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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Penticton Museum & Archives

Penticton, British Columbia
Explore the unique world of the South Okanagan beyond its famous ‘beaches and peaches’.
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Shogomoc Railway Museum

Florenceville-Bristol, New Brunswick
Enjoy an interactive guided tour of a 1914 CPR Railway Station. You’ll hear stories from…
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Whitehern Historic House & Garden NHS

Hamilton, Ontario
Built in 1848 -McQuesten family home for three generations, from 1852-1968
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Backhouse Historic Site – Backus Heritage Conservation Area

Port Rowan, Ontario
1798 Grist Mill and Backhouse Historic Site within Backus Heritage Conservation Area
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Events To Enjoy

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Keewatin’s 113th Birthday

S.S. Keewatin

4 July, 2020 | 11:00

Community Awareness Week Tour Season Opening Weekend

Her Majesty's Royal Chapel of the Mohawk

16 May, 2020 | 10:00-16:00

Historic Places Day

Her Majesty's Royal Chapel of the Mohawk

4 July, 2020 | 10:00-12:00

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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