Do you have a favourite Canadian historic place?
Submit a photograph you took of a historic place and what it means to you to be entered to win one of 50 prizes from VIA Rail, National Geographic, The Walrus, and more!
The contest starts on July 4th and runs till July 31st, 2020. We will begin drawing prizes on July 13th.
We were lucky to call the following organizations our prize sponsors for #HistoricPlacesDay 2020.
Previous Contest Entries
Thanks to all who shared their stories in 2019. These are just a few of the many contributions that show how historic places touch our lives in diverse ways.
“Shortly after my grandmother passed away, we discovered a letter in her possession informing her that the Hurtubise House, once owned by her ancestors, was now a heritage site. I immediately knew I had to see it and learn all about it. The land, now in Montreal’s wealthy Westmount community, was bought in 1739. it is an honour to me that the Canadian heritage of Quebec has decided to make this small piece of my family history accessible to everyone!”
– Melissa, Ottawa, ON
“This site represents over 13,000 years (or time immemorial) of Indigenous occupation in New Brunswick (Quebec and Maine, USA, too). The Wolastoq (Saint John) River extends over 700 km and includes a very large watershed with wetlands, creeks, estuaries, falls, rapids and lakes.
Thousands of archaeological sites created by the Wolastoqiyik and their ancestors line this watershed, reminding us that there is much more history along the ‘Beautiful River’ than the few hundred years represented with the arrival of Europeans in the 1600s.”
– Jason, Fredericton, NB
“All Nova Scotia lighthouses are special to me, but this one in particular is a success story because of the care and attention it has received from the community and municipal council. It is in sound condition, and a joy to tour, as it features stories and folklore in various mediums throughout the building. My kids and I love to stop here and enjoy the views and snacks from the lantern.”
– Marieke, Port Medway, NS