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10 Great Explorers

A photo gallery of ten men and women, all beautifully illustrated by artist Robert Carter, who could vie for the title of Canada’s Greatest Explorer.

Canada's Greatest Explorer?

We asked five historians to come up with who they thought was Canada’s greatest explorer. Some of their picks were expected, some were not.

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How the Great War inspired John McCrae's "In Flanders Fields." See what's in this issue

Maps That Changed Our World

When it comes to the charting the world, a lot has changed since the age of discovery, when map-making relied heavily on imagination.

Arctic Visions

In the early days of moviemaking, two companies competed to tell the story of the North. Nanook of the North soared to enduring fame; no one remembers the other film.

Painting David Thompson

Artist Don McMaster is bringing to life the story of David Thompson through a series of new paintings. Take a look through the travels and trials of this controversial explorer.

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Captain Cook's Canadian Travels

Famed exporer Captain James Cook is most known for his trips to the South Pacific. But he visited Canada's west coast too. Image: CW Jefferys, LAC.

Viola Desmond

Viola Desmond didn't set out to be a civil rights leader. But when she was removed from a New Glasgow theatre, she fought back in court.

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Andrew Paull: Trailblazing Lawyer

How a Squamish leader beat systemic discrimination to become one of Canada's top legal experts on First Nations issues. Image: NVMA

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A Shot in the Arm

Canada's Museum of Health Care looks at the history of the fight against deadly contagious diseases. Image: Sanofi Pasteur Canada Archives

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New Life for King Eddy

A Calgary landmark gets a new lease on life as the home of the National Music Centre. Image: George Webber

Painting of Sir John A. Macdonald. Celebrating Macdonald's birthday bicentennial.

Sir John A.'s Big Day

Celebrating Macdonald's birthday bicentennial.

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.

Military Chaplains Commemorated: A Toronto church is commemorating military chaplains with a special exhibit.

Military Chaplains Commemorated

A Toronto church is commemorating military chaplains with a special exhibit.

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!

Canada's railways have always held a special place in our history and in our hearts.

Ties That Bind

Canada's railways have always held a special place in our history and in our hearts.

Attack on Bell Island: Listen to a podcast about Bell Island, Newfoundland's, fascinating wartime history as a target of German U-boats.

Attack on Bell Island, Newfoundland

Listen to a podcast about Bell Island, Newfoundland's, fascinating wartime history as a target of German U-boats.

The Château Ramezay commemorates the War of 1812 with items from its collection. Produced as three

1812: Objects to Discover

The Château Ramezay commemorates the War of 1812 with videos of items from its collection. Each video provides a different perspective: Canadian, British and First Nations.

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.

Cartoon Genius

George Feyer was at one time Canada’s most celebrated cartoonist. But fame could not erase his dark side.

John McCrae’s War

How a First World War Canadian army doctor came to write a poem that, a hundred years later, continues to stir the hearts of people around the world.

Freeing the Netherlands

Watch a video with Canadian veterans speaking about their experience of liberating Holland from Nazi occupation in 1945.

Red River Grandmother

Listen to excerpts about the story of Marie-Anne Lagimodière, the first European woman to settle in Canada’s West.

Water Ways

From flimsy skin boats, to graceful canoes, to powerful steamboats, vessels of one kind or another have carried people over the waterways of Canada's West.

Pop Quiz: April-May Issue

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	This object, called a tikanagan, likely once carried a heartily crying baby. It was designed to keep infants warm and safe and to make them easy to carry about.

This object, called a tikanagan, likely once carried a heartily crying baby. It was designed to keep infants warm and safe and to make them easy to carry about.

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Church leaders in England, however, saw Vincent's partly Aboriginal ancestry as a benefit, not a hindrance, to his ministry.

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