Canada Historic Places Day encourages Canadians to visit historic places close to home

Ottawa, Ont., June 26, 2017 – In partnership with Parks Canada, the National Trust for Canada is promoting Canada Historic Places Day on July 8, 2017, a national celebration to encourage Canadians to visit historic places close to home.

Historic places across Canada are joining the celebration by registering as official participating sites. In doing so, these historic places receive national exposure on and access to resources to help them organize successful Canada Historic Places Day events to bolster their number of visitors that day.

“Twenty-seventeen is a milestone year, and heritage places are touchstones with our past that offer authentic experiences, learning and fun,” says Natalie Bull, Executive Director of the National Trust for Canada. “Canada Historic Places Day is a great new opportunity for sites of all types and sizes to get on board and attract new audiences.”

Through an Instagram selfie contest, one visitor and the historic place they visited will win a cash prize ($1,500 and $1,000, respectively).

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