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Lighthouse Cape Spear NHS Newfoundland

Guarding the most easterly point of coastline in North America since 1836, Cape Spear Lighthouse stands high up on a point looking out over the Atlantic Ocean where humpback whales and icebergs cruise the coast.

The Cape Spear Lighthouse, a National Historic Site and the oldest surviving lighthouse in Newfoundland - built in 1836, along the Cape Spear Drive, Highway 11, Avalon Peninsula, Newfoundland, Newfoundland Labrador, Canada.
The Forks National Historic Site Dusk Winnipeg

The still waters of the Assiniboine River reflect the lights of the marina and surrounding buildings at The Forks National Historic Site during dusk in the city of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

The Assiniboine River Marina and the Market and Tower at The Forks, a National Historic Site in the City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Pool Cave And Basin National Historic Site Banff

A great place for relaxation, after a day of hiking is the pool of the Cave and Basin National Historic Site near in Banff, Alberta.

Cave and Basin Pool, Cave and Basin National Historic Site, Sulphur Mountain, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada.
Sun Rays Cave And Basin Banff National Park Alberta

A prime tourist attraction near the town of Banff is the Cave and Basin National Historic Site, Alberta, Canada.

Cave and Basin National Historic Site, Sulphur Mountain, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada.
Ingstad Statue L Anse Aux Meadows Newfoundland

A statue of Anne Stine Ingstad and Helge Ingstad is on display in the town of L'Anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland, Canada.

Dr. Anne Stine Ingstad and her husband Helge Ingstad were the first ones to discover the remnants that belonged to a Viking settlement at L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site in Newfoundland Labrador, Canada. The Ingstad couple spent seven years as the head of an excavation crew whe ...
Meeting Of Two Worlds Sculpture L Anse Aux Meadows

A unique sculpture titled "The Meeting of Two Worlds" in the town of L'Anse Aux Meadows in Newfoundland, Canada which was unveiled in 2002.

People visiting L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site in Newfoundland, Canada, stop to admire this spectacular bronze sculpture with each person having their own ideas of exactly what it is. The sculpture is named "The Meeting of Two Worlds" and was unveiled on July 5th, 2002 in L'An ...
Bronze Sculpture Picture L Anse Aux Meadows Newfoundland

Unveiled in 2002, this bronze sculpture was set to rest at L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site in Newfoundland, Canada and goes by the name "Meeting of Two Worlds".

A rather unique looking bronze sculpture which keeps many visitors to L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site in Newfoundland, Canada guessing as to what this sculpture actually represents. On July 5th, 2002, the "Meeting of Two Worlds" bronze sculpture was unveiled which symbolizes th ...
Interpreter Job L Anse Aux Meadows Newfoundland Canada

A woman enjoys her job as a costumed interpreter at the L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site in Newfoundland Labrador in Canada.

This woman spends many hours at the L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site in Newfoundland, Canada as her job is one of an interpreter taking visitors back to the viking days. Dressed in time appropriate clothing, this woman will help visitors to L'Anse aux Meadows in learning how th ...
Viking Life Reconstructed Hut L Anse Aux Meadows

The Smithy Sod Hut at L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site in Newfoundland Labrador has been reconstructed to the way life was in the Viking days.

In the days of the Vikings, each hut was made out of sod and life was extremely simple compared to the way of life which we all know today. At the L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site in Newfoundland, Canada, you can journey through the reconstructed huts and see how the Vikings had ...
Sod Huts L Anse Aux Meadows Newfoundland

Sod huts built along the waterfront in the town of L'Anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland Labrador in Canada.

Sod huts that line the waterfront of L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site in Newfoundland Labrador date back many years to the Viking days. The Vikings built three timber and sod longhouses along with five smaller buildings and they have since been reconstructed for visitors to be a ...
Reconstructed Sod Viking Huts L Anse Aux Meadows Newfoundland

During the Viking days, sod huts were used and visitors to the Norstead Viking Site in L'Anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland, Canada can view and tour through these reconstructed huts.

