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Canada’s History Archive, featuring The Beaver, is now available for your browsing pleasure!
A tribute and a record of northern journey which places this retiring fur trade officer in the ranks of Most Celebrated Arctic Travellers.
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.
A force of loggers and rivermen was Canada’s contribution to the Khartoum Expedition in 1884.
Stone sculptures and implements produced by the Inuit of the eastern Arctic in the early 1950s.
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.
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.
From the ortolan pâté of New France to Alberta’s prairie oysters, Canadians have long enjoyed a rich culinary history
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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Fiction Feature: In 1947, a nationwide food-fight erupts when Canadian children boycott chocolate.
A brother and sister keep each other going after the Halifax Explosion sends windows, branches and fences flying.
A young boy in the 1930s has trouble deciding what to give his family for Christmas. He is inspired by his sister to create a handmade gift, but Davy puts his own spin on it.
Canada’s History Archive also features both English and French versions of Kayak: Canada’s History Magazine for Kids.