Themes

Periods

Alphabetical Order

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

The birth and torment of Miss Canada and Johnny Canuck, or the beginnings of the federation

Creating the country called Canada was a great achievement. Many cartoonists of the era personified the difficulties faced by the new country in the characters Miss Canada and Johnny Canuck, or Young Canada. Among the challenges were uniting in one nation people from many different worlds and traditions, linking a huge and virtually unsettled land mass, and affirming Canada's sovereignty in the face of an already powerful neighbour to the south.


Themes

First Nations

Cartoons

Places

People

Society / Daily Life

Politics / Economy

Technology, Industry & Commerce

Periods

1840-1867

1867-1896

1896-1919

1919-1945

1945 to now