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Long thought to be a creature of myth, the fearsome giant squid turned out to be real afterall.
The Grey Cup is over a century old, but the 1962 title tilt stands out as the greatest game no one saw.
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.
Canada's Ned Hanlan stayed one stroke ahead of controversy to become the world's fastest man on water.
Archaeologists return to the site of HMS Erebus, a ship from Sir John Franklin’s lost expedition.
The Northwest Passage: Who really found the arctic sea route? Hint: It's not who you think.
A new docu-drama features the story of Champlain and his efforts to establish a "New France."
New project seeks to identify Inuit people photographed in the early to mid-twentieth century.
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.
Why a thirteenth-century piece of parchment endorsed by an English king who was under threat of death has meaning for Canadians today.
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.
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 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.
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!
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.
Download this FREE desktop of the Silver Dart.
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
Video: John McCrae's War
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.
See Throwback Thursday for your chance to win!
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
Listen to this exclusive cut from an album of 1...
A song dedicated to a boy who died at Huronia i...
A landmark Metis ruling: What it means
How Avro's film department captured — and rescued — a priceless aviation archive.
From the Orient to New York via Vancouver, precious silk could only be transported one way — by rail. For Canadian railways, every minute counted.
This sportscar was a real car-tastrophe!
After years of controversy and delay, a replica of the iconic schooner is being readied for sailing.
July 21, 1836, a wood-burning steam locomotive chugged out of La Prairie, Quebec, pulling the first train on the first public railroad in Canada.
One hundred years of Canadian accomplishments in aviation.
Both Aboriginal and European traders would carry these commonly used firearm accessories.
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.
Aug 17, 2015
Guelph Mercury: Modelling Guelph’s Petrie Building, piece by piece
Aug 14, 2015
Montreal Gazette: Historic Knowlton log house open to the public after being saved from demolition
Aug 14, 2015
Montreal Gazette: Improving ‘an experience’ at Bell Centre closes a door on Habs’ illustrious history
Oct 01, 2015
Call for Papers: Crossing Borders, Crossing Boundaries
Sep 01, 2015
Call for Papers: The North and the First World War Conference
Oct 03, 2015
100 Year Journey Gala
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