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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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Dr. Louis Slotin and "The Invisible Killer"

A young Canadian scientist working on the Manhattan Project gave his life to save his friends when an experiment went wrong.

Washday: The Weekly Ritual

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

Rough Science in the Bush

Like oil today, in 1843 coal was essential to economic development. But William Logan found no coal in the Province of 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.

Lifeboat Suitcase

Fear not, travellers! Your adventures out on the high seas need not be dangerous– that is, if you bring the right luggage.

Borderlands: Interview with Michel Hogue

For the Metis, the forty-ninth parallel was first a blessing, then a curse.

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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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