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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.

Angels behind the wheel

The idea that women could drive an automobile was rather revolutionary at the outbreak of the Great War. But nicety was soon driven out by necessity.

Click to read article about archaeology sites in Canada.

Digging History

From Pacific shores, over vast plains and ancient forest to the islands of the Atlantic coast, Canada hides a wealth of stories in her soil.

Maps That Changed Our World

When it comes to the charting the world, a lot has changed since the age of discovery, when map-making relied heavily on imagination.

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.

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Captain Cook's Canadian Travels

Famed exporer Captain James Cook is most known for his trips to the South Pacific. But he visited Canada's west coast too. Image: CW Jefferys, LAC.

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.

Inuit ID Project

Archivists hope to put names to faces in the HBC's old photos of the Far North.

Legends of Magdalen

A documentary explores the remarkable history of the Magdalen Islands, where hundreds of ships have foundered over the past couple of centuries.

Roots: Your place or mine?

When tracking down ancestors, it’s all about location.

Champlain's Dream

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

Wartime Women Drivers

The idea that women could drive an automobile -- let alone drive around the shell holes of the frontlines -- was rather revolutionary at the outbreak of the Great War. But nicety was soon driven out by necessity.

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.

Trading Post

	This object, called a tikanagan, likely once carried a heartily crying baby. It was designed to keep infants warm and safe and to make them easy to carry about.

This object, called a tikanagan, likely once carried a heartily crying baby. It was designed to keep infants warm and safe and to make them easy to carry about.

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Family members celebrate a Depression-era double wedding in the east-Regina neighbourhood formerly called Germantown.

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