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Heritage Day


Distinctive Destinations:  Experience Historic Places on February 15, 2016


With photo by Arash Ghassabei

For the week of February 15, 2016, the National Trust encourages Canadians to celebrate Distinctive Destinations:  Experience Historic Places.

Canada is rich in historic sites, special places and events that tell our story and delight visitors from near and far. Our distinctive destinations are as varied as Canadians themselves: Aboriginal Pow Wows, music halls, traditional fishing villages, historic lighthouses, old stone mills, prairie festivals and botanical gardens.

Heritage tourism offers adventure, storied history, vibrant culture and stunning landscapes for every age group and interest: from trendy ’hoods to rural farmsteads, kid-friendly forts to sacred landmarks, and country inns to grand hotels.

Whether travelling across town or cross-country, Canada’s distinctive destinations are definitely worth the trip!

Does your City Council recognize Heritage Day? Request a proclamation! Here’s an example.

Here are some other great suggestions for ways that you can participate on Heritage Day.

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