Kayak in the Classroom


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Beyond Gold Mountain: Canadians of Chinese Descent

Exploring stories of Canadians of Chinese descent.

Rights and Freedoms

How Canada got to be one of the freest countries in the world.


Bodies and brains all work differently. This issue explores those (dis)abilities throughout Canada’s past.

Symbols in Canada

We’ve always had things that symbolized our communities and, later, our country.

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Who Do We Remember... and How?

All over Canada people are rethinking the people and events we commemorate (remember). Statues fall, schools and streets are renamed. How do we decide? And what do you think?

Seeking Safety

Everyone who lives in Canada has a different story about how they and their family ended up where they did. What’s yours?

Black History in Canada

In this special issue of Kayak we are joined by guest editor Natasha Henry who shares some amazing stories and examples of the ways Black Canadians built and shaped this country. This is an expanded version of the 2018 issue.

We are all Treaty People

Guest editor Cynthia Bird of Peguis First Nation explores Treaties and the historic Treaty relationship between First Nations peoples and the British Crown, now represented by the government of Canada.

Settling in Canada

When Europeans starting coming to North America to live, they changed everything. How did they affect the people who were already here? Where did the newcomers come from and where did they settle? And how did they live?

French Anglais and More

Why does it matter what language we speak? Or whether anyone else speaks our language?

How Furs Built Canada

There’s no way we can tell you everything about the fur trade era, but in this issue, you’ll discover some of the people behind the fur trade, the good and bad it caused, and how it shaped our country.

Great Canadian Women

This special digital issue celebrates some of the amazing women who helped make our country what it is today.

Sports Stories

Whether you like to play sports or watch them; ride your bike or be part of a team, this issue of Kayak brings you great stories from our sporting history.

Summer 2017

We celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday and how our country came to be with the silly, the serious and the surprising stories of our past. Meet some of the people who helped bring democracy to our country, the people who made it a country, and the people who watched along the way.

Happy Birthday Canada!

The April 2017 issue of Kayak looks at 150 people, places and things that tell the story of Canada.

Remembering the Great War

A special digital-only edition of Kayak aimed at Grades 2–6. You will find stories about the major battles, about kids’ lives back home, and about how anger around conscription divided the country.

Our Flag Turns 50

Our flag is one of the easiest to recognize in the entire world. It first flew February 15, 1965, so the February 2015 issue of Kayak is celebrating by shining a light on all of our national symbols.

Creating Canada

Learn more about the Fathers of Confederation and how they made our country happen. And what could be more Canadian than to tell that story in the context of our greatest game — hockey?

War with America!

The 200th anniversary of the War of 1812.

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