Back­yard His­tory

You can visit parks, stat­ues and spe­cial places all over Canada that will tell you more about the an­i­mals fea­tured in this is­sue

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An­i­mals in War

If you’re vis­it­ing Ot­tawa, be sure to stop by this mon­u­ment in down­town Con­fed­er­a­tion Park. Stamped with prints of dogs, horses and mules, it hon­ours an­i­mals’ ser­vice in war.

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Get close to two fa­mous dogs (or at least their stat­ues) at Beau­ti­ful Joe Park in Meaford, Ont., (right) and in Place d’Armes in Montreal, (left) where Pilote and her owner Lam­bert Closse crouch at the base of the statue of Paul Chomedey de Maison­neuve.

A Whale of a Time

You can see the re­mains of a Basque whal­ing site in Red Bay on the coast of Labrador. The United Na­tions named Red Bay a World Her­itage Site in 2013.

Can It

There are many for­mer sal­mon can­ner­ies in B.C. open to vis­i­tors: the Gulf of Ge­or­gia Can­nery Na­tional His­toric Site in Steve­ston, the North Pa­cific Can­nery Na­tional His­toric Site near Prince Ru­pert, and the Bella Coola Can­nery Site.

Zoo Pooh

Vis­i­tors can see a statue of Win­nie the bear and a plaque about her ori­gins in White River, Ont., at the Lon­don Zoo in Eng­land, where she lived most of her life.

Ele­phant’s End

In St. Thomas, Ont., there is a his­toric plaque and a statue in mem­ory of Jumbo the ele­phant.

Bi­son Story

See land where First Na­tions peo­ple gath­ered to hunt bi­son at Wanuskewin Her­itage Park, shown at right, north of Saska­toon, and at the Head-Smashed-In Buf­falo Jump World Her­itage Site in south­west­ern Al­berta. Visit Elk Is­land Na­tional Park, just east of Ed­mon­ton where, start­ing in 1907, plains bi­son were brought from the U.S. to their new home. You can drive a car care­fully through the ar­eas where they now roam freely.

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