July 8th – 10th, mark the start of #HistoricPlacesDays with these virtual and in-person events
Join us for events organized by staff of the National Trust for Canada, heritage enthusiasts, and participating places across the country in the descriptions below.
Join us as we kick-off Historic Places Days launch weekend with a virtual tour of Battle Harbour Historic District, on the gorgeous east coast of Labrador. Guided by Battle Harbour’s executive director, Peter Bull, you’ll get a chance to get to know the meticulously restored traditional 19th and early 20th century fishing village.
When: Saturday July 9, 2022, 1:00 Labrador time – 11:30ET
Register here: https://regenerationworks.ca/event/?id=89436963889
Virtual Tour – Hillary House National Historic Site
Unique to Historic Places Days 2022, take a virtual tour of Hillary House National Historic Site in Aurora, Ontario.
Tour available on Saturday, July 9th.
Our Michif experience is designed to immerse visitors in how Métis people and culture influenced the Fort and southern Alberta. Southern Alberta is part of the traditional homeland of the Métis. Many Métis travelled west on Buffalo Hunts and were instrumental in the fur trade, and as such many made southern Alberta their home. The Métis were very involved in the building of Fort Whoop-Up, and to this day, many Métis continue to live in southern Alberta. This experiential tour will provide a glimpse into Métis culture and life in southern Alberta. Spots are limited; please book your ticket in advance. Please include the names of the participants in the pop-up form that asks for the names of those attending the program.
9:30–12:30 | all ages | children to attend with adults | registration required
Funded through a Corporate Investment Grant from Travel Alberta.
Discover the hidden behind the scenes of the historic site!
Every place has a story – join us for an afternoon of going behind the scenes of everybody’s favourite historic site and looking beyond the exhibits. Learn more about the decisions behind the displays, look at artifacts not normally on display, and participate in the tour discussing the restoration.
When: 8-9 July, 2022 | 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Address: 1500 Mitchell Road, Prince George, BC, Canada
Join us for a fun kid-friendly scavenger hunt throughout the day or try out our virtual property or indoor tour while you’re here! Open 10am to 6pm; Entry by donation.
When: 8 July, 2022 | 10:00 – 18:00
Come for a historical tour of Haney House, and stay for a rousing game of croquet! First come, first served. Half hour time limit per group.
When: 10 July, 2022 | 10:00 AM -4:00 PM
The history of this area is informed by the streets that divide it. This walk will explore how these thoroughfares shaped the businesses, industries, and residential development of this part of Mount Pleasant.
Join Christine Hagemoen to explore quirky streets and alleys, discover “fossils” in the neighbourhood’s hardscape, learn about the area’s built and natural history, and meet some of the interesting people who once made their homes and livelihoods in this neighbourhood.
When: 9 July, 2022 | 10:00 AM
Join Historic Sites Unit and the Yukon Heritage Resources Board in celebrating Canada Historic Places Day at Robinson Roadhouse.
Robinson Roadhouse is located at km 139 South Klondike Highway, near the Annie Lake Road turn-off. Established as a flag station for the White Pass & Yukon Route, Robinson Roadhouse was constructed in 1906 as a staging point for miners in the Watson and Wheaton rivers mining district.
There will be site tours, a barbeque and picnic games for the whole family. All are welcome.
For more information phone Historic Sites unit at 867-667-5386.
Where: Robinson, Yukon, Canada
When: 9 July, 2022 | 11:00 – 15:00
The Deadheaders is a creative gardening workshop focused on the maintenance of the historic rose bushes on The Brown Homestead property. Sessions run monthly from July to September with each week featuring a new topic of discussion. Participants are encouraged to bring in their own examples of music and literature to share during our meetings.
Where: 1317 Pelham Road, St. Catharines, ON, Canada
When: July 10 – 18 September, 2022 | 10:00AM
Courtyard Comedy is back for a second season of summer fun! Come enjoy some hilarious stand-up in the beautiful gardens of the Campbell House Museum. Our July 9th show is a fabulous premiere with an amazing group of diverse comedians ready to knock your socks off. Perfect for sandal weather!
And headliner, JFL Homegrown competition winner and finalist on the latest season of Canada’s Got Talent COURTNEY GILMOUR!
Hosted by Canadian Comedy Award winner ROBERT WATSON.
Where: Toronto, ON, Canada
When: Saturday July 9, gates open 2pm / Show starts 3pm. Arrive early to enjoy sampling from Cottage Springs Beverage Co. our Exclusive Drinks Sponsors!
A Gay AF Comedy/Campbell House Museum production. Come join the funny!
Please note that this event is weather dependent. In the event that Courtyard Comedy is canceled due to inclement weather, Campbell House Museum will issue refunds. All other refund requests will be decided upon on an individual basis.
Think you know Lethbridge’s river valley? This outdoor experiential tour will showcase the history of the Belly River (Oldman River) valley. Learn how this landscape has been used by the Niitsitapi and how it developed into the bustling park that you see today. Enjoy a picnic lunch near Fort Whoop-Up or take it with you and discover your favorite place in the valley. Spots are limited; please book your ticket in advance. Please include the names of the participants in the pop-up form that asks for the names of those attending the program.
Where: Lethbridge, AB, Canada
When: 9 July, 2022 | 9:30 – 12:20PM
Join us under the willow tree of the Heritage House Museum grounds for a lovely afternoon of tea and Downton Abbey themed trivia on Sunday July 10th from 1pm – 3pm. There will be live period music to enjoy throughout the afternoon, a delicious selection of teas, sandwiches and treats as well as a round of Downton Abbey trivia. We also welcome anyone who wishes to dress in Downton theme to do so.
Where: Smiths Falls, ON, Canada
When: 10 July, 2022 | 1:00 – 3:00PM