Important places in our past are all around you. No matter where you live or travel in Canada, there are museums, historic sites and all kinds of other special places to explore. In each issue of Kayak, we tell you about some that relate to our theme — check them out below! And if you have a favourite historic place, tell us about it.

Great War Heroes

All over Canada there are streets and squares named after First World War battles and soldiers.

Bishop House

In Owen Sound, Ont., visitors can explore Bishop House. The First World War flying ace lived here as a boy. It is now a museum about him and his war experience, which includes shooting down a reported 73 German planes. The museum also looks at Canadian military and airplane history.

The back parlour at Bishop House. / Courtesy of Bishop House
Credit: Courtesy of Bishop House

McCrae House

The famous poem “In Flanders Fields” was written by a Canadian doctor serving in the war. Learn more about John McCrae at the house where he lived when he was young. McCrae House in Guelph, Ont., also offers special events including a summer history camp.

John McCrae with his dog Bonneau. / Courtesy of Guelph Museums—McCrae House.
John McCrae with his dog Bonneau. Credit: Courtesy of Guelph Museums—McCrae House

Project partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage.
  • Canadian Heritage / Patrimoine Canadien
  • Government of Canada
  • HBC: Hudson's Bay Company
  • ecentricarts inc.