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Discover new aspects of the history of Canada in the 19th and 20th centuries through thematic tours.

Divided into five major themes and five time periods, these thematic tours may be accessed three different ways, by: Web tours (documented images, in HTML), movie clips (QuickTime version) and movie clips (Flash version).

Featured Thematic Tour

A Consuming Passion

Joanne Burgess, Université du Québec à Montréal

In our society, mass consumption is the norm and advertising is inescapable. How did today's patterns of consumption and consumer culture originate? When and how did Canadians start to become modern consumers? Where and when did companies start to develop the early models for today's business practices and advertising strategies?


First Nations




Society / Daily Life

Politics / Economy

Technology, Industry & Commerce