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French for the Future essays

French for the Future National Essay Contest seeks submissions on the theme For Canada 150. Create a [ ... ]

Acadian Remembrance Day ceremony

The public is invited to attend the annual Acadian Remembrance Day Ceremony at Port-la-Joye—F [ ... ]

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

Greer View Mirror

Early work by Nova Scotia artist John Greer Until January 13
Confederation Centre Art Gallery The C [ ... ]

Holiday variety

Tara MacLean headlines show at Confederation Centre December 15–16
Homburg Theatre  What do  [ ... ]

Eptek Lunch Time Film Series

Eptek Centre Take a voyage with the Friends of Eptek this December with Eptek Luncht [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles


Profile: Kelsea McLean by Jane Ledwell Students at Morell High School where choral leader Kelsea M [ ... ]

A gift of Island poetry: Diane Morrow

Curated by Deirdre Kessler LOON The single lovely bird
in this sudden pond
beside the bike trail
star [ ... ]

A good time

Summerside Farmers’ Market on Saturday mornings Way Up West
by Jan Cox "Love the people, love the [ ... ]