Founding of Ville-Marie

Three hundred and seventy-five years ago, a small group of French settlers faced unthinkable hardship and danger to establish what would become the great city of Montréal. 

Article / French Canada

The Mystery Village

Before there was Montéal, there was Hochelaga – A sixteenth-century agricultural community that mysteriously vanished. 

Happy 375th Anniversary, Montreal!

Explore a timeline of Montreal’s 375-year history!

Montréal's Griffintown Reborn

Historic Irish neighbourhood is enjoying a renaissance.

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.

Famous Faces

Introducing a few of the many Montréalers who became important figures in Canadian history.

Victory at Vimy

How training, timing, and new battle tactics helped Canada capture Vimy Ridge. 

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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.