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Prevent violence against women

The Violence Against Women Prevention Grant announced recently it will provide $50,000 to community  [ ... ]

Organ donation registry

Health PEI now offers Islander organ and tissue donors an online version of the Intent to Donate Reg [ ... ]

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

Our Roots Are Showing

Kings Playhouse 2017 season Select dates
Kings Playhouse The Kings Playhouse summer season, “Our  [ ... ]

Elvis anniversary

Thane Dunn brings his tribute to Harbourfront Theatre August 24
Harbourfront Theatre On August 16,  [ ... ]

Run for the Hills

Dinner and music at Clinton Hills Sundays & Tuesdays to August 29
Clinton Hills  A dinner  [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Grit and grace

Profile: Tara MacLean by Jane Ledwell Tara MacLean-Grand’s grandmother always told her: one day, [ ... ]

Cloggeroo

Island Folk Festival back for its 4th year Cloggeroo is back for its 4th annual Island Folk Festiva [ ... ]

Fiddler’s dream

Profile: Gary Chipman by Jane Ledwell "Listening to (Don Messer and his Islanders as a kid, I was  [ ... ]