Top 100 Results

Most Relevant

History

Here comes the sun: Canada’s first astronomical observatory

Fredericton, home to the William Brydone Jack Observatory, will be one of the few Canadian cities to experience the total solar eclipse that crosses North America on April 8

  • 742 words
  • 3 minutes
Advertisement

Podcasts

Explore

Manitoba

History

History

Excerpt from Searching for Franklin: New Answers to the Great Arctic Mystery

Arctic historian Ken McGoogan takes an in-depth, contemporary perspective on the legacy of Sir John Franklin, offering a new explanation of the famous Northern mystery

  • 2400 words
  • 10 minutes

History

“The Switzerland of America”

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

  • 717 words
  • 3 minutes

History

Ham radio and the world of amateur radio operators

A dive into the fascinating evolution of radio, starting from the first received message at Signal Hill, Newfoundland  

  • 2442 words
  • 10 minutes

History

Little Hawaii: The history of Hawaiians in Pacific Canada

A look into one of the least-known migrations in North America

  • 812 words
  • 4 minutes

History

Excerpt from Gone Viking III: The Holy Grail

Bestselling author Bill Arnott embarks on an extraordinary adventure, trekking the ancient world, unearthing Viking secrets and more to reveal history’s most elusive treasure, the holy grail

  • 915 words
  • 4 minutes
Advertisement

Articles

History

La trace écrite

Un regard sur le système d’identification utilisé pour contrôler les résidents chinois, à l’occasion du 100e anniversaire de la loi sur l’exclusion des Chinois

  • 972 words
  • 4 minutes

exploration

Pierre-Elliott Trudeau

history

commemorate canada

History

Le célèbre enfant de Guelph

Un regard sur la vie et l’héritage de John McCrae à l’occasion du 150e anniversaire de sa naissance

  • 769 words
  • 4 minutes
Advertisement

Bulk Search Results

History

The untold story of the Hudson’s Bay Company

A look back at the early years of the 350-year-old institution that once claimed a vast portion of the globe

  • 4473 words
  • 18 minutes

History

Going to Klondyke: The 19th-century game that brought the gold rush into American homes

Published in the New York Journal as a fanciful full-page map, Going to Klondyke encouraged everyday newspaper readers to try their luck at gold prospecting in the Yukon

  • 451 words
  • 2 minutes

History

50 ans de multiculturalisme: quand les expériences vécues font l’histoire

Dora Nipp, directrice générale de la Multicultural History Society of Ontario, réfléchit à l'importance de consigner les histoires des migrants, des communautés ethniques et des Autochtones comme moyen essentiel de comprendre le Canada au XXe siècle et au-delà

  • 1361 words
  • 6 minutes

History

50 years of multiculturalism: Where lived experiences make history

Dora Nipp, CEO of the Multicultural History Society of Ontario, reflects on the importance of chronicling migrant, ethnic and Indigenous stories as an essential means to understanding Canada in the 20th century and beyond

  • 1134 words
  • 5 minutes
Hebron Mission Station 1906 with Harmony ship in background

History

When death came to Labrador

An excerpt from We All Expected to Die: Spanish Influenza in Labrador, 1918-1919

  • 1234 words
  • 5 minutes
Franklin expedition epaulettes

History

Artifacts retrieved from Erebus wreck reveal snapshot of life on doomed ship

“Most successful season” of exploration since the wreck was discovered surfaces 350 artifacts from officers’ quarters

  • 809 words
  • 4 minutes

History

Toronto’s crown jewel: the CN Tower

Fifty years ago, construction began on the CN Tower, now it stands as the pinnacle of the Toronto skyline

  • 584 words
  • 3 minutes
University of Toronto old medical building

History

Diabetes breakthrough: the discovery of insulin

A century ago, the medical school building at the University of Toronto was the site of a momentous scientific breakthrough

