Historic wooden lighthouse on Grand Manan Island in the Bay of Fundy built in 1859 and first lit July 7, 1860, Swallow Tail is still an active aid to navigation (light and fog horn). The lighthouse was built in response to the tragic shipwreck of the Lord Ashburton in 1857.
The Places of Next Great Save
Duncan, British Columbia
The former Canadian Pacific Railway Station (VIA Rail) is a two-storey, wooden railway station with a station agent’s living quarters above, built in 1912. It is located in the city of Duncan, in British Columbia. The formal recognition is confined to the railway station building itself.
This house is one of 3 remaining original structures that pre-date the moving of several villages (Iroquois, Morrisburg) and the loss of others in what is now South Dundas Township. The structure sits on the original foundation build around 1815 on the property granted to United Empire Loyalist Michael Carman. This became the home of six generations of the Carman family and was gifted by Michael to his grand-daughter for her wedding to John Forward.
Hope, British Columbia
Built in 1916, Hope Station is the last surviving example in Canada of a Class 2 station designed by architect John Schofield. Over time, it has seen several lives and has been a place of memory.
Prince Edward, Ontario
The Hudgin Log House, a designated Heritage building since 2011, is a small story and a half building on the Hudgin-Rose Nature Reserve in South Marysburgh. The House was built in 1861 and was the home of Moses Hudgin and his wife Ann Mouck.
Meteghan, Nova Scotia
La Vieille Maison a été construite en 1796. D’après les résultats des recherches de William C. Wonders publiées en 1979, elle est l’exemple le mieux préservé des habitations que les Acadiens ont construites au Canada après l’exil. En 1958, Adolphe Robicheau en a fait un musée consacré au retour des Acadiens.
Rossland, British Columbia
Rossland is an historic gold mining town perched high in the Monashee Mountains above the Columbia River in BC’s interior. The hall opened in 1904, shortly after a fierce miners’ strike. It was built as a training facility for the Rocky Mountain Rangers militia, and its presence strengthened Canadian government visibility in the region as American miners and investors flocked to the mines.
Saint John, New Brunswick
Stone Church is a National Historical Site due to its unique architecture and is the oldest church in the city of Saint John.
Grand Manan, New Brunswick
Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, Ontario
After opening in 1882 – 35 years after the Mississaugas moved from their ancestral home along the banks of the Credit River to their present home bordered by Six Nations – the council house became a gathering point for band members.
Always serving as the heart of the community, the Old Council House has doubled as a community centre, schoolhouse, concert hall, and even a factory to make burlap upholstery for car seats – manufacturing equipment was pushed aside for council meetings.
Abbotsford, British Columbia
Turner House is a small attic storeyed timber framed board and batten cottage, built by Royal Engineer George Turner in the 1870s; The building has since been relocated to Clayburn Village, near the site of the first brickworks.
Duncan, British Columbia to Abbotsford, British Columbia
Atlantic Canada’s Hidden Histories
Shelburne, Nova Scotia to Fredericton, New Brunswick 40 places
geocaches that demonstrate the rich, diverse histories of Atlantic Canada.
Cardigan, Prince Edward Island to Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island 4 places
The surprising Black history of Prince Edward Island.
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.
Halifax, Nova Scotia to Middle Sackville, Nova Scotia 9 places
The geography of Black urban Halifax and Windsor encompassing the waves of Black migration