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.

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.

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.

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