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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Canada's History Archive featuring The Beaver

The Birth of an Industry

September 1941, Clarence Birdseye describes his food preservation adventures during a 1913 junket in Labrador. It was this trip that inspired his experiments in quick-freezing vegetables.

Totem Pole Carver

March 1952, Kwakiutl carver Mungo Martin preserves decaying totem poles for the University of British Columbia as well as designs and creates two new ones.

Encounter: Vilhjamur Stefansson

December 2004-January 2005, in likely one of the last articles that he wrote prior to his passing, Pierre Berton argues that while Vilhjamur Stefansson courted controversy, he also brought much needed attention to the North and its people.

A.Y. Jackson: A Portfolio of Arctic Sketches

Spring 1967, a portfolio of eight sketches by A.Y. Jackson were published, followed by a profile written by his niece Naomi Jackson Groves.

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 river-men 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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