Remembering Laird Rankin

Canada’s History mourns passing of former executive director and publisher.

Article / Arts, Culture & Society

Students Turn a Critical Eye on our Past

Online voting underway to select national history forum participants for 2017.

True or False

While celebrating Canada’s birthday, Canadians might want to take some time to separate myth from fact.

A Bridge to the North

The Winnipeg Art Gallery prepares to break ground on the Inuit Art Centre.

Mission Impossible

As an eleventh-hour stand-in for the world’s fair, Montreal had to pull off a miracle to get Expo 67 ready on time.

2016 The Governor General's History Awards

Centre d'archives de Vaudreuil-Soulanges

The Governor General's History Award winning project, Avec les yeux d'hier et d'aujourd'hui, brings together three groups of Vaudreuil-Dorion citizens to breathe new life into the city’s old photos. 

The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford

Voices of the Valley, a museum exhibition developed by The Reach in collaboration with the MSA Museum Society aims to inspire visitors of all ages to explore the rich collections of historical objects, photographs, and archival materials that tell the story of the Abbotsford community through the eyes of individuals who have shaped it.

Maison Saint-Gabriel

Maison Saint-Gabriel, a museum and historic site in Pointe-Saint-Charles, Quebec, made quite an impact with its recent project celebrating the 350th anniversary of the first horses to arrive in New France (1665–2015). 

What's happening in your neighbourhood?

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

 

In This Issue

Lost Generations

An Inuk artist reflects on the legacy of the residential schools in the Far North.

Bale Seal

Bale seals are one of the most commonly forged Hudson’s Bay Company artifacts on the market.

Imperial Plots

Book Review: If anyone can take the topic of colonial settlement on the prairies and make it sing, it’s Carter. A historian in the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta, her focus is the intersection of gendered colonial-Indigenous relations on the prairies. With Imperial Plots, Carter has again proven her talents.

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Education

Montreal Walking Tour

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

Exploring the Past

Bring this map of Canada and these specially made tokens into your classroom to mark each Canadian historic site, person and event your students learn about.

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.