Back­yard His­tory

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There will be tens of thou­sands of peo­ple on Par­lia­ment Hill in Ot­tawa for con­certs, fire­works and more on July 1 for Canada’s 150th. But no mat­ter whether you are trav­el­ling the coun­try or stay­ing close to home, there are all kinds of cool places you can go to cel­e­brate be­ing Cana­dian. His­tory is all around!


The 191-me­tre tall Cal­gary

Tower136 was built to mark Canada’s 100th birth­day in 1967. More than 1.5 mil­lion peo­ple visit Toronto’s CN Tower137 ev­ery year. Fin­ished in 1976, it was the world’s tallest build­ing for 34 years.


Most boaters who travel canals in Que­bec ( Car­il­lon138, Sainte-Annede-Belle­vue139, La­chine140, Saint-Ours141 and Cham­bly142) and Ontario ( Rideau143, Trent-Sev­ern144 and Sault Ste. Marie145) don’t re­al­ize they’re float­ing along­side more than 175 years of his­tory. Built to make it eas­ier to trans­port goods or troops, the his­toric canals now see mo­tor­boats and sail­boats en­joy­ing the sum­mer.

You know that his­toric plaque you’ve walked or biked or driven by a mil­lion times? Next time, why not ac­tu­ally stop and read it? You’re sure to learn some­thing in­ter­est­ing about your com­mu­nity.

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