December 2019-January 2020
The Great Viking Hoax
The way Canadian experts reacted to a dubious find tells us more about the desire for a Norse presence here than about the artifacts themselves. by Douglas Hunter
A Brief Parole
African-American singer and activist Paul Robeson’s short 1956 tour of Canada gave him a welcome respite from his treatment at home. by David Frank
The Legendary Nancy
In peacetime and during war, a storied ship sailed into Ontario’s maritime history. by Bruce Kemp
Echoes of the Montreal massacre linger today. An essay marks the thirtieth anniversary of the tragedy. by Francine Pelletier
On the cover
A portrait of a Viking re-enactor.
Artifacts and fiction.
Peaceful memories. Red River Resistance remembered.
Oh, baby! UNESCO recognizes NCTR archives. Historian Tim Cook elected to Royal Society of Canada. Historic Ontario store set to close. The Treaty of Ghent. Siege finds new life. Crossing the continent. A league of their own. Remembering Desmond Morton.
A mid-twentieth-century transceiver helped Hudson's Bay Company employees in remote locations to stay connected.
Anxious to belong. Cringeworthy muddling. Public works. Moving experiences. Beyond the routine. In the pocket. More books: Train porters, wartime cyclists, costume designs, residential schools, multicultural city, Métis community. Read them all
Holiday Book & Gift Guide
Our 16th-annual adverising section offers a great selection of books for history lovers and other readers.
A coastal trail near Halifax reveals hidden Canadian military history.
How Canada’s History’s subscribers are helping to ensure a future for history in Canada.
Three sisters ride the rails on a fine summer day in northern Saskatchewan.