2017 Governor General's History Awards Recipients

Canadians recognized for their commitment to keeping our history alive.

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Songs For Little People & My Mother Bids Me Bind My Hair

An early recording of popular children’s songs, and a Scottish folk song with an arrangement by Joseph Haydn, performed by a beloved Canadian singer.

France on Canada’s doorstep

A visit to St-Pierre-Miquelon will reward you with a unique experience of this corner of French North America where the language and culture are at once familiar and fascinatingly different.

Expo 67: The Invented Islands

Five years before Expo 67, the site it was going to be held on did not even exist — everything was created from scratch. Bruno Paul Stenson tells us about the process of making Expo 67 a reality, and the exceptional results obtained.

Canada's History Travel Tours

Relax and ride the rails with Canada’s History and Rail Travel Tours.

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

Young boy taking a selfie with historical figures behind him.
Join us at the forum!

Online or in-person, join us November 21, 2017 for the 10th Canada’s History Forum. Speakers will explore what we can do as individuals and as communities to ensure that history has a vital role in the places we live and work. Presenters include some of this year’s Governor General History Awards recipients.

In This Issue

Lost Stories Found

Collaboration by historians and artists reveals diverse histories.

Radio Pioneer

Q&A: Transatlantic messages revolutionized human communications.


From brewers, to rail barons, to oil-and-gas giants, these tycoons changed Canada.

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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

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