You can visit parks, statues and special places all over Canada that will tell you more about the animals featured in this issue
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.
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.
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.
In St. Thomas, Ont., there is a historic plaque and a statue in memory of Jumbo the elephant.
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.