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The Budding Explorer: Samuel de Champlain: Activity

Type: Interactive Resource

Help the ghost of Samuel de Champlain regain his memory of Canada`s national historic sites in an interactive game for younger children.

Site: Parks Canada

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada: Parks Canada's 3-D Tours: Defence of Canada

Type: Interactive Resource

Parks Canada has provided a virtual doorway to explore Canada's national historic military sites. Online tours enable the user to travel to the sites of famous battles or view a famous building. Both virtual and text tours are available. The Halifax Citadel is one of the finest examples of a 19th-century-star-shaped fortification. On this virtual tour the user is given an idea of what defences were used to protect this structure and Canada's east coast.

Site: Parks Canada

Beaumont-Hamel National Historic Site of Canada : Parks Canada's 3-D Tours: Defence of Canada

Type: Interactive Resource

Parks Canada has provided a virtual doorway to explore Canada's national historic military sites. Online tours enable the user to travel to the sites of famous battles or view a famous building. Both virtual and text tours are available. The Newfoundland Memorial Site is located within the French commune of Beaumont-Hamel, at the northern end of the region of the Somme, some nine kilometres northeast of the town of Albert. Opened in 1925, the site commemorates Newfoundlanders who served in the First World War.

Site: Parks Canada

Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site of Canada: Parks Canada's 3-D Tours: Defence of Canada

Type: Interactive Resource

Parks Canada has provided a virtual doorway to explore Canada's national historic military sites. Online tours enable the user to travel to the sites of famous battles or view a famous building. Both virtual and text tours are available. The Fortress of Louisbourg is the largest French fortified town in North America. A detailed virtual tour of the buildings that reflected the life and work of people of a different age is provided here.

Site: Parks Canada

Batoche National Historic Site of Canada: Parks Canada's 3-D Tours: Defence of Canada

Type: Interactive Resource

Parks Canada has provided a virtual doorway to explore Canada's national historic military sites. Online tours enable the user to travel to the sites of famous battles or view a famous building. Both virtual and text tours are available. Batoche displays the remains of the village of Batoche on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River. It was the last battlefield in the Northwest Resistance/Rebellion of 1885. Here the user can see a virtual recreation of that site as well as many buildings that have since been dismantled and restored.

Site: Parks Canada

L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site of Canada: Parks Canada's 3-D Tours: Archaeology

Type: Interactive Resource

Parks Canada has provided a virtual doorway to explore Canada's national historic sites. Online tours enable the user to travel to sites where a lasting story is revealed through archaeological resources where little or no other evidence exists. Both virtual and text tours are available. The L’Anse aux Meadows site was founded in the early 11th century by Norse expeditions launched from a Norse colony in southern Greenland . The Norse left traces of eight buildings and about 750 artifacts associated with them.

Site: Parks Canada

L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site of Canada: Exploring Archaeology Activity

Type: Interactive Resource

Until the 1960s, Sagas, or Legends, originating in the 11th century, were the only evidence archaeologists had that the Norse people came to North America before other Europeans. These stories were passed down orally, and written down in the 13th and 14th centuries. century. Many of the details of these stories remain open to speculation. In the following activity, you'll have the opportunity to formulate your own opinion by examining the documentary and archaeological evidence.

Site: Parks Canada

Diefenbunker National Historic Site of Canada: Parks Canada's 3-D Tours: Defence of Canada

Type: Interactive Resource

Parks Canada has provided a virtual doorway to explore Canada's national historic military sites. Online tours enable the user to travel to the sites of famous battles or view a famous building. Both virtual and text tours are available. The Central Emergency Government Headquarters was intended to be a relocation centre for government leaders, civil servants, and military personnel in the event of a nuclear war. The media dubbed it 'the Diefenbunker' after John Diefenbaker, the Prime Minister at the time. A virtual tour of the exterior view of the compound is provided.

Site: Parks Canada

Fortifications of Quebec National Historic Site of Canada: Parks Canada's 3-D Tours: Defence of Canada

Type: Interactive Resource

Parks Canada has provided a virtual doorway to explore Canada's national historic military sites. Online tours enable the user to travel to the sites of famous battles or view a famous building. Both virtual and text tours are available. Here is an overview of the fortifications around Québec City. They are seen without any of the modern buildings that have since been built around them.

Site: Parks Canada

Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site of Canada: Parks Canada's 3-D Tours: Defence of Canada

Type: Interactive Resource

Parks Canada has provided a virtual doorway to explore Canada's national historic military sites. Online tours enable the user to travel to the sites of famous battles or view a famous building. Both virtual and text tours are available. Fort Rodd Hill is a coast artillery fort built in the late 1890s to defend Victoria and the Esquimalt Naval Base. Here the user is given a virtual tour of this ocean front military defence establishment. The Fort includes three gun batteries, command posts, guardhouses, and barracks.

Site: Parks Canada