In this section of
the site we aim to bring you general histories of Canada and the
individual Provinces. We also hope to bring you some information on
the history of the various ethnic groups in Canada of which there
are many. We are mainly making use of antiquarian resources to
tell this story and so should anyone visiting this site have any
information to contribute we'd love to hear from you.
Under each Province
we will try to bring you a general history of the Province but as we
get the time we'll also try to provide some individual histories of
parts of each Province as well.
Some Quick Facts about Canada
A Profile of Canada by the BBC [External Link]
The Canadian Red Book
A Handbook of the Dominion of Canada (pdf)
History of Canada
This is where we've added an abridged
history of Canada in one volume. It essentially gives the main
highlights of the History of Canada from the earliest days. We will
likely bring you a larger history as well but thought this would
make a good start.
British North America
This is an account of Canada given as a series of lectures in 1898.
Some very prominent people gave these lectures and hence they are of
interest in tracing Canadian history. None of them are very long and
so this will give you a quick introduction to the old history of the
various Provinces of Canada.
A Canadian History for Boys
and Girls (pdf)
By Emily P Weaver (1903). I found this book and felt it was an easy
book to read with lots of illustrations. Each chapter is quite small
and so makes an easy read. I decided to make this book
available as a pdf file to make it easy to print out bits from it.
Canadian Historical Articles
This section is intended to be used to add a variety of historical
articles about Canada and Canadians as we find them from various
The Prairie Provinces
A short history of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta by D. M.
A chronology of key events in Canada
A short summary of the major topics from discovery to current day.
Chronicles of Canada
I discovered this excellent collection and have been able to
find all but 1 volume. I note that due to the tight binding that the
first several pages of each volume have cut out the first or last
letter or two of the word so is a touch challenging to read but as
you progress the problem mostly goes away.
History of Canadian Provinces
History of Alberta
History of Manitoba
History of New Brunswick
History of Newfoundland and Labrador
History of Northwest Territories
History of Nova Scotia
History of Nunavut
History of Ontario
History of Prince Edward Island
History of Quebec
History of Saskatchewan
History of Yukon
History of The First Nations
Adrienne Clarkson: Becoming
How have people like Naheed Nenshi and Andy Barrie
changed Canada? Adrienne Clarkson says Canada's strength lies in its
inclusion of immigrants. She sits down with Steve Paikin to say why
there is room for all of us.
Dutch in Canada
The Gael in Canada
The Jews in
The Hindu in
Scandinavians in Canada
Iranians in Canada
Intellectual Development of the Canadian People
the Orange Order
This a great video that uses both video clips from "Canada: A
People's History" as well as summaries directly from multiple
Ontario Grade 8 History textbooks. It pertains specifically to the
Ontario Social Studies Curriculum. It a great learning resource for
both teachers and students! Enjoy!
Colonial Question - Canada
A four part article from Tait's Edinburgh Magazine 1849 (pdf)
Canada’s TRC is unique from other commissions around the world in
that its scope is primarily focussed on the experiences of children.
Its focus of research spans more than 150 years, one of the longest
durations ever examined. It is also the first court-ordered truth
commission to be established. As such, the court plays an ongoing
role in the implementation and supervision of the commission.
An Essay by William Kingsford (1886) (pdf)
A Pioneer of Imperial Federation in
By Sir Frederick Young, K.C.M.G. (1902) (pdf)
Handbook of Information of the Dominion
of Canada (pdf)
Caricature History of Canadian Politics
Events from the Union of 1841, as from "Grip," and various other
sources by J. W. Bengough, with an Introduction by Rev. Principal
Grant, D.D., of Queen's University, Kingston. (1886)
Sketches of Upper Canada
Domestic, Local, and Characteristic, by John Howison (Third Edition)
Great Lone Land
A Tale of Travel and Adventure in the North-West of America by
Lieut.-General Sir William Francis Butler G.C.B (1910)