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Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site of Canada

Type: Document

The Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site tells the tale of over three centuries of Québec's military past. The visitor's guide contains links and contact information for the old fortifications as well as several surrounding historical attractions.

Site: Parks Canada

Fort Lennox National Historic Site of Canada

Type: DocumentImage

Fort Lennox occupies Île aux Noix, an island located a few kilometres from the Canada-U.S. border. Erected between 1819 and 1829, the fort consists of defence works and a number of stonework buildings of outstanding beauty. The complex was designed to protect the colony in the event of an American invasion by way of the Richelieu River. This website has visitor information and links to further information about the fort and other related sites.

Site: Parks Canada

HMCS Haida National Historic Site of Canada: Saving HMCS Haida

Type: Document

Unlike so many of the Tribals, she was spared from the scrapyard, thanks to the efforts of a private organization, HAIDA Inc. which bought her from the Navy for use as a museum ship.

Site: Parks Canada

Canso Islands National Historic Site of Canada: History

Type: Document

Grassy Island Fort National Historic Site of Canada, located on Grassy Island, one of the Canso Islands, features the ruins of 18th century fortifications and the remains of a colonial New England fishing station that are the reminders of a thriving community that was once the commercial heart of Nova Scotia.

Site: Parks Canada

British at Fort Chambly

Type: Document

After the Conquest in 1760, the British moved into Fort Chambly. This website describes the role of the fort during the invasion of Canada by the Americans in 1775-1776 and again in the War of 1812.

Site: Parks Canada

St. Andrews Blockhouse National Historic Site of Canada: The War of 1812

Type: Document

It is June of 1812, and war has been declared between the United States and Great Britain! Tension has been simmering between these two nations for many years and for many reasons.

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Silent Canons - Lévis Forts National Historic Site of Canada

Type: Document

As tension between the United States and Britain subsided, the forts at Lévis, built at such great cost, would never house a garrison and would never fire a shot in war. This web page covers the later history of the forts as military installations and their final transition to national historic sites.

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History of Lévis Forts National Historic Site of Canada

Type: Document

This page is the starting point for more detailed military history information about Lévis Forts on other pages. It provides basic political and demographic information for the United Canada during the 1860s, plus some information for visiting this historical attraction.

Site: Parks Canada

War of 1812 - Teacher's Resource - Fort George National Historic Site

Type: Document

Lesson plan for teaching the history of the War of 1812 that includes time lines and synopses of major events compiled from several texts with the intent of creating a good historical foundation (especially for those with little background on the subject). The material is divided into five major sections - Loyalists; The onset of war; The war turns; The US returns to Niagara; The war ends.

Site: Parks Canada

Parks Canada's 3-D Tours: Defence of Canada

Type: DocumentInteractive 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.

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