Celebrate

As Canadians, we are lucky to have a rich and diverse heritage to celebrate and there are so many ways we can all celebrate heritage.

Canada Historic Places Day

Historic places tell us the stories that brought Canada to life, teach us about our heritage in a way history class can’t, and can give us a sense of collective identity.

On July 7, thousands of Canadians will join the national celebration during the second annual Canada Historic Places Day by visiting historic places around the country and discovering cultural, Indigenous, and social history.

Will you? Discover historic places near you at www.historicplacesday.ca

Do you own or operate a historic site?
Register your historic place at historicplacesday.ca today! 

This project is made possible in part with support from Parks Canada Agency.

Heritage Week

Join the National Trust in celebrating Heritage Week from February 19-25, 2018. This year’s theme is Heritage Stands the Test of Time.

There is so much to celebrate:

  • Our collective history is told in our languages and our music, in photographs, maps and documents, in regalia, objects and traditions – so many treasures passed down through history to the present day.  Learn more about the tangible and intangible heritage of Canada’s Indigenous peoples, of the many cultures that came after, and of our new Canadians.  Visit museums, historic sites and cultural centres that help preserve and share this heritage for posterity.
  • Our special places endure as physical records of the people and events that shape our past and our future:  Our heritage buildings were built to last!  Often made of materials that are durable and environmentally friendly, their re-use, re-purposing and renewal results in less construction and demolition waste than new construction.  And our cultural landscapes bear the imprint of generations of Canadians.
  • Our stories endure!  Some have been retold for thousands of years.  Our traditional knowledge keepers, educators, parents and grandparents have stories to share that help us understand the past.

In celebration of our past and our future, Heritage Stands the Test of Time is designed to inspire Canadians to embrace, explore and enjoy our enduring heritage.

How can you celebrate?

  • Speak with traditional knowledge keepers, educators, parents, and grandparents who all have stories to share that help us understand the past
  • Visit museums, historic sites, and cultural centres that help preserve and share this heritage for posterity.

Walk around your neighhourhood to take in all the heritage around you. Our heritage buildings were built to last! Often made of materials that are durable and environmentally friendly, their re-use, re-purposing and renewal results in less construction and demolition waste than new construction. And our cultural landscapes bear the imprint of generations of Canadians.

 

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