Museums & Heritage Sites - History of Canada
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History of Canada is best told through the eyes of the many national, provincial, territorial and community museums, historic sites, heritage buildings and heritage parks. Every province and territory in Canada maintains a good selection of museums, heritage and historical sites. Most communities will have a local museum telling the stories of their history as well.
Types of Museums in Canada
Museums come in all types. There are wildlife, agricultural, dinosaur, First Nation and pioneer museums just to name a few. Many of the larger museums and historic sites in our larger cities are paid admission. Not all local community museums charge an admission fee. Some 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 just to name a few. 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.
There is more to Canada Historic Sites
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.
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.