VisitExperience the history

On July 4, 2020, we invite you to time travel by visiting historic places across Canada. More than 550 sites are waiting to be discovered − find one near you. Every place, a story: choose yours.

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ShowRegister a historic place

Participating sites receive national exposure and access to resources for organizing events and attracting new audiences. If you own or operate a historic site and are interested in participating in 2020, register today.

Places To Explore

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Pimachiowin Aki World Heritage Site

Manitoba & Ontario
Located at the heart of Canada’s boreal forest, Pimachiowin Aki is one of the world’s …
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St. Andrews Heritage Centre

Saint Andrews, Manitoba
Built in 1854 for the minister of St. Andrews Church, its now a national historic site.
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Claybank Brick Plant National Historic Site

Avonlea, Saskatchewan
The Claybank Brick Plant Site is a unique example of the early industrialism in Western Ca…
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The Small Arms Inspection Building (SAIB)

Mississauga, Ontario
The Small Arms Inspection Building (SAIB) is a historic, multi-purpose building.
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Events To Enjoy

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War of 1812 Reenactment

Backhouse Historic Site - Backus Heritage Conservation Area

7 September, 2019 | 11am - 4:30pm

Backus Masquerade Ball – The Magic Realm

Backhouse Historic Site - Backus Heritage Conservation Area

26 October, 2019 | 10:30 am - 10 pm

Ride Finale

Sir Fredrick W G Haultain Law Office

25 August, 2019 | 10 am to 4 pm

Latest Blog Post

8 July, 2019  | Articles

Canada Historic Places Day saw thousands of Canadians exploring heritage at more than 550 participating sites coast to coast to coast. The nation-wide day of celebration spread awareness for local sites and gave guests the opportunity to engage with history and share their personal stories. Sites got creative with special programming, including hikes, expert guests […]

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