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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.

Lila Bell Acheson Wallace, Co-founder of Reader’s Digest

In magazine racks at checkouts, on coffee tables at dentist and doctor offices, in all sorts of waiting rooms, the covers of Reader’s Digest...

Steamboat “Asia” 1882 Disaster on Georgian Bay

Only teen-aged passengers Christine Morrison and Duncan Tinkiss survived the September 14, 1882 nautical disaster on Georgian Bay. The flat-bottomed ship Asia, built to...

“Albertosaurus” Dinosaur Fossil Found in Alberta in 1884

Scouting for coal and other resources and the best routes for new railways, geologists explored the Red Deer River valley in southern Alberta in...

Georgina Fane Pope, First Matron of Canadian Army Nursing Corps

Nursing Sister Georgina Fane Pope earned Canada's first Royal Red Cross Medal for her dedicated nursing service in the Boer War in South Africa The...

The Massacre at Lachine: The Attack and its Aftermath

Early on the morning of 5 August 1689, the fifteen hundred Iroquois warriors on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River launched their...

Joe Boyle: King of the Klondike

Joe Boyle was a boxing promoter who made a fortune in gold mining. In later life he mingled with presidents, prime ministers, and, romantically,...

Canadians Invested Millions in Victory Loans in WWI and WWII

As soldiers fought the enemy in grim battles overseas in World War One, the Government of Canada fought another battle. The costs of war...

Hudson’s Bay Company’s Ship ‘The Nonsuch’ with Zachariah Gillam

James Bay is in sight! Land ho! The 1668 expedition to Canada's north by explorers Groseilliers and Radisson was a success. It led to...

Quebec’s 1832 Cholera Epidemic

When cholera invaded Quebec City in 1832, this devastating disease gripped people's minds, creating a climate of terror. The corpses it left behind were...

Etienne Brule – Interpreter, Explorer, Traitor

From its founding in 1604, New France's survival depended on the profitability of the fur trade, specifically beaver pelts. Samuel de Champlain, the colony's...