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Devilfish of Newfoundland

Long thought to be a creature of myth, the fearsome giant squid turned out to be real afterall.

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Grey Cup 1962 - The Fogbowl

The Grey Cup is over a century old, but the 1962 title tilt stands out as the greatest game no one saw.

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CCM: A healthy pursuit

For several decades, one Canadian company symbolized both biking and skating — the story of the Canada Cycle & Motor Co. Ltd., better known as CCM, was irresistible for John McKenty.

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Rowing for glory

Canada's Ned Hanlan stayed one stroke ahead of controversy to become the world's fastest man on water.

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Archaeologists return to the site of HMS Erebus, a ship from Sir John Franklin’s lost expedition.

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The Northwest Passage: Who really found the arctic sea route?
Hint: It's not who you think.

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Champlain's Dream

A new docu-drama features the story of Champlain and his efforts to establish a "New France."

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Cause to Support

New project seeks to identify Inuit people photographed in the early to mid-twentieth century.

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Happy Birthday, Magna Carta!

The Great Charter of English Liberties turns 800 this year. As part of the celebrations, one of the original copies of this groundbreaking thirteenth-century document is touring Canada.

Magna Carta: The Great Charter

Why a thirteenth-century piece of parchment endorsed by an English king who was under threat of death has meaning for Canadians today.

Canada's Greatest Explorer?

We asked five historians to come up with who they thought was Canada’s greatest explorer. Some of their picks were expected, some were not.

10 Great Explorers

A photo gallery of ten men and women, all beautifully illustrated by artist Robert Carter, who could vie for the title of Canada’s Greatest Explorer.

Viola Desmond

Viola Desmond didn't set out to be a civil rights leader. But when she was removed from a New Glasgow theatre, she fought back in court.

Watch how the Hudson’s Bay Company’s 400-year-old records became the property of the people of Canada.

Celebrating the HBC’s Legacy

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!

Great War Album

The book is in stores now and the companion website (with stories you won't find in the book) is now live!

Are valuable antiques hiding in your attic? Canada's History wants to help you!

What's it worth?

Are valuable antiques hiding in your attic? Canada's History wants to help you!

For a fresh take on the war, watch our original video series hosted by Tim Compeau.

War of 1812: A Video Field Guide

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.

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Readers: submit old photos that capture a moment, important or ordinary, in Canada's history.

Colville's Unsettling Genius

A new exhibit explores the power of Alex Colville's paintings.

Giant Squid

The first giant squid ever scientificaly documented and photographed was discovered in Newfoundland in 1873.

Rescuing Refugees

Forty years ago, Canada opened its doors to a flood of refugees fleeing Indochina.

Saint-Pierre and Miquelon

Two tiny islands off Newfoundland and Labrador are all that remain of what was once a vast French empire in North America.

War on Truth

Censorship and propaganda were realities for Canadians on and off the battlefield during the First World War.

The Promised Land

Letters by British colonists describe the hardships of settling the Prairies.

Trading Post

	Both Aboriginal and European traders would carry these commonly used firearm accessories.

Both Aboriginal and European traders would carry these commonly used firearm accessories.

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Unlike many photos from this era, none of the subjects is looking directly at the camera — everyone seems absorbed instead by what they are doing or by something going on outside the frame of the photo.

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