  • 790 words
  • 4 minutes
University of Toronto old medical building

History

Percée dans le traitement du diabète

Il y a un siècle, le bâtiment de l’école de médecine de l'Université de Toronto était le site de la découverte révolutionnaire de l’insuline 

  • 913 words
  • 4 minutes

History

Remembering Canada’s first Olympic hockey gold

Winning gold 100 years ago in Antwerp, Belgium, Canada’s team set a standard for Olympic hockey dominance that would last for three more successive Games

  • 699 words
  • 3 minutes

History

Célébration du centenaire de l’élection de la première députée du Canada, Agnes Macphail

Un siècle plus tard, l’ancienne politicienne fédérale Catherine McKenna fait le point sur ce qui a changé — et sur le chemin qu’il nous reste à parcourir.

  • 1061 words
  • 5 minutes

History

Living on the edge: Becoming Toronto

A map of Toronto in 1878 shows a small city on the brink of massive expansion.

  • 766 words
  • 4 minutes
UN, United Nations, 1945, LAC

History

Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the signing of the United Nations charter

Tracing the history of the United Nations with a map, produced for schools in 1947 to commemorate the momentous coming together of the planet for a greater good

  • 536 words
  • 3 minutes

History

75 years after Viola Desmond’s stand against segregation, former theatre honours her legacy

On Nov. 8, 1946, Viola Desmond made history at the Roseland Theatre in New Glasgow, N.S. Seventy-five years later, the building’s exterior pays tribute to her life through art.

  • 660 words
  • 3 minutes
The Tuglavina family at Okak, 1915, right to left: Arnatuk, Renatus (Kuttaktok), Josef and Jonas

History

The man who challenged the Hudson’s Bay Company

The amazing story of Renatus Tuglavina, remembered in northern Labrador as a folk hero

  • 2004 words
  • 9 minutes

History

Excerpt: 305 Lost Buildings of Canada

Raymond Biesinger and Alex Bozikovic uncover the legacies of buildings from across that country that are now gone but still have something to say

  • 1618 words
  • 7 minutes

History

Grosse Île: Canada’s quarantine island

During the mass Irish migration to Canada 175 years ago, some 100,000 people passed through the quarantine island — and more than 5,000 died there

  • 783 words
  • 4 minutes

History

L’évolution du cinéma Roseland : 75 ans après le combat de Viola Desmond contre la ségrégation

Le 8 novembre 1946, Viola Desmond est entrée dans l’histoire au cinéma Roseland. Soixante-quinze ans plus tard, le site poursuit son travail de sensibilisation auprès de la communauté.

  • 554 words
  • 3 minutes

History

A century ago today, the Bluenose made history

100 years ago — on October 22, 1921 — the iconic Nova Scotian schooner was victorious in its first major race

  • 522 words
  • 3 minutes
Soft sunrise colours over Niagara Falls

History

Niagara Falls is actually a marvel of engineering

A book by environmental historian Daniel Macfarlane reveals the decades of technological feats and cross-border politics that went into “fixing” one of North America’s most important natural sites

  • 1255 words
  • 6 minutes
A Black and white photo of a sign that says

History

Gateway to Canada: A look back at Pier 21

Canada’s last active seaport immigration shed closed 50 years ago — a look back at Pier 21

A painted portrait of a ship on the ocean waves

History

Derrière les voiles

Le symbolisme du Bluenose, l’emblématique goélette canadienne de pêche et de course, est peut-être tout aussi pertinent aujourd’hui qu’il y a 100 ans, lorsque le navire a touché l’eau pour la première fois

A painted portrait of a ship on the ocean waves

History

Bluenose: Behind the sails

The symbolism of the iconic Canadian fishing and racing schooner Bluenose may be as relevant today as it was 100 years ago when the ship first hit the water

  • 3226 words
  • 13 minutes
A topographical map of the Canadian Rockies from the early 1900's

History

Picturing the mountains

A French-born Canadian changed the world of mapping by photographing the Rockies

  • 354 words
  • 2 minutes

History

Discovery history: Race to the top

A 17th-century circumpolar map shows the early days of Arctic exploration

  • 447 words
  • 2 minutes

History

Excerpt from The Pull of the Stars

Author Emma Donoghue’s novel about the 1918 pandemic offers up many parallels to our 2020 pandemic experience

  • 718 words
  • 3 minutes

History

Guerre sur l’eau

La participation du Canada à la bataille de l’Atlantique, montrée ici, est considérée comme étant son rôle le plus crucial dans la guerre.

