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2016 Historic Anniversaries

Visitors and guides walk through Fort Malden at dusk with lanterns
The past is never far. Step into history at Canada’s National Historic Sites.
© Parks Canada, Scott Munn

Canada is nearing its 150th birthday in 2017. This is a great opportunity to look ahead to the future of our country, who we want to be and what we want to accomplish.

In 2016, Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Canada’s first French Canadian prime minister, and women winning the right to vote, reach important anniversaries. Learn more about these history makers which have left their mark on the Canada we know today.


175th Anniversary of the Birth of Sir Wilfrid Laurier (1841-1919)
Step into Laurier's world with special programming at two impressive historic sites.



Votes for Women: A Historic Milestone on the Path to Equal Rights, 1916-2016
Many women fought relentlessly for equal rights and improving the plight of their fellow Canadians.



2016 World War Anniversaries
The First and Second World Wars have touched the lives of many Canadians and left a lasting legacy in the history of our country.



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