Quebec has Landed in time for Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day

We have an exciting announcement to make! This Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day we’ve launched coverage in Quebec City and Montreal, our first projects in Quebec. They’ve been a very long time coming. We’ve done projects across BC, the prairies and Ontario, but we’ve held off with Quebec until we were fully confident we could offer the tours both in French and English, and were familiar enough...

We’ve launched Sault Ste. Marie coverage!

We're thrilled to announce the launch of Sault Ste. Marie in the On This Spot app! It's the culmination of a year long partnership with Tourism Sault Ste. Marie, the Sault Downtown Association, and the Sault Ste. Marie Museum. At the eastern end of Lake Superior, Sault's history dates back millennia--from an ancient gathering place for Indigenous peoples, to a critical outpost in the fur trade,...

Abbotsford Coverage has Launched!

February 24, 2020. We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our Abbotsford coverage in the On This Spot app! We’ve been working with Christina Reid at Heritage Abbotsford to build two walking tours in Abbotsford, a rapidly growing community in BC’s Lower Mainland. The first tour gives a broad overview of Downtown Abbotsford’s history showing the community’s growth since its founding in...

On This Spot launches in Stonewall, MB!

February 20, 2020 After a year in the works, we’re proud to announce the launch of 80 photo opportunities and two comprehensive walking tours! Check out our Stonewall content here! Located 25 kilometers north of Winnipeg, Stonewall got its start in the 1880s as an industrial town with a multinational workforce who toiled in the limestone quarries. The quarries and the limestone kilns that...

Edmonton Coverage is Live!

A view of the Macdonald Hotel in downtown Edmonton across the North Saskatchewan River. August 7, 2019 We’re excited to announce the launch Edmonton content as part of our partnership with the City of Edmonton! You can check it out here. The project includes two walking tours, one on early history of historic Strathcona, and another focusing on John Walter, an early entrepreneur who played an...

Just in time for Canada Day we’ve launched Ottawa coverage!

June 26, 2019 The coverage includes 60 historic photos we’ve recreated and a walking tour around Parliament Hill that shines a spotlight on the history of the Canadian Confederation through events in the nation’s capital, from the founding of the city in the 19th Century to the burning of Parliament in 1916, and the Cold War odyssey of Igor Gouzenko. This is a fantastic free activity for...

On This Spotting in Ucluelet

March 25, 2019 We just had a great time doing photography and research in beautiful Ucluelet on Canada’s Wild Pacific Coast. We’re working with Discover Ucluelet and the Ukee Historical Society to develop a couple walking tours examining the community’s intimate relationship with the sea (there was no land connection until 1959!) and the seaplane base the Canadian military set up there...