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From Canada’s early First Nations and Inuit cultures to European exploration, Confederation, women’s suffrage, wartime and beyond.

The Winnipeg Falcons hockey club, gold medallists at the 1920 Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium. (Photo: Hockey Hall of Fame/Library and Archives Canada, PA-050363)

Photo: Hockey Hall of Fame/Library and Archives Canada, PA-050363
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

Les Falcons, club de hockey de Winnipeg, gagnent la médaille d’or olympique en 1920 à Anvers, en Belgique. (Photo: Temple de la renommée du hockey/Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, PA-050363)

Photo: Temple de la renommée du hockey/Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, PA-050363)
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
Canadian Tulip Festival Majors Hill Park Ottawa

Tulips blooming in Ottawa’s Major’s Hill Park during the Canadian Tulip Festival. (Photo: Lu Zhang/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Lu Zhang/Can Geo Photo Club
Although much of the live festival programming has been cancelled due to the pandemic, flower fans will still be able to celebrate online
Franklin expedition epaulettes

A pair of epaulettes that would have been worn as part of the dress uniform of a British Royal Navy officer. These were discovered in officers’ quarters inside the wreck of HMS Erebus and may have belonged to 3rd Lieutenant James Walter Fairholme. (Photo: Parks Canada Agency)

Photo: Parks Canada Agency
“Most successful season” of exploration since the wreck was discovered surfaces 350 artifacts from officers’ quarters
Bill Lishman
The final instalment in our roundup of Canada’s 90 greatest explorers, these seven explorers harnessed the power of technology — or invented their own — to break new ground
Louie Kamookak by Robert Carter

Louie Kamookak. (Illustration: Robert Carter)

Illustration: Robert Carter
Part of our roundup of Canada’s 90 greatest explorers, these 15 explorers harnessed the power of storytelling to inspire others to discover and care for our world
Part of our roundup of 90 of Canada’s greatest explorers, these 17 explorers boldly went where few have dared
Richard Weber
Part of our roundup of 90 of Canada’s greatest explorers, these eight explorers pushed their physical and mental limits in pursuit of knowledge and to inspire others
Henry Larsen
Part of our roundup of Canada’s greatest explorers, these nine explorers made significant crossings of land and water, often in daring or ingenious fashion
Samuel de Champlain
Part of our roundup of 90 of Canada’s greatest explorers, these 16 explorers significantly advanced our knowledge of Canada’s geography through mapping
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