Historical Sites in Canada - History
Come And Experience Canadian History
Community museums, heritage buildings, sites of history and historic parks in Canada
Our historical sites in Canada including our museums, graveyards, and heritage buildings tell the story of Canada and before that, the story of "Kanata". Many sources state that the name Canada comes from the Huron-Iroquois First Nation word “kanata,” meaning “village” or “settlement". Canada's history starts with the First Nation People of Canada. Our Indigenous Peoples occupied Kanata for thousands of years before European explorers first arrived on the eastern shores of Newfoundland, Canada. Kanata becomes a country, the Dominion of Canada, in 1867.
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Historical Sites in Canada
It is said that there are more than 970 national historic sites in Canada. However, there are 171 which are under the wing of Parks Canada. Canada is a young country, and yet we have a diverse history to share through our 18 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and hundreds of national historic sites.
Types of Museums in Canada
Museums and historical venues in Canada come in all types. There are wildlife, agricultural, dinosaur, First Nation, war, cultural and pioneer museums just to name a few. Many of the larger historical museums and historic sites in our larger cities are paid admission. However, many local community museums and historic sites are free to visit while others ask for a donation when entering through their gates.
Canada Historical Sites & Heritage Sites
Canada historical sites include forts, pioneer villages, fur trading posts, dinosaur fossil digs, heritage buildings, historic roads, historic river paddle routes and First Nation villages and hunting grounds. Therefore they vary in size, activities and services. Many larger heritage and historic sites specialize in a certain activity like paddle routes or are highlighted by a certain feature like a First Nation buffalo hunting ground.
Canada Historic Site Amenities
Some Canadian historic sites include a sandy beach, backpacking trails, theatre, conference rooms, restaurants, gift stores, canoe routes, a lighthouse, pioneer buildings, period actors, a wildlife habitat area, attractions, a campground, protective plant species, and endangered species. Many of the larger Canada parks are created to protect the environment, wildlife... as well as... Canadian history.