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Come take a cross-country journey and explore some of the amazing experiences you can enjoy at national historic sites. With Canada 150 and 100 years of national historic sites both being celebrated in 2017, this is the perfect time to discover more about Canada's history.
For one magical night under the northern lights, enjoy a unique culinary experience amid secluded ruins. Catch a glimpse of the rugged life of eighteenth-century Indigenous trappers who traded with the Hudson’s Bay Company.
Step out of the fresh sea air and into the winter market in this former fish-processing plant. Today, it contains much more than canned fish as local artisans offer an astonishing range of exclusive wares.
What happened to the Franklin expedition? These sunken ships may hold the answer. Play detective at the Nattilik Heritage Centre in Gjoa Haven, Nunavut, as you study the clues from Inuit oral tradition and the latest underwater archaeology.
Each new day in Canada begins with the sunrise here, the most easterly point in North America. As dawn breaks, spare a thought for eight generations of the Cantwell family, who served as lighthouse keepers for more than 150 years.
Millions of immigrants passed through this quarantine station in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Thousands succumbed to disease before reaching their destination, but most continued on to build a new life in Canada.
Smoke and thunder greet you at this historic hub of law and order where staff dressed as members of the North West Mounted Police (today the Royal Canadian Mounted Police) re-enact life at a nineteenth-century outpost on the Canadian Prairies.
Taking a selfie with your guide in their Victorian finery might make you feel underdressed. But it’s all part of the fun on your historic tour of a place with many tales to tell about the making of Canada.
Hoisted by strong winds from the Northumberland Strait, something colourful dances over the walls of this 1750s fort. Here at this strategic position high atop a ridge, children of all ages can let their imaginations soar… just like their kites!
Step inside the cabin of poet Robert Service, the “Bard of the Yukon,” whose presence can still be felt here. His poetry captivates the imagination as it evokes the northern drama of the gold rush.
Since time immemorial, the elders of Grizzly Bear Mountain and Scented Grass Hills have shared stories about the land, animals and their traditions. Come and experience this sacred place which is as alive as ever.