The Maple Leaf Forever & Solveig's Song

Nancy Payne, editor of Kayak, speaks with Joseph Trivers, Music Acquisitions Librarian, about a song that at one time served as Canada’s unofficial national anthem, and a song from a Norwegian play sung by a celebrated Canadian soprano.

Podcast / Arts, Culture & Society

What's happening in your neighbourhood?

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


Interpreting the Treaties

Historical agreements between the Crown and First Nations are fraught with ambiguity.

Ties of Kinship

The Treaty of Niagara is seen by some as marking the true founding of Canada.

The Numbered Treaties

Western Canada’s Treaties were intended to provide frameworks for respectful coexistence.

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

Thinking about history

Historical Thinking concepts help educators and students engage with the past.

Gun case

Gun cases make it easy to transport rifles and shotguns and to protect the weapons from the elements.

Making history

New Canadian History Hall offers thought-provoking look at the past.

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Finding Forgiveness, Building Trust

Treaty Education in Nova Scotia is a reconciliation story that has been many years in the making.

Parallels in Teaching

Educator Rob Jardine outlines the parallels in teaching about the Holocaust and the history of residential schools in Canada.

Montreal Walking Tour

Take a trip to Montreal with this audiowalk to learn about the city’s history.

What Might Canada Be Like If….?

Students develop an understanding of the importance of the process in which unique and historically significant national sites, people and events in Canada are determined and the potential consequences of not recognizing and preserving them.