As one roams around the L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site in Newfoundland, Canada, they can see the reconstructed sod huts once used during the days of the Vikings. Some of the sod huts around this historic village were once home to a boat house, viking houses and a church, all which visitors ...
Socio Cultural Manoir Le Boutillier Historic Site Gaspesie Quebec

The Socio Cultural Manoir Le Boutillier was finally recognized by the Federal Government as a National Historic Site in Gaspesie, Quebec in the year 2000.

The historic building which houses the Socio Cultural Manoir Le Boutillier on the Gaspesie Peninsula in Quebec, Canada is surrounded by the beauty of Forillon National Park. Visitors to the park, can tour through the Socio Cultural Manoir Le Bout ...
Costumed Interpreters Fort Walsh

Costumed interpreters standing outside a log cabin can be seen through the spokes of a Red River cart at Ft Walsh National Historic Site.

At the Ft. Walsh National Historic Site, a group of costumed interpreters gather in front of a log cabin. The group can be seen between two spokes of a Red River cart. The costumed interpreters act out historical events of the site. the Ft Walsh ...
Historic Forks City Winnipeg Manitoba

This historic site of the City of Winnipeg and the Tower at the Forks is a wonderful backdrop to the Assiniboine River marina.

A beautiful evening at the Assiniboine River with the historic site of the Market and Tower at the Forks. This historic site is part of the City of Winnipeg. The City of Winnipeg is a wonderful backdrop to the marina. A golden glow reflects from the sunset. Dusk ...
Statue Mounted Police And Indian Fort Walsh

At the Fort Walsh National Historic Site, a detailed statue of a Northwest Mounted Police Officer and an Indian greet each other while on horseback.

This statue shows the wonderful detail of the police officer and the Indian. Each of the men sit on their horse while greeting each other. This statue sits at the information centre at the Fort Walsh National Historic Site. An open field is their ...
Red River Cart Wheel Spokes Fort Walsh

This Red River cart has Shaganappi wrapped around its large spoke wheel. Shaganappi is a Cree word for rawhide.

This close up is a spoke wheel on a Red River cart. The wheel is wrapped in Shaganappi, which is the Cree word for rawhide. This wooden cart has two large wooden spoke wheels. The cart sits at the Fort Walsh National Historic Site. Red River ca ...
Historic Rifle And Bayonet Drummer Marching

A uniformed drummer marches with the troops to arrive for the Rifle and Bayonet demonstration.

A drummer marshes time during a procession with the troops. The drummer is dressed in a red, white and blue uniform. He carries a bugle on his side. The troops arrive for the Rifle and Bayonet demonstration at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site. ...
Historic Fortress Of Louisbourg Public Punishment

Louisbourg National Historic Site presents a public punishment of a fisherman for stealing a bottle of wine.

The Louisbourg National Historic Site demonstrates a punishment of a fisherman for stealing a bottle of wine. This public display actors wearing clothing of the time period. A drummer wears a bright red uniform. Next to the drummer, a man reads from ...
Archeological Digs Signs Melanson Settlement National Historic Site

Two detailed signs have information about the archeological digs at the Melanson Settlement National Historic Site near Annapolis Royal in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Between the years of 1984 and 1986, archaeologists excavated the landscape at the Melanson Settlement and findings of the archeological digs, four structures built before 1755 were discovered. Fascinating artifacts were found during these digs an ...
The Forks Market Entrance Winnipeg City Manitoba

Glass which appears blue in color and red lettering marks the entrance to The Forks Market at The Forks in the City of Winnipeg, Manitoba in Canada.

As people arrive at the entrance to The Forks Market in the city of Winnipeg in Manitoba, Canada, they walk below the dome shaped glass and the red lettering before entering a unique area in this National Historic Site. The Forks Market has a variety of stalls se ...
Red Bay Inukshuk Labrador Coastal Drive Southern Labrador

With the proper rocks, an Inukshuk can be made like this one which adorns the shores of Red Bay located along the Labrador Coastal Drive in Southern Labrador, Canada.

