VisitExperience the history

On July 6, 2019, we invite you to time travel by visiting historic places across Canada. More than 400 sites are waiting to be discovered − find one near you. Every place, a story: choose yours.

WinCheck our contests & giveaways

Participate and win prizes! We have two contests for #HistoricPlacesDay – check our Contests page to get involved!

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 2019, register today.

Places To Explore

Choose a historic site below to discover more details or view all our places.

Alberta Aviation Museum

Edmonton, Alberta
For more than 80 years, Edmonton’s Blatchford Field was the center of a bustling aviatio…
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Point Prim Lighthouse

Belfast, Prince Edward Island
Built in 1845, the Point Prim lighthouse is the first and oldest lighthouse on Prince Edwa…
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Stone Jug

Carbonear, Newfoundland and Labrador
Historical Stone Jug rebuilt in 1860 currently Restaurant, Pub & Theater
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Cape Race Lighthouse

Cape Race, Newfoundland and Labrador
Cape Race is where the Titanic distress signal was received.
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Events To Enjoy

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Field to Flour

Backhouse Historic Site - Backus Heritage Conservation Area

27 July, 2019 | 11am - 4:30pm

Pirates of Long Point – An Erie Melodrama

Backhouse Historic Site - Backus Heritage Conservation Area

10 August, 2019 | 2pm and 7:30pm

War of 1812 Reenactment

Backhouse Historic Site - Backus Heritage Conservation Area

7 September, 2019 | 11am - 4:30pm

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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