Explore Vancouver on the Final Day of Culture Days

After a month of events and celebrations across the country, Culture Days is coming to an end. The nation-wide initiative has been a great chance to honour and explore Canada's unique history and the towns and cities which have built it. We at On This Spot have enjoyed featuring a new town or city across the country each day, sharing the history of the places we love. Today, to wrap up Culture...

Explore Saskatoon with Culture Days

This Saturday, get out and explore the historic city of Saskatoon. As part of Culture Days, a nation-wide initiative to celebrate and honour Canada's history, culture, and art, On This Spot is featuring a different city or town in Canada each day. Today, we take a look at Saskatoon and its rich history. We have one historic self-guided walking tour in the city, which is available for free online...

Explore Abbotsford with Culture Days

With only a few days left to the month-long nation-wide initiative of Culture Days, On This Spot is featuring the British Columbian city of Abbotsford today. We have two self-guided historical walking tours in this city, and both are available free online and through the On This Spot app. This weekend, get out and explore your local community! Abbotsford is a sprawling municipality on the banks...

Explore Rural Alberta this Culture Days

We have dozens of tours and hundreds of then-and-now photo sets throughout the province of Alberta. Today, as part of our participation in Culture Days, we are featuring our content in the towns of Fort Macleod and Strathmore. In Fort Macleod, we have three walking tours and a virtual museum tour of the Fort Museum; in Strathmore, our content includes three walking tours. All of these tours are...

Explore Stonewall, Manitoba, with Culture Days

One of the communities On This Spot has content for in the province of Manitoba is Stonewall, located 25 kilometers north of Winnipeg. As part of our participation in the month-long initiative of Culture Days, we are today featuring our two Stonewall self-guided walking tours on this blog. Both tours are available for free online and through the On This Spot app. Stonewall got its start in the...

Explore Princeton with Culture Days

Culture Days is an annual, nation-wide initiative to celebrate and explore Canada's culture, history, and art. As part of this celebration, On This Spot is featuring a different town or city across Canada each day on its blog. Today, we'll dive into the history, artwork, and environment of Princeton, in British Columbia, with our two self-guided walking tours. Both of these tours are available...

Explore Parry Sound with Culture Days

Located at the mouth of the Seguin River and with a protected harbour, Parry Sound was a gathering place for First Nations peoples for centuries prior to the arrival of Europeans. After the 1850s, the growth of logging and then mining spurred development of the town as a hub to access northern Ontario's hinterland. After World War II, Parry Sound became the heart of cottage country in Ontario,...

Celebrate Nanaimo with Culture Days

Now that October is here, it is only a matter of time before the rain on British Columbia's west coast becomes a constant sheet. Now is the perfect moment to get outside while there is still sun left to do it in. To honour the nation-wide Culture Days initiative and celebrate Canada's history and culture, On This Spot is featuring a different city and town across the country each day. Today,...

Explore Vancouver’s Landscape with Culture Days

On This Spot is based in the BC city of Vancouver and has twelve self-guided historical walking tours set in the community. Today, to celebrate Culture Days, we are featuring three of those tours that focus on the human landscape and architect of the city. These tours are available for free both online and through the On This Spot app. They are great opportunities to get outside and explore...

Explore Edmonton with Culture Days

On This Spot has tours in the major cities of almost every province. Alberta is no different; we have tours and dozens of then-and-now photo sets in both Calgary and Edmonton, along with many of the smaller towns in the province. Today, to celebrate the nation-wide initiative of Culture Days, we are featuring two of our Edmonton self-guided walking tours. These tours are available for free...

Celebrate Ucluelet with Culture Days

The coastal BC town of Ucluelet is a unique place with a rich culture and history. Today, in honour of Culture Days, On This Spot is featuring our Ucluelet content. Enjoy our two self-guided walking tours, which dive into the history of the town. Both are available for free online and through the On This Spot app. Go for a walk, explore your community, and learn about Canadian history through...

Celebrate Blackfalds, Alberta, with Culture Days

The nation-wide initiative of Culture Days is a chance to celebrate the rich culture, art, and history of Canada. Today, On This Spot is featuring its content in the Albertan town of Blackfalds. Along with a 23-stop self-guided historical walking tour, we have a 360-degree virtual tour of the Wadey House Visitor Centre. Both are available for free online and through the On This Spot app. Today,...

Celebrate Vulcan, Alberta, with Culture Days

At the heart of Alberta's wheat country is Vulcan, a town named for the Roman God of Fire and the Forge. Today, in honour of the nation-wide initiative of Culture Days, On This Spot is featuring its historic self-guided walking tour of this thriving prairie town, along with our virtual tour of the Vulcan Museum. The 16-stop walking tour and 360 degree virtual tour are both available for free...

