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Ms. Francine Lelièvre, Executive Director of Pointe-à-Callière, the Montréal Archaeology and History Complex, tells us about an exceptional archaeological site, that of the first Parliament of the United Province of Canada.
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Five years before Expo 67, the site it was going to be held on did not even exist — everything was created from scratch. Bruno Paul Stenson tells us about the process of making Expo 67 a reality, and the exceptional results obtained.
Élisabeth Côté highlights the era of early Montréalers, the French missionaries who came to establish Ville-Marie in 1642. Visible traces of this history remain even today.
When Prohibition swept across the United States and the majority of Canadian provinces, Montreal became the destination for individuals on the quest for fun. The legendary Red Light was the go-to spot for those seeking to procure pleasures of the legal, and illegal, kind.
Amazing discoveries were made during the various archaeological excavations on the site of Fort Ville-Marie. A unique project, it required sophisticated technical prowess in the areas of heritage conservation and development.
In this video, Pierre Anctil — author, historian, and professor in the Department of History at the University of Ottawa — discusses pivotal moments in the migratory history of Montreal.
Michèle Dagenais, author, historian, and tenured professor in the Department of History at the Université de Montréal, describes key moments in the history of Mount Royal, or “the mountain” as Montrealers so affectionately refer to it.
Nicole O’Bomsawin, of the Abenaki First Nation, shares some of the history of the First Nations that have been established in the Montreal area for centuries.
In this video, René Binette, director of Écomusée du fier monde, shines a light on the history of industrial development in Montreal.
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A huge thank you to Pointe-à-Callière, cité d’archéologie et d’histoire de Montréal for their valuable collaboration in the making of this episode.
How a mob of men from a “respectable class” almost smothered an infant democracy.
Over its long history on this site, the Montreal hospital housed pioneering medical research and practice, and was world-renowned as a teaching hospital.
Archaeological digs reveal a wealth of treasures.
Book Review: In Michèle Dagenais’s book, we witness waves of engineers, doctors, industrialists, politicians, and, finally, environmentalists negotiate the relationship with nature as Montreal grows and modernizes.
Montreal has been called “the city of 100 bell towers.” Its high population density, combined with the fact that it is made up of a merging of many parishes, explains the city’s great number of religious buildings.
Opened in 1914, the building was designed by prominent Winnipeg architect Max Zev Blankstein.
Few Canadians realize that much of our parks system was built with forced labour — prisoners of war, enemy aliens, conscientious objectors, and an army of jobless men.
A century ago, the federal government protected a fort in Nova Scotia and launched Canada’s national historic sites system.