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It wasn't the first to cross the Atlantic, or the fastest, but Canadians were still thrilled at the arrival of the first dirigible in Canada.
In the annals of Canadian Jewish history, it is well known that Prime Minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier is alleged to have promised part of Manitoba to the Jews as a place where they might be granted "a...
For the cameramen of the Second World War, half the battle was about making their film the first to hit the newsreels.
In this episode, Archivist Joseph Trivers and Mark Reid discuss the meaning of the word "vamp" and the role it played in a naughty jazz age song.
When sixty "gypsies" set up camp on an extension of George Street in Peterborough, Ontario, in the early summer of 1909, they caused a sensation.
Doing the laundry—and doing it well—has been an integral part of female culture for generations.
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.
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John Humphrey's legacy for human rights.
The amazing photography of Lorene Squire.
A sticky diplomatic situation during U.S. Civil...
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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.
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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!
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Inuit art collection gets new home.
Polar explorer Roald Amundsen featured in film.
Two key historic figures are now saints.
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Canada's record in Afghanistan
Canadians in the American Civil War
When smoking was chic
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A landmark Metis ruling: What it means
The most curious international conflict between Canada and the United States involved a grunting pig, a swaggering army officer, and a cluster of small forested islands that lie in the Strait of Georgia.
Presidents of the United States must be born on U.S. soil. So says the American Constitution. But evidence suggests that Chester Arthur, the twenty-first president, was born in a foreign land. Canada, perhaps? Shh, don’t tell the Americans.
Less than one month after arriving in Upper Canada, Nils von Schoultz was hanged and buried at Fort Henry in Kingston.
Vancouver gave him a hero’s welcome and then he sailed away to die.
Once upon a time, the Americans hid atomic bombs in Labrador. Seemed like a good idea at the time.
The story of Canada’s volcanic past is written in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest.
Bows and arrows were one form of hunting implement.
This photograph was taken in 1936. The portable saw mill operated on the east side of the Kootenay River where the CPR had extensive railway tie reserves.
Dec 08, 2016
The Globe and Mail: Viola Desmond to be on Canada’s new $10 bill
Dec 06, 2016
The Canadian Press: Lasers on a thumbnail reveal Franklin expedition diet, cause of death
Dec 04, 2016
CBC News: Britain to get first major exhibition of Canada’s Franklin artifacts
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