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.


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Aurora, Ontario to Peterborough, Ontario

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Fort Edmonton Park

Edmonton, Alberta 1 place
Your Story Fits at Fort Edmonton Park
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Explore Doukhobor Culture!

Castlegar, British Columbia to Leask, Saskatchewan 3 places
Experience traditional Doukhobor village life, and try some Doukhobor food!
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The Hidden Black Cityscape

Saint Marys Parish to Fredericton, New Brunswick 6 places
Explore Fredericton’s early Black history. Often missing from the modern cityscape.
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Blacks of the Lower Saint John River Valley

St. Andrews, New Brunswick to Beaver Harbour, New Brunswick 2 places
In 1792 Black Loyalist started arriving in large numbers, but Blacks had been here before.
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