Kayak is the only place you’ll find original comics about our amazing Canadian past. Read graphic-novel-style stories from our history, brought to life by illustrator Alex Diochon in the pages of the magazine.

Dust and Depression

Months without rain, clouds of dust, grasshoppers, hail — the 1930s were a brutal time for Prairie farmers.

Introducing the Dumbells

In the horror of the First World War, a group of Canadian soldiers helped others to laugh.

A New Life in New Brunswick

Did these children have a better life in Canada?

Norse in Newfoundland

What’s under those bumps? Finding proof of a long-ago settlement.

No Votes for Men!

The play that made fun of the fact that women couldn’t vote.

Thanadelthur the Peacemaker

The amazing First Nations woman who brought warring groups to peace.

The Card Shop: Tradition

Christmas trees are a tradition in most Canadian homes, discover who started it and why!

The Remarkable Little-Known Life of Sir Mackenzie Bowell

He may not have been our greatest Prime Minister but he sure did a lot.

Fight the Fenians

Irish-Americans attack Canada.

Fire on the Hill

Bravery and sorrow in Ottawa.

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