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Le trappeur supérieur

Célébration du 100e anniversaire de la naissance de Jean Paul Riopelle, un artiste vénéré qui avait un grand amour de la nature, de la chasse et de la pêche

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People & Culture

Honouring the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jean Paul Riopelle

A revered artist, Riopelle considered the Canadian wilderness to be his muse 

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History

150th anniversary: the Nine Hour Movement and adoption of the Trade Unions Act

Understanding the workers’ protests that paved the way for the creation of unions to advocate for workers’ rights

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History

Le grand égalisateur? Se souvenir de la promesse de la Loi sur la citoyenneté canadienne.

La Loi sur la citoyenneté canadienne est entrée en vigueur le 1er janvier 1947. Elle a défini pour la première fois la citoyenneté canadienne et a contribué…

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History

The great equalizer? Remembering the promise of the Canadian Citizenship Act

The act was meant to formalize Canada’s national identity — and keep the peace

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“The Switzerland of America”

How the Canadian Pacific Railway turned amenity into luxury with its now-forgotten mountain hotel dining stations

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New exhibit spotlights weird and wonderful artifacts from Canadian history

The Canadian Museum of History’s newest exhibit, Unexpected! Surprising Treasures From Library and Archives Canada, opens Dec. 9

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History

150e anniversaire : le Mouvement des neuf heures et l’adoption de la Loi sur les syndicats

Pour comprendre les protestations des travailleurs qui ont ouvert la voie à la création de syndicats pour promouvoir les droits des ouvriers

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People & Culture

Rivers of resistance: A history of the Métis Nation of Ontario

“We were tired of hiding behind trees.” The ebb and flow of Métis history as it has unfolded on Ontario’s shores 

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History

The Alex Fraser Bridge: A critical link in British Columbia’s highway system

In his newest book, Incredible Crossings, renowned historian and best-selling author, Derek Hayes, combines hundreds of visuals with meticulously researched commentary to educate readers on the bridges, tunnels and inland ferries that connect British Columbia 

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People & Culture

An extraordinary presence: Remembering Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II loved Canada. As proof, look no further than what she has bequeathed us: the possibility to keep evolving our system of government.

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History

Old photo of two climbers looking out over a ridge climbing Mount Logan

History

From the archives: Frozen feat — a personal account of the 1925 expedition to conquer Mount Logan

The journey a master mountaineer described “one of the strangest ventures of my life.”

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On the Rock, waiting for the roll

Writer Stephen Smith takes to Newfoundland’s shores in his quest to see the ‘capelin roll’ — the spawning spectacle of a tiny fish with a massive ecological, historical and cultural impact

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Plan of Melville Island

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The little-known history of Halifax’s island hoosegow

Today it’s home to a yacht club, but two centuries ago Melville Island was packed with prisoners, not boats

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Fur traders in Canada, trading with Indians (1777)

History

Five companies that dominated the Canadian fur trade

Hooked on new TV show Frontier? Here are the real-life titans of Canada’s first industry.

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Meghan Greeley as Lucy Maud Montgomery in Historica Canada's newest Heritage Minute

People & Culture

New Heritage Minute reveals the secret life of Lucy Maud Montgomery

Though beloved for her books featuring plucky heroines, the celebrated novelist privately battled depression and the sexist attitudes of the early 20th century

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Travel

The resurrection of Upper Fort Garry

Upper Fort Garry Heritage Provincial Park aims to bring history to life with new technological installation

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