Thursday, February 24, 2011

Destination of the Day: Woodside National Historic Site of Canada, Kitchener, ON

Destination 4 in the series "Hail"

Quick, who is the current Canadian PM and what is his/her party  (see end of the entry for the answer)?  William Lyon Mackenzie King is not the current PM, but is the longest serving PM with terms spanning from 1921 to 1948.  From accounts he was not one of the world's great communicators yet was able to lead Canada through several major events because of his timing and intellect.  Unlike Harding reputation with US historians, Mr. Mackenzie King has been repeatedly ranked the greatest Canadian Prime Minister by Canadian historians.  Woodside is his boyhood home.  

For more information please visit his Wikipedia entry at

Woodside National Historic Site
528 Wellington Street North
Kitchener, ON  N2H 5L5

18 May - 23 Dec, Sun-Sat: 1:00pm-5:00pm (house).  Grounds appear to be open during daylight hours.

Adult: $3.90
Senior: $3.40
Youth: $1.90
Family/Group: $9.80

Answer:  Stephen Harper, Conservative Party

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