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Miserable. Gloomy. Freezing cold. In 1816, that’s how the summer unfolded and it would be 70 years before we would understand why.
When Bill Miner crossed the border to stage one of Canada’s first train robberies, people were impressed with his manners.
Five of the brightest lights in early Hollywood had Canadian roots.
Many of Hollywood's most distinctive, Oscar-winning sound effects were the work of Canadian Douglas Shearer.
Nova Scotia’s Harold Russell is the only person to win two Oscars for the same role.
Canadians Mary Pickford and Mack Sennett helped forge the character of Hollywood in the silent era.
William Pratt wasn’t getting much work as an actor. He decided to change his name. “Boris Karloff” sounded much more exotic.
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The white leaders got the glory but it was the Inuit expedition members who made it all possible.
Long thought to be a creature of myth, the fearsome giant squid turned out to be real afterall.
Archaeologists return to the site of HMS Erebus, a ship from Sir John Franklin’s lost expedition.
Watch how the Hudson’s Bay Company’s 400-year-old records became the property of the people of Canada.
The book is in stores now and the companion website (with stories you won't find in the book) is now live!
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For a fresh take on the war, watch our original video series hosted by Tim Compeau.
Readers: submit old photos that capture a moment, important or ordinary, in Canada's history.
John Humphrey's legacy for human rights.
The amazing photography of Lorene Squire.
A sticky diplomatic situation during U.S. Civil...
An NFB favourite: Bill "Hands up!" Mi...
It's not easy choosing #GreatWomen.
Who saved the West Coast from the U.S.?
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History Spotlight: Canada’s First Railway
The fearsome giant squid is no myth.
Do you know football? Then you know "Oskee...
Video: Unlocking the mystery of the Erebus.
Canadian boats on our waterways.
Watch Nanook of the North
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Maps That Changed the World
Viola Desmond: An Unlikely Crusader
Canadian Clichés: We stand on guard with glee.
Allan Levine explains how we got the maple leaf...
Podcast: U-Boat attack on Newfoundland.
Military chaplains honoured in exhibit.
Video: Road to Confederation.
Richard Kistabish, on residential schools.
Ontario town celebrates Pooh.
Remembering our worst maritime disaster.
Surviving the sinking of the Empress.
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National Day of Honour for Afghanistan mission.
World War II: Victory in Europe celebration.
Bomb shelter book a smash!
A podcast on the mystery of the Bell of Batoche...
Inuit art collection gets new home.
Polar explorer Roald Amundsen featured in film.
Two key historic figures are now saints.
New film documents Canada's comic book hist...
Moore: When history gets messy
Canada's record in Afghanistan
Canadians in the American Civil War
When smoking was chic
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A song dedicated to a boy who died at Huronia i...
A landmark Metis ruling: What it means
A hundred and fifty years ago, Canadians were terrorized by the threat posed by Irish insurgents who were massing large armies across the border.
July 1, 2016, marks the one-hundred-year anniversary of a devastating battle that remains seared in the collective memory of the people of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Charles Pachter's edgy perspective brings art and Canadian history together in new and unusual ways.
In the dead of a typical Canadian winter, a rose by any other name than Explorer would not be as hardy.
Tobacco in Alberta? The nomadic Blackfoot people cultivated it in this unlikely place long before European contact. Curiously, the beaver played a role.
In the spring of 1811 John McIntosh was out in the woods of southeastern Ontario, clearing land where the village of Dundela would soon appear. Little did he know that he was about to take his place in history.
Bows and arrows were one form of hunting implement.
Wanting a suitable memento of their aging mother, Gertrude's children arranged a portrait session for her with the famed photographer, Yousuf Karsh.
May 18, 2016
The Globe and Mail: Trudeau apologizes for ‘great injustice’ of Komagata Maru incident
May 17, 2016
Vancouver Sun: Mysterious B.C. vase goes on display in Whistler museum
May 13, 2016
The Globe and Mail: Finding the value in Calgary’s heritage buildings
May 26, 2016
Revelstoke Revisited - BCHF Annual Conference
Jun 02, 2016
The Fenian Raids/Battle of Ridgeway Conference
Jun 08, 2016
Baby & Toddler Series at the Museum of Health Care
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