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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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Slow Road to Tolerance

It took a long time for Canadians to accept each others’ differences, never mind to view diversity as desirable.

An Expo 67 Kaleidoscope

Was Expo 67 the greatest world’s fair ever? Of course it was.

Reluctant Union

Sixty years after joining Canada, the Rock is no longer in a hard place.

Disparate Duo

Born as twins in 1905, Alberta and Saskatchewan grew apart. Single-minded visionaries, hardening ideologies, and nature’s lottery helped turn the two provinces into a disparate duo.

Fenian Threat

A hundred and fifty years ago, Canadians were terrorized by the threat posed by Irish insurgents who were massing large armies across the border.

Remembering Beaumont-Hamel

July 1, 2016, marks the one-hundred-year anniversary of a devastating battle that remains seared in the collective memory of the people of Newfoundland and Labrador.  

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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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Wanting a suitable memento of their aging mother, Gertrude's children arranged a portrait session for her with the famed photographer, Yousuf Karsh.

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