Posthaste! Exploring the Canadian Mail
Carbonear, Newfoundland and Labrador
The Old Carbonear Post Office is considered to be one of the finest and best preserved example of the Second Empire construction style. The Post Office was built in 1905 to replace a larger one that burned down in 1904. Over the years the building served as a post office, customs house, welfare office, a bank, telegraph office, craft shop and artist’s studio. It is now home to the Carbonear Heritage Society office and archive.
Grand Manan, New Brunswick
The Postoffice is a classic 1938 Government building that sits oceanside in North Head on the island of Grand Manan. It hosts a number of small businesses including Postoffice Pizza and The Exchange.
Toronto’s First Post Office is a historic post office, National Historic Site, and Museum. It is the oldest purpose-built post office in Canada that functioned as a department of the British Royal Mail, and the only surviving example.
Oakville’s first post office was built in 1835 and William Chisholm served as the first postmaster. The building originally stood on the southwest corner of Colborne (Lakeshore Road) and Navy Street. Through the efforts of William Chisholm’s great-granddaughter, Hazel Chisholm Hart Mathews, the building was moved to Lakeside Park in 1952 where it became Oakville’s first museum.
Ross House is one of the oldest homes in Winnipeg, and it served as the first official Post Office in Western Canada. It was built in 1854 for William and Jemima Ross, members of a prominent Métis family in the Red River Settlement.
Richmond, British Columbia
Discover the people and the moments that shaped Steveston Village. Explore the Museum, Post Office, and Visitor Center.
Carbonear, Newfoundland and Labrador to Richmond, British Columbia
TV shows filmed at historic places across Canada
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia to Richmond, British Columbia 5 places
The film and television industry love using historic places as part of their sets for their cinematic creations because historic places tell stories, and they create a nostalgic backdrop for modern stories. Next time you watch your favourite shows, you might just catch a glimpse of a quaint historic fishing village in Nova Scotia or spy a […]
All Aboard! Awesome locations for Transportation and Architecture enthusiasts of all ages
Toronto, Ontario to Stirling, Alberta 13 places
For lovers of transit, transportation, and the industrial/scientific revolution.
Banff, Alberta to Rycroft, Alberta 5 places
Dunvegan Provincial Park is a great place to camp & tour the historical trading post!
My Hopeful list!
Chambly, Québec to Vancouver, British Columbia 7 places
A mix of places I have seen and enjoyed and beautiful settings I hope to visit!