Important places in our past are all around you. No matter where you live or travel in Canada, there are museums, historic sites and all kinds of other special places to explore. In each issue of Kayak, we tell you about some that relate to our theme — check them out below! And if you have a favourite historic place, tell us about it.

Visit the Vikings

From museums to festivals, you can discover more about the Norse in Canada.

Where Nellie Performed

The stage for the famous Mock Parliament still stands in downtown Winnipeg.

A Look at the Fur Trade

There are many places around Canada where you can see what life was like during fur trade days.

PMs on Display

Discover more about our Prime Ministers, from the interesting and inspiring to the unusual and unexpected when you visit Ottawa and area.

A History of Protest

In nearly every part of Canada, you’ll find stories of people who wanted to change the country.

Symbols to Visit

From our flag to our anthem, there are symbols of Canada everywhere you go!

Odds and Ends

Ten unusual, surprising and just plain weird Canadian museums you can visit.

Great War Heroes

All over Canada there are streets and squares named after First World War battles and soldiers.

Canadian Castles and Forts

From small settlements surrounded with pointy log fences, to big fortresses enclosed by high stone walls, to grand mansions with dozens of rooms, there are forts and castles all over Canada you can explore yourself.

A Taste of our Past

Eat your way around the country to learn more about how food and Canadian history go together.

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