $1000 for yourself and $1000 for the site that you tagged. The draw for the grand prize will take place on August 2, 2022. 

Draws for runner up prizes will take place every Tuesday and Thursday throughout Historic Places Days, with the final runner up prize draw on August 2, 2022. Runner up prizes include:  

  • 20 $500 VIA Rail Passes;  
  • 10 Parks Canada Passes;  
  • 8 Canada’s History Subscriptions;  
  • 8 National Geographic Guides;  
  • 8 Canadian Geographic Magazine Subscriptions; and 
  • 4 National Trust Memberships. 

We would love to hear the story of your visit, and about what the place means to you. Include details in the photo captions for an extra entry in the contest. 

Before visiting historic places be sure to check which sites near you are ready to welcome visitors and become familiar with their safety procedures. 

To take a digital selfie simply choose one of the participating historic places and use the button featured on the online “Places” page, or download/print an image provided by the site, to include in your own selfie creation. Post your photo on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. In posting, you give the National Trust for Canada permission to use your content in promotional material (social media, website, print, etc). 

No purchase necessary.