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Tag: Historical Villages & Forts

Whose Fort is this Fort? The story behind Fortin du Petit-Sault

This odd shaped building in Edmonston (not to be confused with Edmonton) makes for a quick roadside attraction on your…

That place called New Amsterdam

Before New York was packed with people… before it was a global destination for fashion, music, and business… before it…

Fort Ross

Every time I mention to locals that Russia settled in California in the 1800s, they are shocked. People don’t seem…

Plimoth Plantation

Previous: The Pilgrims and the Mayflower While there were 102 passengers aboard the Mayflower when it left England, when it…

Heritage for the Holidays

Christmas in Calgary always seems to remind me of how harsh it was to live on the Prairies a hundred+…

Burnaby Village

Burnaby had its colonial beginnings in the mid-1800s when the area was first surveyed and colonized in 1859 by Robert…

Santa’s Village, Heritage Park

Location: Heritage Park, Calgary Dates: Every weekend in Dec. until Christmas Hours: 10-12 & 1-3 p.m. Cost: Gate admission ($8…

Once Upon A Christmas

Location: Heritage Park, Calgary Dates: Every weekend in Dec. until Christmas Hours: 9:30am – 4:00pm Cost: Gate admission ($8 for…

Alcazaba

The Alcazaba was built in the mid-11th century. It’s not as old as other sites in Europe, but it’s well…

Italica Tiles

Italica’s tiles are a lesson in the Greek and Roman Gods. And, after watching Percy Jackson Lightening Thief a thousand…

Italica Amphitheatre

It’s not a famous amphitheatre like the Colosseum or Pozzuoli. It’s not even listed on the list of top Roman…

Italica

To find Italica, you have to travel 12km outside of Sevilla to Santiponce. It’s rather difficult to find with rather…

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