December 2023-January 2024

See what’s available in the December 2023-January 2024 issue of Canada’s History.

Posted November 30, 2023
Cover of the December 2022-January 2023 issue of <em>Canada's History</em> featuring a black and white image of Queen Elizabeth II.

December 2023-January 2024


The Purge

Thousands of members of the RCMP, military, and civil service lost their jobs because they were gay. by Christopher Guly

They Made the House

Six Haudenosaunee nations united under the Great Law of Peace. by Kelly Boutsalis

Rising from the Ashes

A working-class district in Nova Scotia’s capital was rebuilt as a model neighbourhood after the Halifax explosion. by Michael Dupuis

Fuelling Anger

Resource battles drive Western alienation, but alternate energies may cool tempers — and the planet. by Christopher Moore

Lore & Legends

From Vancouver Island to the Atlantic coast, Canada is riddled with spooky stories of the supernatural. by Amir Aziz, art by Axana Zasorina Listen to the related podcast with senior editor Kate Jaimet and guests Amir Aziz and Julie Pellissier-Lush

On the Cover

Lumberjacks paddle an airborne, cursed canoe in artist Charles Vinh’s depiction of the legend of the chasse galerie. Copyright Brasserie Unibroue, Chambly, Quebec.


CEO’s Note

Thoughts on a streetcar.

The Packet

Métis song another bond of empire. Tag line over the top? Fuelling discovery.


Lacrosse champion honoured. Métis leader’s letters. Your Story: Northern riverboat ride. Nuclear bunker dilemma. Presidential plane pampered.

Trading Post

Colourful hooked mats were among the handicraft items that provided income in remote Newfoundland and Labrador communities.


At the Museums: An exhibition at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection tells the story of a mining town.


Open Book: Excerpt from Pathway to the Stars: 100 Years of the Royal Canadian Air Force. Reviews: An unusual career. Building community. More books: Delightful place names, the hardest battle, Rocky Mountaineer. Read them all

Book and Gift Guide

Our twentieth annual special advertising section includes books for history lovers and all readers.


A beloved Harley- Davidson motorcycle is proudly ridden in 1930s Kingston, Ontario.

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