Canada's participation in the First World War (1914-1918) and the Second World War (1939-1945) touched every community in this country. Parks Canada invites Canadians to join us in commemorating individuals from all walks of life who made unique contributions to the war effort. During these global conflicts, civilians and those in the armed forces played a crucial role in protecting and building their communities and thus Canada as a whole. Get to know the remarkable stories of these Hometown Heroes, honour their memory and express your gratitude for their service by visiting Parks Canada's National Historic Sites, National Parks, and National Marine Conservation Areas.
We Will Remember Them...
2017 World War anniversaries
In 2017, the Government of Canada recognizes the centennials of the battles of Vimy Ridge and Passchendaele, as well as the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid, significant events which have touched the lives of many Canadians and left a lasting legacy in the history of our country. .
Hometown heroes at Parks Canada places
- Lachine Canal National Historic Site
- Signal Hill National Historic Site
- Waterton Lakes National Park
- Carleton Martello Tower National Historic Site
- Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
- Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site
- Fort Beauséjour – Fort Cumberland National Historic Site
- Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site
- Bethune Memorial House National Historic Site
- Fort Wellington National Historic Site
- St. Andrews Blockhouse National Historic Site