90+ Years of History in Your Pocket

The Canada’s History Archive, featuring The Beaver, is now available for browsing online for free.

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A Journal of Progress

Hugh Conn: Legendary Arctic Traveller

A tribute and a record of northern journey which places this retiring fur trade officer in the ranks of Most Celebrated Arctic Travellers.

S.S. Baychimo Icebound

The Hudson’s Bay Company did not want to leave their employees a second winter without communication from the outside world whenever it could be avoided... so in 1931 an aeroplane was chartered for the most northerly commercial flight ever attempted during this era.

90+ Years of History in Your Pocket


Canada’s History Archive, featuring The Beaver, is now available for your browsing pleasure!

Magazine of the North

Voyageurs on the Nile

A force of loggers and rivermen was Canada’s contribution to the Khartoum Expedition in 1884.

The Living Stone

Stone sculptures and implements produced by the Inuit of the eastern Arctic in the early 1950s.

The Saga of Northern Radio

In addition to its commercial importance, the creation of a fur-trade radio network in the 1930s brought far-reaching changes to the lives of Northern residents.

Exploring Canada's History


One of the few women to have been accorded a place in the history of the Canadian North is Thanadelthur, more widely known as the Slave Woman.

The Way We Ate

From the ortolan pâté of New France to Alberta’s prairie oysters, Canadians have long enjoyed a rich culinary history

The Explorers' Garden

In the dead of a typical Canadian winter, a rose by any other name than Explorer would not be as hardy.

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