Shannon’s Visit List
The 1000 Islands History Museum is located in Gananoque, Ontario.
The ByWard Market is a vibrant neighbourhood in the heart of downtown Ottawa. One of Ottaw...
- Even if the power goes out here in the bunker these rotary phones can be used! Many home phones during the Cold War just needed a phone line connection.
- In North America, only 1.5% of the population had home fallout shelters. This is well below what pop culture told us at the time
- The most powerful air raid siren built for the Cold War was 12 feet long, used a 180 horse power engine and could turn fog into rain.
The Hudson’s Bay Company Factor’s House is the second oldest fur trade building on its original site in Alberta!
The North West Company established Fort Dunvegan as a fur trading post in 1805 – 100 years before Alberta became a province!
Local legend, Henry “Twelve Foot” Davis set up an independent fur trade post in 1865 across the river from Fort Dunvegan.
The Peace River valley that Dunvegan is located in has the characteristics of two different climate zones – the south side of the valley is temperate with lots of trees and greenery, while the north side is arid with short grasses and cacti.
Gain insights on backcountry exploring, hiking trails, camping, paddling, and more.
The fortifications consist of five separate 19th-century military installations
Merrickville Blockhouse National Historic Site of Canada was formally recognized in 1939.
Smiths Falls, Ontario
The RMEO is the premier hands-on railway experience in a CNoR Station.
Before electrical power, it was commonplace for rural villages to spring up around rivers ...
Gananoque, Ontario to Spencerville, Ontario
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.