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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

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

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

Voyages of Jacques Cartier

Type: Interactive ResourceDocument

A slide show presentation featuring the three voyages of Jacques Cartier. The first deals with navigational equipment and people on his crew. The second deals with artillery and the Natives he met. The last focuses on weapons and armour.

Site: National Defence

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

Type: Interactive Resource

The Rideau is a chain of beautiful lakes, rivers, and canals winding from Kingston to Ottawa. It is maintained and operated by Parks Canada to preserve and present the canal's natural and historic features, as well as to provide a navigable channel for boaters. Here is a bird's eye view of this historical waterway.

Site: Parks Canada

Signal 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. Commanding the entrance to the narrows leading to St. John's Bay and the town of St. John's, Newfoundland, Signal Hill National Historic Site of Canada commemorates Signal Hill's role in Canada's defence and communications history.

Site: Parks Canada

Changes in Weapons

Type: Interactive Resource

Illustrations and descriptions of various British, French and American firearms used in North America from the 16th century till the end of the 19th century.

Site: National Defence