Category Archives: National Historic Site

HMCS Sackville National Historic Site of Canada

HMCS Sackville (K181) – Canada’s oldest warship HMCS Sackville is the last of Canada’s 123 Flower-class corvettes, one of many convoy escort vessels built in Canada and the United Kingdom during World War II. In 1988, Sackville was designated a … Continue reading

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Fort Anne National Historic Site

Fort Anne National Historic Site – Canada’s first administered National Historic Site Although Fort Anne was neither the first National Historic Park (Fort Howe was designated three years earlier), nor is it the first site designated under the replacement National … Continue reading

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Port Royal National Historic Site

A 360° look at Port Royal National Historic Site

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Dominion Atlantic Railway Bridge – Granville Ferry

Dominion Atlantic Railway Bridge – Granville Ferry,  Annapolis Royal After the line was abandoned by Canadian Pacific, the Dominion Atlantic Railway Bridge in Annapolis Royal became part of the Annapolis County Rail Trail. Charles Fort National Historic Site can be … Continue reading

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Fort Point Museum

Fort Point Museum Fort Point is located on a narrow point of the LaHave River, across from Kraut Point and Romkey Head on Dublin Bay. You might think that this being Fort Point, that the lighthouse would be the Fort … Continue reading

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Narrows Lock

Narrows Lock – Lock 35 on the Rideau Canal When trying to excavate the canal cut through the watershed divide at Newboro, hard bedrock was encountered. In order oo speed up construction and reduce the amount of excavation at Newboro, … Continue reading

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Narrows Blockhouse

Narrows Blockhouse The Blockhouse at Rideau Canal Narrows Lockstation overlooks the Rideau Canal. The lower storey is constructed of thick, stone masonry while the upper storey is built of squared timbers. Defence features include loopholes and a second-floor entrance accessed … Continue reading

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Britannia Mine Museum

I’d always wanted to visit the Britannia Mine, but had never had the time to stop. I did, I looked around at the outside, and then left. As a person who worked underground in a nickel mine, I am acutely … Continue reading

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Fisgard Light

Fisgard Light National Historic Site and HMC Dockyard Esquimalt

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McLean Mill National Historic Site

McLean Mill National Historic Site is a working steam-operated sawmill located near Port Alberni

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