Sunday, October 2, 2022

Canadian History

From Newfoundland to British Columbia, to the farthest reaches of the Territories in the great white North, Canada is a country steeped in rich history.

The explorers who mapped the vast terrain make up but a portion of Canada’s fascinating tales. The immigrants who followed came to find better lives. Through hard labour, they endured to construct homes, villages and cities on vast, empty lands. And then those sturdy newcomers invented amazing things they and the world could use.

Canadian stories are filled with grand adventures, deep passion and love of country. Come along with me to explore the intriguing history of Canada. You just might be surprised.

Dollard des Ormeaux – Unwitting Hero of Long Sault

The battle which Adam Dollard des Ormeaux and his comrades fought against Iroquois warriors at Long Sault in 1660 was an offshoot...

Denonville’s Ill-Fated March on the Senecas

On 1 August 1685 Jacques Rene de Brisay, Marquis de Denonville and newly appointed Governor of New France, arrived at Quebec. An experienced military...

The SS Mont Blanc Explosion in Halifax Harbor

The collision of the SS Imo and the SS Mont Blanc, heavily laden with wartime chemicals, set off an explosion that devastated the entire...

Joseph B. Tyrrell, Noted Geologist, Gold Miner, Dinosaur Hunter

Scarlet fever struck Joseph Tyrrell when he was a young child and the illness left him with permanent hearing damage. Tyrrell, born on November...

Lady Ishbel Aberdeen, Co-Founder of Victorian Order of Nurses

The Majoribanks family was the upper crust of English and Scottish society, the stern Sir Dudley Coutts Majoribanks the 1st Baron of Tweedmouth. A...

The Oak Island Money Pit

The Oak Island Money Pit located in Nova Scotia, Canada is a site where buried treasure is rumoured to lie. It's also a site...

Artist Paraskeva Clark Painted Canadians at Work and at War

At the end of her long and flourishing career as a prominent fine artist, Paraskeva Clark made startling statements. Difficulties Faced by Women Artists “I would...

Arctic Expedition Ship HMCS Karluk Crushed in Ice, January 1914

The steam-whaler heavily loaded with supplies and equipment to last for many months, Captain Robert Bartlett and his crew sailed north from Victoria, BC....

Armed Yacht HMCS Raccoon Torpedoed in September 1942

An escort guarding Convoy QS-33 in the St. Lawrence River, HMCS Raccoon was attacked and sunk by a lurking U-boat. Four merchant ships were...

Champlain’s Last Campaign

On 1 September 1615 Samuel de Champlain, explorer and deputy viceroy of New France, left the Huron village of Cahiague in the company of...