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Date > 1900 > 1910-1919

Signal Hill National Historic Site of Canada: History

Type: Document

With its obvious strategic location, Signal Hill became the site of harbour defences from the 18th century through the Second World War. The last battle of the Seven Years' War in North America was fought here in 1762.

Site: Parks Canada

22nd (Canadien-Français) Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, July 1916

Type: Image

This photograph shows men of the 22nd (Canadien-Français) Battalion, CEF mending trenches. Note the 'duckboards' on the ground to help give secure footing when rain turned the ground to mud. The corrugated iron panel seen in the foreground would help reinforce the trench wall in such conditions. Between September 1915 and November 1918, the 'Van Doos' built a formidable fighting record. (Library and Archives Canada, PA-253)

Site: National Defence

Rideau Canal National Historic Site of Canada: Rideau Canal National Historic Site of Canada Receives World Heritage Site Designation!: Lesson Plan

Type: Document

Students are provided with information on the Rideau Canal National Historic Site of Canada, to understand why it has recently received designation as a world heritage site

Site: Parks Canada

Signal Hill National Historic Site of Canada

Type: Document

This historic site celebrates the rich communications and military history of Signal Hill and sits amidst a spectacular view of St. John's and the sea.

Site: Parks Canada