Museums & Heritage Sites - Canadian History
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The History of Canada
The history of Canada is best told through the eyes of the many national, provincial and territorial museums, historic sites, heritage buildings and parks. Every province and territory in Canada maintains a good selection of museums, heritage and historical sites.
Museums come in all types. There are wildlife, agricultural, dinosaur, First Nation and pioneer museums and many more. Most are paid admission. All provide a glimpse into the history of Canada.
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 to name a few.
Canada historic sites vary in size, activities and services. Many larger sites specialize in a certain activity like paddle routes or are highlighted by a certain feature like a First Nation buffalo hunting ground.
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, endangered species and much more.
Many of the larger Canada parks are created to protect the environment, wildlife... as well as... Canadian history.
Some of Canada's historic parks operate seasonally with the peak months of operation occurring during the months of May to late September for summer sites and November to early April for northern winter sites.