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
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.