Designed by a French engineer, a half-mile-long Grand Trunk Pacific Railway (GTPR) bridge is the longest bridge in BC. It was completed in 1914. It’s an expensive city and industry scene, ever-changing with the season, fluctuating river levels and ice with the grassy, treed island midstream. It is a popular place for locals to hang […]
A delightful place to walk around and learn about authentic trains and equipment; this is a must-see for train enthusiasts. The displays here are nicely laid and well maintained. They also offer an interesting reading about the history of the railway network through BC. All the rails cars are fully accessible so that you can […]
Huble Homestead is a heritage site located at the base of the historic Giscome Portage. Originally a homestead and fur trading post, the site has been restored to its 1915 condition is open to the public every day. Photo: hublehomestead.ca
Welcome to Backus-Page House Museum operated by the Tyrconnell Heritage Society, situated in picturesque John E. Pearce Provincial Park, just south of Wallacetown, Ontario. We are in the heart of the Talbot Settlement, on the shores of Lake Erie. Enjoy the Spicer Trail, heritage gardens, historic barn, outbuildings, and our 1850’s Georgian style house museum. […]
The Royal Tyrrell Museum is Canada’s only Museum dedicated exclusively to the science of paleontology. In addition to featuring one of the world’s largest displays of dinosaurs, the museum offers a wide variety of creative, fun, and educational programs that bring the prehistoric past to life. Photo: Carolyn Miaral
Built in 1903 and dignified with heritage status for being the oldest park facility in the Canadian National Park system, the Banff Park Museum is also the oldest natural history museum in western Canada. Located on Banff Avenue in the heart of the town of Banff, the Museum – a.k.a. the “University of the Hills” […]
Visit the Cave and Basin National Historic Site to experience the birthplace of Canada’s national parks and learn about the natural and cultural history of the mountains. Discover the hot water that seeps from the rocks, smell the minerals and explore the trails. Cave and Basin has been a special place for Indigenous peoples for […]
The oil crazed Fort McMurray lies in the middle of the Athabasca Oil Sands. The town is the heart of Canadian oil production. When the price of oil increased in 2003, the population of Fort McMurray nearly doubled from 34,000 to 66,573. Photo: https://canadianimmigrant.ca/settlement/living-in-fort-mcmurray-alberta
The Oil Sands Discovery Centre is a great place for fun and learning about Alberta’s top trade. A must-see first stop on your way into town to learn the rich history of the prairie oil sands. Amazing interactive and hands-on displays that are great for kids or the kids inside us all. Dinosaur fossils, giant […]
In Heritage village, you can explore the old buildings and heritage of Fort McMurray’s fur trapping days. Heritage Village preserves Fort McMurray and the region’s past. Photo: https://explorewoodbuffalo.ca/
Heritage Shipyard allows you to run freely while exploring historic vessels and two train cars. For decades, Fort McMurray was a transportation hub. In the spring, rail cars would arrive to unload their wares, which were then transferred to ships that travelled up the Athabasca River, distributing goods to remote communities as far north as […]
Given its past riches of easily accessible natural gas deposits, Medicine Hat has a nickname “The Gas City”. It is the only municipality in the province to own, drill and produce natural gas from its own reserves. Canada’s largest Bitcoin mine is also located in Medicine Hat.
