April-May 2017

See what’s available in the April-May 2017 issue of Canada’s History magazine.

Posted March 9, 2017
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April–May 2017


Ghosts of Vimy

On the hundredth anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, we reflect on the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France, a creation so large and so powerful that it seems almost un-Canadian. Plus, the soldiers who served and sacrificed at Vimy, and what the battle means to Canadians today. by Tim Cook and Kate Jaimet Read an excerpt

Lost Generations

An Inuk artist reflects on the dark legacy of residential schools in the Far North. by Mary Carpenter Read the article

Montréal 375

Stories of the colourful history of North America's francophone metropolis as it celebrates a landmark year. by Darren Bonaparte, Mathieu Drouin, John Kalbfeisch, and Jean-Philippe Proulx. Meet some famous Montréalers throughout history

On the cover

A colourized and cropped version of a photograph of the crowd gathered at the unveiling of the Vimy Memorial in France on July 26, 1936. The original photo is from the George Metcalf Archival Collection at the Canadian War Museum. 


Editor’s Note

Momentous occasions

The Packet

Safe haven. Sobering bear facts. Grin and bare it. Beyone a nuisance. The Habs and the had nots. Straight shooter. 


Where art is a family affair. Celebrating a half century of the Canada Games. A woman of note. Manitoba town’s novel name. Flight of a lifetime at Vimy Ridge. 

Christopher Moore

Why do women trail men when it comes to winning awards for academic history writing in Canada? 

Trading Post

Bandolier Bag. Plus stories from more than none decades of The Beaver magazine. 


Griffintown, Montréal's historic Irish Neighbourhood, is enjoying a renaissance. Explore Griffintown


Open Book: Excerpt from An Intimate Wilderness. Reviews: Precarious homesteads. Charismatic pragmatist. Pacific harbour. More books: Inspired memorials, a shocking crime, letters home, surviving orca.

History Matters

Our newly redesigned, mobile-friendly website will deliver Canada's stories in fresh and dynamic ways.


The mayor of Westmount, Quebec, makes a sweet gesture to Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip.

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