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    Upper Fort Garry

    Upper Fort Garry, situated at the forks of the Red and Assiniboine rivers in the heart of the Red River Colony, was a Hudson's Bay Company post established in 1822. Previous fur-trade posts had been located periodically in the area.

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    Varsity Estates Archaeological Site

    The Varsity Estates archaeological site is located on a glacial till in the Bow River Valley of west Calgary, Alberta.

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    Victoria Settlement

    Victoria Settlement, 15 km south of Smoky Lake, Alta, was first established in 1862 by the Reverend George McDougall as a Methodist mission.

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    Village Historique de Val-Jalbert

    Village Historique de Val-Jalbert, Quebec, 5 km east of Roberval on the shores of Lac Saint-Jean. A ghost town and a very beautiful park, Val-Jalbert since 1960 has become a major attraction in the Saguenay-Lac Saint-Jean region.

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    Ville-Marie (Colony)

    Ville-Marie was a French colony founded on 17 May 1642 on the Island of Montreal by the Société Notre-Dame de Montréal to bring Christianity to local Indigenous peoples. The colony was located in a key region for the development of agriculture and the fur trade. The colony became the modern-day city of Montreal.

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    Vinland

    Vinland, see NORSE VOYAGES.

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    Wanipigow Lake Archaeological Site

    Wanipigow Lake is a narrow, shallow widening of the river of the same name that flows in a northwesterly direction across the Canadian Canadian Shield and into Lake Winnipeg.

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    Ward Effigy Archaeological Site

    The Ward Effigy Archaeological Site (Borden No. EfPf-16) is located immediately north of the Siksika Nation reserve, about 100 km east of Calgary, Alberta.

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    Wile Carding Mill

    Wile Carding Mill was established in BRIDGEWATER, NS, in 1860 and operated for over a century. In the 19th century the area around Bridgewater was an important sheep-rearing district and area farmers used the mill for carding and batting their wool. The wool was then spun or woven by farm families.

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    Wilfrid Laurier House National Historic Site of Canada

    Built in 1876 in Arthabaska, Québec, this Victorian Italianate house was the personal residence of Sir Wilfrid Laurier (1841–1919). A leading national figure of his time, Laurier was the first French Canadian to become prime minister of Canada (1896 to 1911). Recognized as a National Historic Site of Canada in 1999, the house is now a museum dedicated to his memory.

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    Áísínai’pi (Writing-on-Stone)

    Áísínai’pi is the location of thousands of rock art images in Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park in southern Alberta. In the Blackfoot language Áísínai’pi means “it is pictured” or “it is written.” Painted and carved onto sandstone cliffs, most of the art was created by the Siksikaitsitapi (Blackfoot Nation) around 1050 BCE. Taken together, these images represent the largest concentration of Indigenous rock art in the North American plains. Áísínai’pi was designated a National Historic Site in 2004, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2019.

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    York Factory

    York Factory, also known as York Fort, Fort Bourbon by the French, and Kischewaskaheegan by some Indigenous people, was a trading post on the Hayes River near its outlet to Hudson Bay, in what is now Manitoba. During its life, it served as a post and later as a major administrative centre in the Hudson’s Bay Company’s fur trade network. It also bore witness to the largest naval battle to take place in Arctic Canada, the Battle of Hudson Bay in 1697.

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