For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved exploring historic sites and off the beaten path locations. My family and I enjoy returning to favourite places each year but also relish the research and planning that go into a journey to a brand new destination. In my younger years, I often traveled alone and now try to share my past experiences with my husband and children as we return to places I haven’t seen for decades, but with different eyes. Whether we are across the country or in our own neighbourhood, adventure awaits!
Victoria, British Columbia
Fort Rodd Hill is part of a complex system of Victoria Esquimalt fortifications
Victoria, British Columbia
It helped guide mariners to Esquimalt Harbour, and the base for the Royal Navy.
St. Andrews, MB
Fort that was Hudson’s Bay Company's home and a hub for First Nations trappers.
The Banff Park Museum is the oldest natural history museum in western Canada.
The Batoche and St. Laurent areas were home to approximately 1,200 settlers.
Constructed by skilled local craftsmen with logs hewn from the nearby trees, and local sto...
Experience life with James Morrow Walsh and his NWMP troops in the 1870s. Barter for buffa
Hear prairie songbirds sing and smell the sweet hay as you help feed the horses. Re-connec
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
An incredible historic library filled with marble staircases, stained glass rotunda.
Fort Gibraltar was a North West Company fur trade fort originally built in 1810.
At the place where generations of people have met for 6,000 years or more.
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
The Old Town Lunenburg Historic District was designated a national historic site in 1991 b...
Step through Louisbourg’s fortress walls and time-warp back to the 1700s.
Explore the life of Louis Riel and his struggle to protect the Métis.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada’s 6th national museum shares the ongoing story of immigration to Canada.
Fort MacLeod, Alberta
UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE, INDIGENOUS ATTRACTION
Saint Lunaire-Griquet, Newfoundland and Labrador
L’Anse aux Meadows is the first known European settlement in North America.
Victoria, British Columbia to Saint Lunaire-Griquet, Newfoundland and Labrador
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!