Organization: Canadian Government Travel Bureau
Product: Advertisement
Year: 1968

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Here’s where your guys beat our guys. Come back, all is forgiven.

This is Old Fort York. Just about all there was to the city of Toronto way back in 1813. After your guys got through with it, there wasn’t even this much! Friendship has been restored for over 150 years, but Canada’s many fortresses just keep right on surrendering. To tourists from both sides of the border.

Take Fort Henry in Kingston, Ontario.

Every summer day, the precision-trained guard displays the drill, 19th centre uniforms and equipment of the Royal Garrison Artillery and British line regiments of 1897. They even shoot off the ancient, muzzle-loading cannon, weather permitting. Everywhere you go in Canada, there are reminders of our early history… in Fort Macleod, Alberta, in restored Gold Rush towns like British Columbia’s Barkerville, and in recreated pioneer villages like Upper Canada Village at Morrisburg. (Not far from Kingston, so you could see Fort Henry and the Village the same day). And if you’re ever down Cape Breton way, be sure to visit Fortress Louisbourg. In the 18th century, it was known as the “Gibraltar of the New World”.

Why not plan a small invasion of your own to Canada this summer? Obviously, we’re ready for you.


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