Medical History in Canada
Whether it be the birthplace of insulin or a home doctors raised their families and treated patients in, there is so much to learn when we look at history specifically through a medical/scientific lens.
These historic places have many stories to engage all types of visitors, but also history that intersects between science, technology, and medicine. Explore the places listed below to learn more about the rich medical history that exists in Canada and the contributions these historical figures and sites have to their respective fields and communities.
The photo above is curtesy of the Aurora Historical Society and is of one of the many doctor’s bags a part of their collection at Hillary House.
From 1862, Hillary House is known for its Gothic Revival Architecture and medical history
Creativity and innovation inspired the original owners of Colborne Lodge, John and Jemima ...
The Birthplace of Insulin
See where seven generations of the Jones family chose to call home and immerse yourself in
Fredericton, New Brunswick
The Crocket House is the home of Gallery 78 on Queen St. Fredericton, N.B. it has a rich history including the home of a 1789 log cabin, the Crocket family, N.B. Travel Bureau offices and now Gallery 78.
Daniel's Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador
Home to outport Nurse Myra Bennett for 68 Years
Saint John, New Brunswick
Built in 1891 for Dr. Walker W. White, physician and long term mayor of Saint John. The architect was John T.C. McKeen.
The birthplace of Dr. Bethune, a medical pioneer and advocate for universal health care.
McCrae House is the birthplace of Lt. Col. John McCrae (1872-1918).
Saint John, New Brunswick
The Bonnell Dental Infirmary is designated a Local Historic Place for its architecture and for its association with physicians and dentists.
Powell River, British Columbia
Historic House and Heritage Society located in Powell River's National Historic District!
Aurora, Ontario to
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.
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.
Halifax, Nova Scotia to Middle Sackville, Nova Scotia 9 places
The geography of Black urban Halifax and Windsor encompassing the waves of Black migration
The Hidden Black Cityscape
Saint Marys Parish to New Brunswick 15 places
Explore Fredericton’s early Black history. Often missing from the modern cityscape.