History

Discover our rich heritage roots, and experience history as it comes to life in Ontario.

History

Experience day-to-day life in a 19th-century village or watch the drama of the re-enacted War of 1812 military battles that dramatically shaped the culture, society and politics of the province. Visit heritage homes across the province to get a unique insight into our past, and tour their significant historic designed gardens to learn about the cultural importance of these lovely spaces.

Must See

Must See

CASA LOMA, TORONTO

Step back in time at this Gothic revival style castle and gardens.

FORT GEORGE, NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE

An important fort in a charming and historic small town.

ROYAL BOTANCIAL GARDENS, HAMILTON

Largest botanical garden in Canada.

SAINTE MARIE AMONG THE HURONS, MIDLAND

Learn how 17th century French missionaries lived with First Nations people.

FORT HENRY, KINGSTON

Witness military life in the early 1800s.

UPPER CANADA VILLAGE, MORRISBURG

Step back in time to the 1800s in authentic detail. 

ST. JACOBS

Witness Mennonite culture in the village and surrounding countryside.

FORT WILLIAM HISTORICAL PARK, THUNDER BAY

The world's largest reconstructed fur trading post, with more than 42 buildings on site.

Parliament Hill from the water

PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS, OTTAWA

Tour the seat of government in Canada, witness The Changing of the Guard, and the inspiring Mosaika show in July and August - all free!

The atrium at the National Gallery

OTTAWA MUSEUMS

As Canada's Capital, Ottawa has museums for every interest and passion.