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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…

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…

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…

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…

Shawn McCarthy Enacts His Site’s Story

Shawn McCarthy never imagined he would be working for 20 years with Friends of Beaubears Island, a non-profit historical organization in Miramichi, New…

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 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…

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…

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…