Tag: Heritage

Niagara-on-the-Lake: Heritage, Wine and Theatre

The drive downriver from Niagara Falls on the Niagara Parkway to Niagara-on-the-Lake is full of surprises. If you take in all the sites it will take a full day to reach Niagara-on-the-Lake. Along the way is the White Water Walk, Whirlpool Aero Car, the Butterfly Conservatory, Queenston Heights Park with Brock’s Monument celebrating the victory and death of General Isaac Brock in the war of 1812 and the McFarland House where costumed guides take you around a fine Georgian home. Turn into the town of Queenston and visit Laura Secord House the home of the Canadian heroine of the war […]

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North Bay: Outdoor Year-round Activity

North Bay was on my itinerary for a business meeting and I really dreaded going there. I had heard that it was a cultural wasteland. Was I in for a surprise! Not only is there plenty to do in North Bay in terms of culture it is also a centre for a variety of quality out-doors activities. Even better it is a mere 3 and a half hours drive from Toronto. As a summer destination North Bay it is a wonderful place to enjoy the untamed wilderness of the great Canadian Shield and in winter it is a centre for […]

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Explore Canada’s Rich History at the Dundurn National Historic Site

The Dundurn National Historic Site is one of Hamilton‘s most popular destinations and home to both the Hamilton Military Museum and Dundurn Castle. With extensive grounds and green spaces, it is a wonderful place for the entire family to spend a day steeped in history. The crown jewel of the site is Dundurn Castle, which was the home of Sir Allan Napier MacNab, who fought in the war of 1812 when he was just 14 years old, and who later led his own militia and received a knighthood in 1838 for his role in suppressing the Upper Canada Rebellion. He […]

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Art, Architecture, and Culture at the House of Commons

At Canada’s House of Commons in Ottawa, you can see for yourself where Parliament’s legislative process takes place. Featuring an incredible heritage collection located in several historic government buildings, right atop Parliament Hill, the House of Commons has several areas that are open to the public or which are open for guided tours offered by the Public Information Office. Art, architecture, artifacts, and more can be seen, making this a destination Canadians and visitors to the country alike should visit. Highlights of a Visit to the House of Commons Some of the most beautiful areas to see include the Peace […]

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History and Excitement Come Together at the Canadian Football League’s Hall of Fame

In Hamilton at the Canadian Football Hall of Fame, which is a non-profit institution that is open to the public, you’ll find not only several displays about the Canadian Football League itself, you’ll discover an entire world devoted to all levels of Canadian football, from junior football to university level football. The main feature of the Hall of Fame is the central museum area, in which metal busts depicting all inducted members are on display, along with the highlights of each of the League’s teams’ histories. In addition, there is an interactive field goal kicking exhibit where football fans of […]

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See the Stanley Cup and More at Toronto’s Hockey Hall of Fame

At Toronto‘s Hockey Hall of Fame, the entire family can take the opportunity to enjoy a splendid look at the history of the game of hockey, get an up close look at the Stanley Cup, and a whole lot more. Located in a beautiful old building that once served as a bank, the Hockey Hall of Fame is home to the largest collection of hockey memorabilia in the world. Highlights of the Hockey Hall of Fame While there are enough attractions at the Hall of Fame to keep you busy for an entire day, some of the highlights deserve special […]

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Travel Back in Time at Black Creek Pioneer Village

When visiting Toronto, a fantastic place for the entire family to spend the day is Black Creek Pioneer Village, which features thirty-five restored buildings, plenty of animals, and interpreters dressed in historic costume, carrying out a variety of living history activities that range from blacksmithing to woodworking. More than just a museum, the village offers weekly demonstrations of various types, plus it hosts special events throughout the year. With green spaces and historic gardens that hearken back to the slower-paced days of the pioneers, the village offers an astonishing look into the lives of average people who lived more than […]

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Visiting Manitou Mounds: 8,000 Years of History

The Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung Historical Centre, which is also known as the Manitou Mounds, is a place of outstanding natural beauty as well as a place of rich cultural and historical significance. It is located on Shaw Rd, near Stratten Ontario. This is about 65 km west of Fort Frances and about 32 km from Rainy River, which is the end of Highway 11 at the Minnesota border. Normally people driving across Canada head up Highway 71 toward Kenora. This site is worth the detour. Inhabited continually for more than eight thousand years, this national historic site is staffed by members of […]

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