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

Building a Vancouver Icon: The Lions Gate Bridge

North Vancouver Museum and Archives

Opened in 1938, the elegant Lions Gate Bridge is a Vancouver icon. Celebrated from the beginning for its grace and beauty, it spans the First Narrows of Burrard Inlet, marking the entrance to Vancouver's harbour and connecting the North Shore to Stanley Park and the city centre. Over the decades, traffic increases mightily. Most believe, however, that preserving the historic bridge and its stunning views make up for the inconvenience. Public appreciation of its heritage value peaks in the 1990s, when the province decides to replace the deck rather than demolish the whole structure.


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