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Chamber luncheon

Brendan Paddick keynote speaker Founder and former chairman and CEO of Columbus International Inc., [ ... ]

Environment award nominations

If you know someone who goes above and beyond to protect the environment, nominate them for a Prince [ ... ]

Parks Canada and National Geographic

National Geographic Guide to the National Historic Sites of Canada—Parks Canada and National GeographicAs Canadians mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation, it is also a time to celebrate the 100th anniversary of national historic sites in Canada.

Fort Anne in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia was designated as the first “Dominion Historic Park” in Canada in 1917. This marked the foundation of the system of national historic commemoration in Canada. Today, Parks Canada offers visitors 171 places where they can walk in the footsteps of history, and explore our national heritage. The scope of national historic commemoration has also grown to encompass historic events and persons. Canada’s list of national designations continues to grow, reflecting the rich heritage of our country and providing opportunities for Canadians to learn more about our diversity, including the history, cultures, and contributions of Indigenous Peoples.

As one pillar of the centennial celebration, Parks Canada has collaborated with National Geographic to create the all-new National Geographic Guide to the National Historic Sites of Canada. Also new for 2017 is a revised and expanded second edition of the best-selling guidebook to Canada’s national parks and marine conservation areas. Both of these volumes are have been officially launched in English and French.

The full-colour, 352-page National Geographic Guide to the National Historic Sites of Canada showcases 236 of Canada’s top national historic sites where you can immerse yourself in history. It features stories, imagery, and concise background information. Both guides are illustrated with world-class photography and one-of-a-kind maps prepared by National Geographic cartographers. Canadian distributor of the guides is Penguin Random House Canada.

Parks Canada offers visitors 46 national parks, 1 national urban park, 4 national marine conservations and 171 remarkable and national historic sites where visitors can walk in the footsteps of history, and explore our national heritage.

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Some Upcoming Events

Their Finest

May 5–13
City Cinema 14A, coarse language, sexual content. Dir: Lone Scherfig, UK, 117 m [ ... ]

Indian River Festival Open House

June 9
St. Mary's Indian River Festival welcomes all residents and community organizations to experi [ ... ]

BridgeFest 150

June 16–18
Borden–Carleton In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday and the 20th anniversary  [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

A Passion for Nature

Thérèse D'Amour exhibit opening at Gallery 18 Gallery 18 in New London has announced an exhibitio [ ... ]

HC students pass Emerit tour guide exam

Three students enrolled in Holland College’s Tourism and Travel Management program have successful [ ... ]

UPEI students at Daughters of the Vote f...

Two UPEI students recently attended the Daughters of the Vote National Leadership Forum held March 6 [ ... ]