A large Inukshuk built along the coastal shores of Red Bay at the Red Bay National Historic Site of Canada - Interpretation Centre is one which attracts the attention of many visitors. An Inukshuk comes in various sizes and shapes and this one ap ...
Historic House Woodside National Historic Site Kitchener Ontario

This historic house located in Woodside National Historic Site in Kitchener, Ontario was once home to Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King during his childhood years.

This historic house situated at the Woodside National Historic Site in Kitchener, Ontario was once a childhood home to Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King. Visitors to this historic site can tour through the house which has been restored t ...
Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site Building Cape Breton

Around the exterior of the building which houses the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, the gardens are in full bloom and the landscape is perfectly manicured.

The exterior of the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site in the town of Baddeck in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia shows the modernized structure of the building. In 1847, a genius by the name of Alexander Graham Bell was born in Edinburgh, Scot ...
Striped Red White Cape Bonavista Lighthouse Newfoundland

The Cape Bonavista Lighthouse along the Discovery Trail in Newfoundland, Canada is a national historic site painted in the typical red and white colors of a lighthouse except this one has two striped lines down the center.

The appearance of the Cape Bonavista Lighthouse in Bonavista Bay in Newfoundland, Canada, is unique in its own way with its striped red and white lines down the center of the building. Built in 1843, the Cape Bonavista Lighthouse is two stories h ...
French Private Soldier With War Gun Fort Royal Newfoundland

A costumed interpreter dressed as a French Private Soldier at Fort Royal at the Castle Hill National Historic Site in Newfoundland, Canada, holds onto a gun used during the war.

At Fort Royal at the Castle Hill National Historic Site near Placentia on the Avalon Peninsula in Newfoundland, a man dressed as a French Private Soldier holds onto an old war gun. This gun is also called a musket and is a long gun which was inte ...
Lower Fort Garry General Store Selkirk Manitoba

Wooden shelves in the general store are lined with goods dating back to the 19th century at the Lower Fort Garry - National Historic Site of Canada in Selkirk, Manitoba.

During the 19th century fur trade, the Lower Fort Garry - a National Historic Site in Selkirk, Manitoba in Canada, is the oldest stone fur trading post still intact. One of the buildings in Lower Fort Garry is home to the General Store where the ...
The Forks Market Photography Exhibition Winnipeg Manitoba

The interior of The Forks Market in the City of Winnipeg, Manitoba hosts a photography exhibition which attracts thousands of people.

Inside The Forks Market in the city of Winnipeg, Manitoba in Canada, the bottom floor is filled with a variety of stalls during a photography exhibition. People stop to browse at each photography booth to find the right picture to take home and decorate their hom ...
Mersey River Woman Canoeing Kejimkujik National Park

As the water trickles off the paddle from this woman canoeing down the calmness of the Mersey River in Kejimkujik National Park in Nova Scotia, the summer scenery is breathtaking.

During the summer months, the landscape on either side of the Mersey River in Kejimkujik National Park in Nova Scotia, Canada flourishes in various shades of green. The serenity while canoeing along the Mersey River is calming with the only sound ...
Historical Memorial Church Statue Grand Pre Nova Scotia

In the center of the walkway leading to the historical Memorial Church in Grand Pre, Nova Scotia, stands a statue named Evangeline.

On top of a large rock pillar in the center of the walkway leading to the historical Memorial Church at the Grand Pre National Historic Site in Grand Pre, Nova Scotia, stands the Evangeline statue. The statue is made of bronze and Evangeline is a ...
International Bridge From Soo Locks Sault Ste Marie Ontario

Standing at the Soo Locks in the city of Sault Ste. Marie in Ontario, Canada, the view of the International Bridge and the railway bridge crossing the St. Mary's River is outstanding.

Small puffs of clouds linger above the International Bridge and the railway bridge which cross over the St. Mary's River in Ontario, Canada, creating a beautiful view from the Soo Locks. The International Bridge spans across the river and joins t ...
The Forks Market Marina Sunset Winnipeg City Manitoba

Boats moor at the marina, people relax at the outdoor cafes and restaurants while others browse the shops which are all located at The Forks in the City of Winnipeg, Manitoba. The sunset hues are an added bonus while visiting The Forks.

