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.

Podcast / Arts, Culture & Society

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.

Handle with Care - Legacies of Confederation

Watch now: in this video Canada's History goes behind-the-scenes at the Manitoba Museum to view and to touch artifacts and specimens.

The Word on the Street Toronto

Now in its third decade, the festival is a reader’s delight, with everything from self-published non-fiction to major Canadian bestsellers. Come see us there!

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

The Bren Gun Girl

Her natural beauty made her the perfect model for a national propaganda poster campaign. 

Roots: Cellular Sleuthing

Using DNA to test conjectures about your family history. 

Married to History

A Winnipeg couple goes back in time at their 1815-inspired historical wedding.

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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.