The Fire Horses

Before there were fire engines, there were fire horses — strong, steady steeds who were brave, loyal, and not above occasional mischief.

Article / Transportation

What's happening in your neighbourhood?

Nominate an exceptional history project in your community for this year’s Governor General's History Award.

 

High Priestess of Modern Song

Eva Gauthier pushed boundaries of both music and early twentieth-century comportment during her remarkable international musical career.

The Red Baron on Film

Although a century separates us from the First World War, footage of the legendary German flying ace brings him as close as a computer screen.

Hodul'eh-a: A Place of Learning

Watch now: In this webinar, Tracy Calogheros and Alyssa Tobin will discuss the Hodul’eh-a: A Place of Learning Gallery and Memorandum of Understanding between the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation and the Exploration Place Museum and Science Centre.

2017 The Governor General's History Awards

Naomi Fortier-Fréçon and Leia Laing

Recipients of the 2017 Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Teaching

Rob Flosman

Recipient of the 2017 Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Teaching

Janet Ruest

Recipient of the 2017 Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Teaching

The Governor General's History Awards

Celebrating the very best in Canadian achievements in the field of history and heritage.

In This Issue

Roots: House Histories

Tips for teasing out the tales behind your family home. 

Tobacco Pipes

Clay tobacco pipes became part of European culture after explorers encountered Indigenous peoples in North America in the sixteenth century.

In the Company of Explorers

From the Archives: On the hunt for a historic Hudson Bay island, plus more stories from the Spring 1971 issue of The Beaver.

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Education

Team Names: A Reflection of History

In this lesson students explore the ways in which history is often reflected in the names and logos of sports teams. They research the history of a Canadian community and create and illustrate a team name and logo reflective of its past. 

Canadian Sports History Quiz

Can you answer these twelve questions about Canada’s sports history?

The Greatest Athlete in Canada’s History

This research and persuasive writing activity will inspire your students to think about their favourite Canadian athletes!

The History of Canada’s Favourite Sports

This research activity encourages students to explore the history of their favourite sport!