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Bows and Arrows

It wasn't the first to cross the Atlantic, or the fastest, but Canadians were still thrilled at the arrival of the first dirigible in Canada.

The First Dirigible in Canada

It wasn't the first to cross the Atlantic, or the fastest, but Canadians were still thrilled at the arrival of the first dirigible in Canada.

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Sir Wilfred Laurier and Canada's Jews

In the annals of Canadian Jewish history, it is well known that Prime Minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier is alleged to have promised part of Manitoba to the Jews as a place where they might be granted "a...

Scooping the War

For the cameramen of the Second World War, half the battle was about making their film the first to hit the newsreels.

Sounds Like History

In this episode, Archivist Joseph Trivers and Mark Reid discuss the meaning of the word "vamp" and the role it played in a naughty jazz age song.

The Roma in Peterborough

When sixty "gypsies" set up camp on an extension of George Street in Peterborough, Ontario, in the early summer of 1909, they caused a sensation.

Washday: The Weekly Ritual

Doing the laundry—and doing it well—has been an integral part of female culture for generations.

1816: The Year Without Summer

Miserable. Gloomy. Freezing cold. In 1816, that’s how the summer unfolded and it would be 70 years before we would understand why.

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When Bill Miner crossed the border to stage one of Canada’s first train robberies, people were impressed with his manners.

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Made in Canada

Five of the brightest lights in early Hollywood had Canadian roots.

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Making noise

Many of Hollywood's most distinctive, Oscar-winning sound effects were the work of Canadian Douglas Shearer.

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The best year of his life

Nova Scotia’s Harold Russell is the only person to win two Oscars for the same role.

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How Canadians shaped Hollywood

Canadians Mary Pickford and Mack Sennett helped forge the character of Hollywood in the silent era.

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Kamloops meets Karloff

William Pratt wasn’t getting much work as an actor. He decided to change his name. “Boris Karloff” sounded much more exotic.

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The Canadian Arctic Expedition 1913-1918

The white leaders got the glory but it was the Inuit expedition members who made it all possible.

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Devilfish of Newfoundland

Long thought to be a creature of myth, the fearsome giant squid turned out to be real afterall.

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Archaeologists return to the site of HMS Erebus, a ship from Sir John Franklin’s lost expedition.

Watch how the Hudson’s Bay Company’s 400-year-old records became the property of the people of Canada.

Celebrating the HBC’s Legacy

Watch how the Hudson’s Bay Company’s 400-year-old records became the property of the people of Canada.

The book is in stores now and the companion website (with stories you won't find in the book) is now live!

Great War Album

The book is in stores now and the companion website (with stories you won't find in the book) is now live!

Are valuable antiques hiding in your attic? Canada's History wants to help you!

What's it worth?

Are valuable antiques hiding in your attic? Canada's History wants to help you!

For a fresh take on the war, watch our original video series hosted by Tim Compeau.

War of 1812: A Video Field Guide

For a fresh take on the war, watch our original video series hosted by Tim Compeau.

Readers: submit old photos that capture a moment, important or ordinary, in Canada's history.

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Readers: submit old photos that capture a moment, important or ordinary, in Canada's history.

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Laurier’s Sunny Ways

On the 175th anniversary of Wilfrid Laurier’s birth, three writers weigh in with their thoughts on a prime minister who stood firmly on middle ground.

Unearthing Eldorado

More than a century after the Klondike gold rush, a new treasure has been revealed — the diary of a prospector.

War Crimes

In 2011, on the seventieth anniversary of the Battle of Hong Kong, we revisited the terrible fate of the Canadians who were sent to protect the British colony.

Rupert’s Land

The dashing prince who did much to shape the direction of Canada was not your run-of-the-mill royal.

The Evil Deeds of Dr. Cream

Was Jack the Ripper a McGill University graduate?

Moose Jaw's Urban Legend

The Saskatchewan city is encouraging visitors to explore its rum-running tunnel legacy. But is the tunnel lore based in fact? Or, is it an urban legend?

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	Bows and arrows were one form of hunting implement.

Bows and arrows were one form of hunting implement.

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Sabrina Birk and her daughter, Miriam, awaited an uncertain future in a Jewish refugee camp in Kishiniv, Romania. Escaping revolution-torn Russia, they lived hand to mouth for three years before sailing to Canada on the S.S. Madonna in 1924.

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