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Historical Landmarks to Check Out in Western Canada

If you’re considering visiting Canada or already have a trip planned, there are a few sites that you should include on your itinerary. Canada is well-known for its beautiful scenery but also for the deep history that it holds. Not to mention, if you have been on the hunt for Vancouver homes for sale here are a few sites that will solidify your decision to move to this historical area.

Banff National Park

Known as the most impressive national park in Canada, this is an attraction you don’t want to miss. The many lakes, ski resorts, and beautiful mountain scenery are what this park is known for. If you enjoy wildlife and hiking, this is the perfect place to explore. Not only can you see an abundance of wildlife, the tourist town of Banff, can also be joyous for those who want to relax and unwind.

Frog Lake

On June 15, 1976, Frog Lake Historic Site was designated as a Provincial Historic Resource. This 1.6-hectare site is an aspen spruce parkland a few kilometres northeast of the North Saskatchewan River. A violent backlash occurred at this site in the mid-1880s after the government attempted to settle First Nations people on these reserves. Learn about how this event allowed First Nations people to shape today’s current Canada.

Historic Dunvegan

Four original buildings sit on this site that illustrates the stories of the Indigenous culture. Displaying the fur trade and mission life. Hudson’s Bay Company originated at this trading post and was considered the most important post in the Peace River Valley. Tours are offered in the summer months where you can learn about the goods traded and what life was like over 100 years ago at Historic Dunvegan.

Okotoks Erratic

Better known as ‘Big Rock,’ this 16,500-tonne boulder was transported by a rockslide from its original mountainous origin. This enormous boulder now resides to the west of the town of Okotoks after a glacial sheet of ice again moved the landmark about 10,000 to 30,000 years ago.  Enjoy the many colours and textures of the Big Rock that the indigenous Blackfoot people hold a significant spiritual connection to.

Remington Carriage Museum

Remington Carriage Museum
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This museum is the largest in the world to display numerous horse-drawn carriages, wagons, and other methods of transportation. Fun interactive displays and a working restoration shop can also be found at the Remington Carriage Museum which is located in Cardston, Alberta.

There are numerous other sites that have been designated as National Historic Sites of Canada in the west. There are various historical events and sites that hold a significant value in Canada’s past, so if you are interested in learning more, schedule your trip to Canada today.

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