Virtual reality, Flight Simulators, and history all in one place. Nanton’s Bomber Command Museum allows you to take a look at the Royal Canadian Air Force history, with warplanes like the Supermarine Spitfire. The museum makes learning fun for all ages and all walks of life. Photos: Tony Hisgett, Wikimedia Commons
There is nothing that says prairie province more than the amazing sight of historic grain elevators. With deep connections to the Canadian Pacific Railway and the story of how one small town rallied together to save this historic landmark, it makes this site a must-stop location for all travellers. The Canadian Grain Elevator Discovery Centre […]
The 100-year-old property is filled with beautiful gardens, the original homestead, and scenery sure to bring the photographer out of everyone. The land originally belonged to the former secretary of two prime ministers, Dr. Jim Coutts who loved the west so much he made it his wish for all to see the beauty he did […]
What was once a one-room schoolhouse in 1906 is now a popular destination for all those travelling Alberta. Repurposed as Nanton’s Visitor information center it is the place to stop for a glimpse into the history of the past and for your events of the future. Photo: www.travelalberta.com
Be sure to stop by at the Ashern Pioneer Museum for a history lesson about the Ashern area. The museum includes Ashern’s first church, Darin school, Hoffman log house, a post office, and Siglunes municipal building. The museum also hosts a mini Threshermen’s Reunion in September. Be sure to stop by at the right time […]
In 1982 the National Board film The Pedlar was shot in Ashern. The Pedlar is a dramatic film based on the short story by W.D. Valgardson, A Place of One’s Own. Tired of the rootless, lonely existence of a travelling merchant, a man searches for a place to settle down, and someone to share his […]
National Historic Site The astonishing Prince of Wales Fort was built 250 years ago on the bare, windswept coast of Hudson Bay. Get a real sense of a fur trader’s life in the subarctic at this massive stone outpost. Hop on a boat to the fort.
The American composer Meredith Willson wrote his well-known song “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” while staying in Yarmouth’s Grand Hotel. In 1894 the original Grand Hotel opened on the east side of Yarmouth’s Main Street, just northeast of what today is called Frost Park. Unfortunately, the original building has not survived. You […]
The Charles C. Richards House Historic Bed and Breakfast was built in 1893 in the Queen Anne Revival Style as a private home for the President of the Minards Liniment Company. One of two brick mansions ever built in the Province of Nova Scotia, this awards winning restoration honours its late Victorian architecture while its […]
Colchester Historeum is a museum and archives preserving thousands of records, documents, publications and photos. The Historeum offers an array of programs and maintains a collection of artifacts that depict the settling of the region to the present day.
The Roseland Theatre is a landmark theatre in New Glasgow. Its history is connected with Viola Desmond, civil-rights pioneer, the face of Canada’s $10 bill.⠀ In 1946 Viola challenged racial discrimination at a cinema in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia by refusing to leave a whites-only section of the Roseland Theatre. She was arrested, jailed overnight […]
James W. Carmichael, the wealthy and prominent shipbuilder, built the house as a wedding gift for his son James M. Carmichael. James M.’s daughter, who inherited the house, died childlessly and so the house was left to the town. Situated on the tree-lined Temperance Street in the heart of New Glasgow, sits one of Pictou […]
National Historic District Lunenburg is the best surviving example of a planned British colonial settlement in North America. Established in 1753, it has retained its original layout and overall appearance, based on a rectangular grid pattern drawn up in the home country. Photo: Alex Shprintsen, Toronto Photo: Taxiarchos228, Wikimedia Commons The inhabitants have managed […]
The Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic provides the ultimate waterfront experience. While at the Museum, you experience life in a fishing community and discover, up close, life at sea. Explore our living fish exhibit and wharf-side vessels. Make your way to the Ice House Theatre, where films are shown throughout the day.
History of the Halifax & Southwestern Railway along Nova Scotia’s South Shore with pictures, artifacts and a giant model railroad of the line.
The museum is housed in the old courthouse which was built in 1903 and served as Kings County’s seat of justice for more than seventy-five years. The building was purchased by the Kings Historical Society in 1980 and has been operated as a museum ever since. The original courtroom and furnishings continue to be maintained […]
The area is known as New Iceland. The New Iceland Heritage museum aims at the preservation of the history and art of the large population from Iceland who has migrated to the Interlake region of Manitoba. This area was managed by the Icelanders as their colony from 1875 to 1881. The museum is located at […]
Historic Site of Manitoba Camp Morton is a provincial park located on the west shore of Lake Winnipeg and is 6km north of Gimli. The park is named after Monsignor Thomas W. Morton who developed the area in 1920 as a summer camp for orphaned and underprivileged children. Monsignor Morton had come from England in […]