National historic sites of the First World War

Canadian landmarks that served a special purpose during the First World War.


Battlefields and forts

Carleton Martello Tower National Historic Site

Visit the Carleton Martello Tower, used as detention center for deserters during the First World War.

Fort Beauséjour – Fort Cumberland National Historic Site

Plan a trip to Saint John, New Brunswick, where you can tour the grounds of Fort Beauséjour and honour a hometown hero.

Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site

Learn more about this west coast artillery fortress, active during both the First and Second World War.

Fort Wellington National Historic Site

Take a trip to the hometown of one of Canada’s pioneer military aviators, Lt. William F.N. Sharpe.

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

Visit this historic fort, in a city that accomplished Canadian veterans once called home.

Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site

Visit the Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site, hometown to several Canadian war heroes.

Signal Hill National Historic Site

Plan your trip to Signal Hill, St John’s most popular landmark, and home to Canadian veterans of the First World War.

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Hometown Heroes

Two soldiers smile into the camera

Get to know the remarkable stories of individuals from all walks of life who made unique contributions to the war effort.

Over the top

Drawing of First World War Soldiers in the trenches

Set out on an interactive adventure that allows you to experience life in the trenches during the First World War.

Signal Hill Tattoo

Experience the pride and solemn power of Newfoundland's military past through a showcase of historical music, manoeuvres and pageantry.

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