’Edifica’ - History in Hand


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Edifica is your own personal guide to uncovering the historic places of Canada’s beautiful port cities: Victoria, Québec City and Halifax, as well as the major sites of the War of 1812. With Edifica, you can access stories, historical facts, descriptions, images and links to over 700 historic places officially recognized for their local, provincial and national importance.

As your handy travel guide, whether touring in person or virtually, Edifica will give you insight into the unique, striking and wondrous historic places that add character to local neighbourhoods, downtowns, and bustling ports.


  • GPS function that maps your current location and can guide you to a place of interest;
  • Thematic stories that reveal unique aspects of each of the 3 cities’ history;
  • Ability to save your favourite places and share them via Facebook and Twitter.

Edifica is the first mobile app developed by Canada’s Historic Places, a successful federal-provincial-territorial partnership dedicated to creating the definitive register of all historic places in Canada officially recognized for their heritage value. The entire Register of over 12,500 historic places is available online at www.historicplaces.ca.

Developed by
Parks Canada
Device Formats
Date Published
February 20, 2013
  • parks
  • History
  • maps

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