National Historic Sites

Barkerville

The first gold rush in British Columbia Barkerville was the capital of the Cariboo gold rush in British Columbia and is now a historic city to visit. Barkerville is located north of the Cariboo Plateau,…

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Château Frontenac

Hotel & fairytale castle Known as Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, Château Frontenac is a large hotel located in Québec City, the capital of the province of Quebec. The lofty and stunning building was named the…


Dredge no. 4 – Dawson City

Gold prospecting made easy Not long after gold was found in Klondike and the gold rush set in, dredgers were brought to the Yukon or later built there. One of the two dozen water dredgers…


Fort Erie

Fort Erie was the first British fort to be built as part of building a military network after the Seven Years War. The fort is located on the southern edge of the city of Erie,…


Fortress of Louisbourg

The Fortress Louisbourg The fortress of Louisbourg is an incomplete reconstruction of an 18th-century French fortress in Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, as a reminder of the battles that Canadian soldiers waged so that Canada today may…


Halifax Citadel

The Halifax Citadel – the untouched fortress Since the founding of Halifax in 1749 until the 19th century, the city has been one of the four most important naval bases in the British kingdom. To…


Lunenburg old town

The historic beauty of Lunenburg Lunenburg is a Canadian port city located on the south coast of Nova Scotia. The historic old town was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995. This step was…


Rideau Canal

The Rideau Canal – the oldest canal system in North America The Rideau Canal, also known as the Rideau Waterway, connects the Canadian capital of Ottawa, located in the province of Ontario, with Kingston, also…


Signal Hill – St John’s

Signal Hill is a well-known hill overlooking the beautiful downtown of St. John’s in Newfoundland & Labrador. Due to its convenient location, Signal Hill has been used since the 17th century as a base for…