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.
Join the National Trust in celebrating Heritage Week from February 19-25, 2018. This year’s theme is Heritage Stands the Test of Time.
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.
Canada Historic Places Day
Celebrate Canada’s historic sites close to home on July 7, 2018. The National Trust has partnered with Parks Canada to encourage Canadians to visit and celebrate historic sites. To see what these amazing destinations have to offer take a look at the official Canada Historic Places Day website.