Celebrate Salmon Arm with Culture Days

In honour of the nation-wide celebration of Culture Days, On This Spot is featuring content in a different town or city across Canada each day this month. Today, we turn towards the vibrant British Columbian town of Salmon Arm. Located on scenic Shuswap Lake, Salmon Arm sits nestled in a fertile valley between a set of low mountains. Available free online and through the On This Spot app, our...

Celebrate Sault Ste. Marie for Culture Days

Get outside and explore the historic city of Sault Ste. Marie this week! In honour of Culture Days, On This Spot is featuring two of our Sault Ste. Marie self-guided walking tours today. Both are available for free online and through the On This Spot app. For our first tour, follow us on a stroll down Queen Street as we use some of the city's oldest buildings as windows into Sault Ste. Marie's...

Explore Nanaimo during Culture Days

The city of Nanaimo has a rich and vibrant history. Home to the Snuneymuxw First Nations for thousands of years, the place now known as Nanaimo was one of the first places in British Columbia to see substantial European settlement. Today, On This Spot is sharing this history as part of the nation-wide initiative of Culture Days. We are featuring three of our self-guided walking tours that...

Explore Victoria with Culture Days

Are you in British Columbia's capital city this weekend and looking for something to do? To celebrate the nation-wide Culture Days initiative, On This Spot is featuring our Victoria self-guided walking tour. It's a perfect opportunity to get out and explore the city before the wet winter weather truly arrives. The ten-stop tour winds through Victoria's historic downtown and is available free...

Explore Lacombe and Bentley with Culture Days

The towns of Lacombe and Bentley sit between Edmonton and Calgary in Alberta and have been home to First Nations peoples like the Cree, Sautleaux, Blackfoot, Dene and Sioux for at least 12,000 years. Today, On This Spot is featuring its Lacombe and Bentley content in celebration of the nation-wide initiative of Culture Days. In addition to dozens of historical then-and-now photo sets that show...

Explore Castlegar with Culture Days

The fabric of Canada is woven from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and experiences. We are a country made up of many different communities and stories. Today, in honour of Culture Days, On This Spot is featuring a walking tour and a virtual museum tour which delve into the history of the Doukhobor community in Castlegar, BC. The twelve-stop self-guided tour is available for free online and...

Explore Sault Ste. Marie for Culture Days

Today, On This Spot is celebrating the history and culture of the beautiful city of Sault Ste Marie. Until October 24th, we will be taking part in Culture Days, a month long celebration of Canada's history, art, and culture, by featuring a different town or city on our blog every day. All of our content is available for free online or through the On This Spot app. Sault Ste Marie's history has...

A Culture Days Photo Contest in Leduc

A chance to win prints of historical photos is coming to On This Spot users in Alberta today! In celebration of Culture Days, an event running until October 24th all across the country, On This Spot is launching a photo contest in the city of Leduc, near Edmonton. The contest operates through On This Spot's new augmented reality camera feature, available on Apple devices. Find one of the many...

Explore Abbotsford with Culture Days

To celebrate Culture Days in Canada, On This Spot has been sharing featured content in cities and towns across the country this month. Today, we feature not a walking tour but something a little different: a virtual museum tour. Explore the rooms and exhibits of the Trethewey Heritage House in Abbotsford from the comfort of your home and computer. This tour allows you to wander through the halls...

Celebrate Toronto and King Township with Culture Days

Learn about the history of Toronto and the nearby King Township with On This Spot's featured self-guided walking tours. Every day until October 24th, On This Spot will be featuring content in different towns or cities in celebration of the nation-wide initiative of Culture Days. Learn about Canadian history through historical photos that offer direct comparisons of how much the human landscape...

Explore Elgin County with Culture Days

Today, On This Spot is kicking off its content launch in Elgin County with a photo contest in celebration of the nation-wide initiative of Culture Days. App users will have a chance to win historical prints at participating Elgin County museums when they use On This Spot's new Augmented Reality camera feature, available now on Apple devices. Users can use this camera function when they visit...

Explore Vancouver for Culture Days

There is so much to do and see in BC's largest city, especially during the month-long celebration of Culture Days. On This Spot has a total of twelve self-guided walking tours in Vancouver, and today we are featuring three. These tours dive into the city's history and culture, exploring Vancouver's identity through time. They are available for free online and through the On This Spot app. Our...

A Culture Days Photo Contest in Sault Ste. Marie

Along with walking tours, standalone then-and-now photo sets, and virtual museum tours, On This Spot is hosting several photo contests this month to celebrate the national initiative of Culture Days. Our brand new camera feature is available on Apple devices after months of hard work by our development team. It will allow users to seamlessly blend historic photos with their current surroundings....