’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
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Date Published
February 20, 2013
  • parks
  • History
  • maps

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Submitted by Sheila Bishop on January 15, 2019 - 7:13 PM

Im trying to find the security i have with the apps i never asked for these apps and my person life and privacy is violated from nowing my history of knowledge of the survival skills and impact of feeling ashamed of any wrong doing i have caused but this virus has stocked my private lifePlease forgive me

Submitted by Tara Sketchley on August 25, 2017 - 10:29 PM

Something is very wrong in this app. When I opened it for the first time, it eventually settled on this page: "Warning Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit, sed diam nonummy nibh. laoreet dolore magna aliquam erat volutpat. Ut wisi enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exerci tation ullamcorper suscipit lobortis nisl ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis autem vel eum iriure dolor in hendrerit in vulputate velit esse molestie consequat."

Submitted by open-ouvert on August 28, 2017 - 8:05 PM

Hi Tara, Thank you for your feedback, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. I have sent your comment over to Parks Canada for their attention. Sabrina Open Government Team