On the covers
Fashion Queen: Lily Elsie as “Angéle Didier” in The Count of Luxembourg by Foulsham & Banfield, published by Rotary Photographic Co. Ltd., postcard print, 1911.
Arctic Atlantis: Robert Edwin Peary, Sr., (1856–1920) American explorer who claimed to have reached the geographic North Pole with his expedition on April 6, 1909.
Frederick Cook claimed he had reached the Pole a year earlier but this has always been disputed. First undisputed explorers to walk on the North Pole ice were documented in 1969 during a British expedition led by Sir Walter William (Wally) Herbert (1934–2007).
Myth-ing the mark.
Remembering the Nancy. Hiking Duncan’s Cove. Dialled in.
From the Archives: Saving the trumpeter swan. RCMP centennial. Hawker Hurricane on display. Prairie boys hit number one. Riel coin minted. Righting wrongful convictions. The Enchanted Owl spreads its wings.
The final chapter of our three-part guide for family historians. by Paul Jones
A 1920s Bible bag, made by a Cree or Métis woman, features intricate beadwork.
Environmental identities. Grassland ventures. Gateway city. More books: textile workers, internment camp, historic sites, radical housewives, hardscrabble city, blind mechanic. Read them all
A hike along the Chilkoot Trail follows a route used by traders and gold rush prospectors.
As HBC celebrates 350 years of business, we ask readers to share their stories, recollections, and photographs of North America’s oldest company.
A rural pastor poses with his fellow hunters and their day’s catch of rabbits.