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Historic Places Days is a platform for individuals and organizations to showcase the places and stories important to them in their own words. As the presenter, the National Trust for Canada recognizes that Canada’s history and heritage is complex and contentious, dominated by settler perspectives, and that individually or collectively the stories may lack diversity. We are working hard with our partners to enrich our awareness of our collective past. We welcome your input on how we can work together to be more inclusive now and in the future.


Contest runs July 10 – 17, 2024

We are open July 11-14 Noon-4:30

The National Trust for Canada is giving away a total of $3000 during of Historic Places Days. With hundreds of registered places and events open to the public this summer, you have even more opportunities to participate in Historic Places Days than ever before. We encourage you to visit a participating historic place and take a selfie or a photo of the place. If you’re not able to visit in person, we welcome you to share a cherished photo you’ve taken of the place during a previous visit. To enter the contest:

  1. Post your photo on your Instagram or Facebook with #HistoricPlacesDays and #HPDContest2024 
  2. Tag the historic place
  3. Tag and follow @nationaltrustca

If you’re at a Parks Canada site be sure to include #ParksCanada to show some support to our Historic Places Days partner and major sponsor. We would also love to hear the story of your visit, and about what the place means to you – feel free to share details in your photo captions!  

How to Enter

To Win

Grand Prize Draw: Photo entries will be placed in a random draw to win one of three grand prizes! Each grand prize consists of $500 for yourself and $500 for the site you tagged. One grand prize will be drawn on Sunday, and the remaining two will be drawn on the final day!

Daily Prize Draws: Daily prizes will be awarded starting the day after the launch day! Daily Prize draws include: 

  • 7 Parks Canada Passes;  
  • 7 Canada’s History Subscriptions;  
  • 7 Canadian Geographic Magazine Subscriptions; and 
  • 7 National Trust Memberships. 

Extra Entry: Share our posts about the photo contest on your own social media account, tag @nationaltrustca and your favourite historic place, and gain an additional contest entry!

Additional Details: 

  •  In posting, you give the National Trust for Canada permission to use your content in promotional material (social media, website, print, etc).
  • You can use the same photo to post on all your social media channels on the same day, and you can enter the contest every day using a different photo or digital selfie.
  • A maximum of two (2) runner up prizes awarded per participant.
  • In order to qualify for the grand prize, you must submit your own original photo entry. Entries gained solely from sharing posts will not be considered for the grand prize.
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