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.

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Some Canada Historic Site Sightseeing Tips

- always bring a good pair of walking shoes.
- pack water and snacks.
- bring your hat, sunglasses and sun screen.
- some sites have group tours and
- transportation for the disabled.
- research parks per your history preferences.
- pack a camera and video.
- ask about services on the site that are
important to you.
- ask about picnic day use areas.
- always show respect to the period actors.
- pack rain gear and prepare for changes in weather.
- plan for a full day as there always seems to be more to do along the way to the historic site.
- pack bug spray for historic sites in the wilderness.
- some sites require paid admission to access.
- lock vehicles.
- dress in layers as the weather can change quickly in some parts of Canada.
 

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