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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.

Ontario Haunting: The Ghost of the Burlington Canal

For almost two centuries, the Burlington Canal has played a vital role in marine transportation and commerce on the Great Lakes. Initially constructed in...

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...

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...

The Neutral Nation of South-western Ontario

When the first white men came to North America, the north shore of Lake Erie was inhabited a people whose very name is still...

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...

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 Search for the Northwest Passage, Arctic Shipping Route

Part of the mythology of Canada still, the search for the northwest passage began when European explorers sought shorter trade routes to...

S.S. City of Medicine Hat

The province of Saskatchewan is located in the middle of the Canadian prairies and is best known for its vast expanses of land. Commonly...

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...

Iberville at Hudson Bay: 1686 – 1687

Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville displayed characteristic ruthlessness and daring in capturing and retaining three of the Hudson's Bay Company's trading posts. The Hudson's Bay Company...