Visit Ontario’s Historic Places with Canoo
New to Canada? With Canoo, a project by the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, any Canadian (18+) who received their citizenship within the last 12 months (365 days), or permanent resident within the first 5 years of receiving permanent residence status can gain free VIP access to over 1,400 of our country’s most exciting cultural and outdoor experiences.
Among countless experiences, Canoo users can take advantage of free admission to many of the sites participating in Historic Places Days this year. Discover some of these sites within the province of Ontario through the list below and start planning your visits today!
A soldier standing guard with the parade square and Hough House in the background
Built in 1816, this stately Regency style
Walk where Canada’s earliest inhabitants did and imagine the Attiwandaron longhouses
19th-century British military fortress
The fortifications consist of five separate 19th-century military installations
Dining table decorated for Thanksgiving at Woodside National Historic Site
Merrickville Blockhouse National Historic Site of Canada was formally recognized in 1939.
The Bois Blanc Lighthouse is no longer in service.
Casa Loma is one of North America’s most enchanting tourist attractions.
Former residence of two of Canada’s most important Prime Ministers.
The Birthplace of Insulin
Smiths Falls, Ontario
The Rideau Canal is North America’s best-preserved “slackwater” canal
The birthplace of Dr. Bethune, a medical pioneer and advocate for universal health care.
The home of the first Prime Minister, sir John A. Macdonald, from 1848 to 1849.
Amherstburg, Ontario to Hamilton, Ontario
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