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.

Agnes Deans Cameron, Teacher, Journalist, and The New North

Born in Victoria, British Columbia, Agnes Deans Cameron (1863-1912) excelled in education, journeyed to the Arctic, promoted gender equality, worked as a journalist, and...

The ‘George Cross’ Civilian Award Given to Commonwealth Citizens

Wielding his sword, St. George slays the large and intimidating dragon. Radiating strength and courage, the image in silver is a fitting symbol for...

The Columbia District

Queen Victoria chose to use the Columbia District for the foundation of the name for the Colony of British Columbia. The Columbia District was a...

The “Extension of Nation”: Commodity and Commodification

The shift from oral to printing culture affected human beings' perception of society. Nations are global villages where information is a commodity. The 21st century...

Featherstone Lake Osler, ‘Saddlebag Preacher’ in Upper Canada

A wilderness of forests, rocky regions and waterways, Upper Canada was sparsely populated in the early to mid-1800s. Those who came to southern Ontario...

Happyland: The Birth of the Pacific National Exhibition

August 15, 1910. The cover of the five-cent copy of The Vancouver Daily Province featured a cartoon titled All Aboard for the Exhibition. In...

The Massacre at Lachine: Prelude

On the night of 4 August 1689, an army of fifteen hundred Iroquois warriors crouched on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River....