On the Frontlines of Disaster

The Halifax Explosion of 1917 resulted in a medical emergency the likes of which Canada had never seen.

Article / Transportation

A Community's Loss

The Mohawk of Kahnawake were renowned for their skill and agility when it came to high-steel construction. But in 1907, they were the hardest hit when the Quebec Bridge collapsed.

The Disaster Song Tradition

DisasterSongs.ca is a research project that looks at the role music plays in the way we cope with and remember disasters in Canada.

The Origin of Disaster Reporting

Nova Scotia had seen worse disasters, but the 1936 Moose River mine collapse transformed the nature of radio and changed journalism forever.

2017 Book and Gift Guide

Our 14th annual advertising section offers a wide selection of books for Canadian history lovers.

2017 The Governor General's History Awards

Hodul'eh-a: A Place of Learning

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

Spirit Lines: Northern Outreach Project

Recipient of the 2017 Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Museums: History Alive!

History Goes to the Market

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

Know a teacher who made a difference?

Nominations for the Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Teaching are accepted all year round.

In This Issue

The Halifax Explosion: Canada's Worst Disaster

Open Book: Ken Cuthbertson explains the devastation that occurred in the minutes immediately following the explosion. 

Roots: Cellular Sleuthing III

Using DNA to fish in the genetic pool.

Tea Doll

Not every doll that attends a child’s tea party is a tea doll. 

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Education

If Confederation Happened Today

Use this activity and the 2017 Summer issue of Kayak ​to engage your students with the concept of Confederation by asking them to think about it happening today! 

10 Places with Indigenous Names

Use the Summer 2017 issue of Kayak to help your students match these Indigenous place names with their meanings!

Educate 150

Explore our Canada 150 Education Packages featuring K-12 lesson plans, activities, and resources.