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Six Passport Places You Didn’t Know Existed In the Greater Toronto Area

The GTA’s hustle and bustle is home to many hidden gems that illustrate its diversity and long, rich history. Unexpected…

The Accidental Find That Jump-Started a Museum

Nestled in an isolated narrow valley surrounded by high mountains, Sunshine Valley holds a story of resilience. Upon Canada’s declaration…

A Historic Jewel in the Woods

Her Majesty’s Royal Chapel of the Mohawks is a charming chapel in Brantford, Ontario. Managed by Six Nations Tourism, the…

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National Indigenous Peoples Day in Five Passport Places

National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrates the culture and contributions of the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples of Canada. It…

All Aboard for National Train Day at Five Passport Places!

Canada’s enduring reliance on the railway officially started with great fanfare on July 21, 1836, when the Champlain and Saint…

Explore Canada’s Immigration Stories with Six Passport Places

For centuries, Canada’s vast landscape has welcomed immigrants from every corner of the globe. Immigrants have and continue to contribute…

Black History at 5 National Trusts

February is Black History month in Canada, and across the country Canadians are sharing the stories of black community builders,…

Five Passport Places celebrating the holidays differently this year

Need some holiday cheer? Read on for some holiday events hosted at Passport Places in Canada. From classic Victorian Christmases…

Staff Picks: 8 Historic Homes We Love

Every home has a story to tell. Besides telling Canada’s collective story, historic homes serve as settings where our individual…

The Legacy of Labour and Industry in 5 Historic Places

Canada has a rich history of labour and industry, with stories of towns being built by the industry that began…

Featuring 5 Canadian Lighthouses to Inspire Your Social Distancing

Friday August 7th is National Lighthouse Day, and with over 350 historic lighthouses in Canada, it is easy to see why they should be celebrated….

Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site – BC’s “Monster Cannery” Still Brimming with Stories

Once the leading salmon cannery in British Columbia, the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site of Canada, in continuous…

Heritage in Bloom – A spring tour of Canada’s historic gardens

Spring has finally arrived, and spirit-lifting flowers are back in bloom in most Canadian communities. While self-isolation measures mean you…

The Diversity Decade: How Heritage Is Spanning Differences in 2020

In January of 2020, without fanfare, the National Trust for England, Wales and Northern Ireland made a subtle change to…

The Colony of Avalon Shares Stories of Canada from Before the Country We Now Know Existed

About an hour’s drive south of Newfoundland’s capital, St. John’s, is the Town of Ferryland. It’s a quiet, coastal community…

5 virtual tours you don’t want to miss

Are you yearning to be back outside visiting historic sites in person? Here are some beautiful virtual tours to keep your…

Experience historic places at home

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic most historic places are temporarily closed to the public. Many of us are…

5 examples exhibiting the vitality of the French language in Canada

Every year, on March 20th, the world celebrates International Francophonie Day. Following the celebrations that took place last month, we…

Exploring the Black Canadian Legacy through Heritage Places

February is Black History Month and this presents an extraordinary opportunity to explore the legacy of Black Canadians through heritage…

5 Historic Places With a Soft Spot for Romance

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, we’ve been on the hunt for sweet love stories in historic places – and…

Inspiring Getaways at National Trust Locations Abroad

As you start planning for the holiday season and the new year, consider taking advantage of your National Trust membership…

Historic sites use Halloween and ghost stories to attract visitors

Fulford Place in Brockville, Ontario offers a rare glimpse of the luxurious lifestyle of another era.  Built in 1899-1901, it…

Doukhobor Dugout National Historic Site celebrates immigration to Canada 120 years later

Four days each July, dozens of Canadians gather by a cave at the side of the North Saskatchewan River. Donning…

Walking Winnipeg’s Past – 6,000 Years in Eight Sites

The grain trade, labour strikes, and extraordinary architecture: three things for which Winnipeg is known today. However, the city’s history…

Burlington’s Joseph Brant Museum Transformation

Thirty years of planning and $11.4 million dollars later, the Joseph Brant Museum in Burlington, Ontario, is finally ready to…

Summer Sodas at the Spadina Museum

What do dandelions, ginger, and birch bark have in common? The Spadina Museum has the answer. Each one of these…

8 Historically Significant Spots for Picnics This Summer

Urban heat island getting you down? Take a break from the concrete jungle at one of these historically significant picnicking…

5 Ice Cream Shops with a Story

Looking for a refreshment after a long summer day? Enjoy a good ice cream cone and some heritage character at one…

Cultural UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Canada

As of July 2019, Canada is celebrating a new cultural UNESCO World Heritage sites in Canada – Writing-on-Stone/Áísínai’pi, located in…

10 Family-Friendly Historic Places To Visit This Summer

Got little ones tagging along for the weekend? Get em’ hooked on heritage while they’re young. Historic sites are a…

7 history-infused date ideas for Valentine’s Day and beyond

Can you marry your love for history with the love of your life? We think so. Combine your two loves…

Staff Picks: 9 Historic Places That Say “Winter Holidays”

Every historic place has a story to tell. Besides telling Canada’s collective story, some historic places serve as settings where…

Rebirth of the Rideau’s ‘Grand Old Dame’

It is one thing to restore a historic resort and preserve its Canadiana feel. But it is quite another to…

Brewed in Heritage

Craft breweries are popping up across Canada at a record pace. Many are located in historic buildings and have become…

10 Movies Filmed at Canadian Historic Places

Get in the movie-watching mood with this list of 10 movies that were filmed at a Canadian historic place. Why…

The McAdam Train Station, a Place for People

Built in 1900 using locally quarried granite, with extensive additions in 1910-11, this large, impressive building (87 by 14 metres)…