  • 506 words
  • 3 minutes

History

War on the water: Charting Canada’s critical role in the passage of ships during the Second World War

Canada’s part in the Battle of the Atlantic, shown here, is considered its most essential role in the war

  • 379 words
  • 2 minutes

History

Célébration du 75e anniversaire de la signature de la Charte des Nations Unies

Retracer l’histoire des Nations Unies à l’aide d’une carte, réalisée pour les écoles en 1947 afin de commémorer le grand moment de l’union de la planète pour le plus grand bien

  • 615 words
  • 3 minutes

History

Célébrant les 100 ans du Groupe des Sept

La première exposition des artistes avait lieu le 7 mai 1920

  • 593 words
  • 3 minutes

History

Celebrating 100 years of the Group of Seven

Their first exhibition was May 7, 1920 at what is now the Art Gallery of Ontario

  • 566 words
  • 3 minutes

History

L’histoire inédite de la Compagnie de la Baie d’Hudson

Une rétrospective des débuts de l’institution fondée il y a 350 ans, qui revendiquait autrefois une part importante du globe

  • 5168 words
  • 21 minutes

History

En souvenir de la première médaille d’or de hockey olympique du Canada

Gagnante de la médaille d’or il y a 100 ans à Anvers (Belgique), l’équipe canadienne a établi une domination en hockey olympique qui a duré pendant trois autres Jeux successifs

  • 816 words
  • 4 minutes

History

Annulés, mais pas oubliés : les Jeux d’hiver de l’Arctique célèbrent leur 50e anniversaire!

L’année 1970 marquait la naissance des Jeux, créés pour donner aux athlètes nordiques plus d’occasions de s’entraîner et de participer à des compétitions

  • 717 words
  • 3 minutes

History

Cancelled but not forgotten: The 50th anniversary of the Arctic Winter Games

Games were started in 1970 to give northern athletes more opportunities for training and competition

  • 667 words
  • 3 minutes
Woodcut of Pierre-Esprit Radisson next to cover of Mark Bourrie's book

History

Adventurer, turncoat, cannibal: the remarkable story of Pierre-Esprit Radisson

In his new book Bush Runner: The Adventures of Pierre-Esprit Radisson, Mark Bourrie examines the larger-than-life legacy of the French-Canadian fur trader 

  • 1058 words
  • 5 minutes
Flight of the Highlanders, settlement, Canada, Scotland, Scottish, Manitoba, Metis

History

Flight of the Highlanders: The Making of Canada

A new book by Ken McGoogan traces the experiences of Scottish Highlanders evicted from their homes to pre-Confederation Canada

  • 2675 words
  • 11 minutes
The Flag Committee, Canada, Flag, maple leaf, 1965

History

Four flags that almost became Canada’s national flag

Our beloved red-and-white maple leaf flag was raised on Feb. 15, 1965, but not before years of angry debates and a parade of competing designs were put down

  • 880 words
  • 4 minutes
Women in Nunavut running across a snow-covered field towards the camera

History

Throwback Thursday: Nunavut up and running

On April 1, 1999, Canada’s youngest population took control of its largest territory. Here’s how Canadian Geographic covered the story. 

  • 2880 words
  • 12 minutes
A tribute placed at the Vimy Memorial

History

The next 100 years

Now that a century has passed since the end of the First World War, is it inevitable that efforts to remember the events of the war will start to fade?

  • 1029 words
  • 5 minutes