Along the waterfront of the Assiniboine River at The Forks in the City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, boats moor at the marina where visitors have easy access to the market and the downtown core of Winnipeg. In the backdrop, skyscrapers create the skyline of the City of ...
Horse Nails Fort Walsh National Historic Site Saskatchewan Canada

Boxes of horse nails on display at the Fort Walsh National Historic Site in Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park in Saskatchewan, Canada.

Boxes of nails stacked at the Fort Walsh National Historic Site in Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park in Saskatchewan, Canada are separated into groups, each weighing 25 pounds each. Different size of nails are used for each horse, some being Num ...
Big Chute Marine Railway Trent Severn Waterway Ontario

At Lock 44 of the Trent-Severn Waterway in Ontario, Canada, the newest ship lift built in 1977 is part of the Big Chute Marine Railway.

The Big Chute Marine Railway is a short distance from Coldwater, Ontario and is a ship lift at Lock 44 of the Trent-Severn Waterway. In 1914, the original plans were to build 3 locks to join the Severn River to Georgian Bay at Port Severn, Big Ch ...
Mary Queen Of The World Cathedral Montreal City Quebec

Across from Place du Canada in Montreal City, Quebec stands the historic building home to Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral.

The Cathedral-Basilica of Mary, Queen of the World or Cathedrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde in French, located in Montreal City, is the third largest church in Quebec, Canada. Construction on this cathedral began in 1870 with the first stone being laid ...
Historic Cape Spear Lighthouse Avalon Peninsula Newfoundland

The historic Cape Spear Lighthouse on the Avalon Peninsula in Saint John, Newfoundland has become a popular tourist attraction for people traveling along the Cape Spear Drive.

A white picket fence marks the border along the rocky cliffs where the Cape Spear Lighthouse overlooks the rough waters off the Avalon Peninsula near St John's, Newfoundland. This historic landmark is the oldest surviving lighthouse throughout Newfoundland, Canada and ...
The Forks Sculptures Oodena Celebration Circle Winnipeg

Behind each of these sculptures located in Oodena Celebration Circle at The Forks in the City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, there are different meanings relating to each one.

The Oodena Celebration Circle at The Forks in the City of Winnipeg, Manitoba is adorned with exquisite sculptures which relate to the Aboriginal people. Where the two rivers meet, the Assiniboine and the Red, a natural amphitheatre pays tribute to the 6,000 years ...
Fort Walsh Costumed Interpreter Saskatchewan Canada

At the South Gate of the Fort Walsh National Historic Site in Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park in Saskatchewan, Canada, a costumed interpreter role plays for visitors.

A costumed interpreter plays his part at the South Gate of the Fort Walsh National Historic Site in Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park in Saskatchewan, Canada. Dressed in uniform from the days when this area was used by the North West Mounted Pol ...
Police Sleeping Quarters Fort Walsh National Historic Site

Beds are nicely made and uniforms hung with care in the sleeping quarters used by the North West Mounted Police at the Fort Walsh National Historic Site in Saskatchewan, Canada.

Inside a log building at the Fort Walsh National Historic Site in Saskatchewan, Canada, beds are nicely made with fur blankets in the sleeping quarters which were used by members of the North West Mounted Police. Four beds and shelves span across ...
Fort Walsh Wagon Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park Saskatchewan

A wagon used in the 19th century by the North West Mounted Police who resided at Fort Walsh, now a tourist attraction deemed as a National Historic Site in Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park in Saskatchewan, Canada.

A green painted wagon with spoked wheels was used by the North West Mounted Police who resided at Fort Walsh in 1875 and later this area was a horse breeding ranch occupied by the police. Behind the wagon, white buildings are scattered across the ...
Sault Ste Marie Sunset Bridges Soo Locks Ontario Canada

From the Soo Locks across the St. Mary's River in Sault Ste. Marie in Ontario, Canada, the sunset hues highlight the sky along with the International Bridge and train bridges.

While visiting the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie in Ontario, Canada the scenery of the International Bridge and the train bridges below are beautiful in the sunset lighting. The sky takes on a yellow glow silhouetting the trees and sections of th ...
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