Canadian Art & Literature History

Summer is the perfect time to pull out some classic books, but you can go a step further and visit the homes of famous Canadian authors to gain a whole new perspective on your favourite reads. Historic places hold amazing stories within their walls and have a special skill of transporting visitors to a different place and time, just like a great book. The homes of famous Canadian authors and artists allow us to step into their minds and works – giving us a more personal connection to the classics we’ve been reading all our lives.


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Victoria, British Columbia to New Glasgow, Prince Edward Island

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50 Great Saves: The Heritage Railway Stations Protection Act

Duncan, British Columbia to McAdam, New Brunswick 10 places
In 1990, the Heritage Railway Stations Protection Act came into effect after years of lobbying with the help of the National Trust for Canada. The act has granted over 150 railway stations federal legal protection across the country including the Duncan train station in Duncan, BC and the McAdam Railway Station in McAdam, New Brunswick.
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Atlantic Canada’s Hidden Histories

Shelburne, Nova Scotia to Middle Sackville, Nova Scotia 35 places
geocaches that demonstrate the rich, diverse histories of Atlantic Canada.
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Afro-Nova Scotia

Halifax, Nova Scotia to Middle Sackville, Nova Scotia 9 places
The geography of Black urban Halifax and Windsor encompassing the waves of Black migration
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The Hidden Black Cityscape

Saint Marys Parish to New Brunswick 15 places
Explore Fredericton’s early Black history. Often missing from the modern cityscape.
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