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    Battle of Lundy's Lane National Historic Site of Canada

    Battle of Lundy's Lane National Historic Site marks the 25 July 1814 Battle of Lundy's Lane, the fiercest and bloodiest land action during the War of 1812.

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    Battle of Queenston Heights National Historic Site of Canada

    The Battle of Queenston Heights National Historic Site commemorates a battle fought on 13 October 1812, when the British army and Canadian militia, assisted by First Nations allies, defeated an invading American army on the Niagara Escarpment overlooking the village of Queenston.

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    Battle of Stoney Creek National Historic Site of Canada

    Stoney Creek National Historic Site commemorates a British victory over American forces at the Battle of Stoney Creek fought on 6 June 1813 in the settlement of Stoney Creek, now part of the city of Hamilton.

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    Battle of the Châteauguay National Historic Site of Canada

    The Battle of the Châteauguay National Historic Site commemorates the Battle of Châteauguay, a battle in the War of 1812 that took place on 26 October 1813.

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    Battle of the Plains of Abraham

    The Battle of the Plains of Abraham (13 September 1759), also known as the Battle of Quebec, was a pivotal moment in the Seven Years’ War and in the history of Canada. A British invasion force led by General James Wolfe defeated French troops under the Marquis de Montcalm, leading to the surrender of Quebec to the British. Both commanding officers died from wounds sustained during the battle. The French never recaptured Quebec and effectively lost control of New France in 1760. At the end of the war in 1763 France surrendered many of its colonial possessions — including Canada — to the British. (This is the full-length entry about the Battle of the Plains of Abraham. For a plain-language summary, please see Battle of the Plains of Abraham (Plain-Language Summary).)

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    Bellevue House

    In 1848-49 Bellevue was leased to John A. MacDonald, then a member of the Legislative Assembly and receiver general for the Province of Canada. Bellevue was purchased by Parks Canada in 1964 and is now operated as a national historic park. It has been restored to the late 1840s period.

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    Bentley Street Archaeological Site

    The Bentley Street Archaeological Site is situated on an extensive flat-topped bedrock knoll overlooking the harbour front of the City of Saint John, New Brunswick.

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    Black Creek Pioneer Village

    Black Creek Pioneer Village, Toronto, Ont, depicts life as it was in rural UPPER CANADA [Ontario] before 1867. The nucleus comprises 5 buildings constructed on the site by Daniel Stong, including a 3-room cabin built 1816.

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    Blanc-Sablon Archaeological Sites

    The Blanc-Sablon area is located on Québec's eastern edge, close to the border with Labrador.

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    Bocabec Archaeological Site

    The 1883 excavation of a portion of the Bocabec site by the Natural History Society of New Brunswick marked the beginning of systematic, scientific examinations of shell-bearing archaeological sites (see shell middens) in Canada.

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    Bonar Law Historic Site

    Bonar Law is a provincial historic site near Rexton, NB. The Right Honourable Andrew Bonar Law served briefly as Prime Minister of Great Britain in 1922-23.

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    Boyd's Cove

    Boyd's Cove, in eastern Notre Dame Bay, Newfoundland, has been occupied intermittently for about 2,000 years. Beothuk pit houses dating from the late 17th or the early 18th century have yielded stone tools lying nearby European artifacts.

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    British Block Medicine Wheel and Tipi Ring Campsite

    Medicine Wheels are a broad category that include different kinds of stone structures. The medicine wheel at British Block is only one example. Its size and structure suggest that ritual activities were conducted by relatively large groups.

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    Brockinton Archaeological Site

    The Brockinton archaeological site, also known as the Brockinton Indian Sites National Historic Site of Canada, is located along the valley wall of the Souris River of southwestern Manitoba.

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    Brooman Point Village

    Brooman Point Village is an archaeological site located at the tip of a long peninsula that extends from the eastern coast of Bathurst Island in the High Arctic.

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