In many respects
this section is a catch all for any information that doesn't fit
naturally into any of our other sections. We can explore any
cultural activities, crafts, community activities and anything else
we might think of. As always we'd be more than happy to
receive contributions in text, pictures or videos to place on the
site. Also feel free to contact us with any suggestions you many
VIDEO Canoe Camping and
Bushcraft in Ontario, Canada
Videos of Canada
Here we are making use of YouTube to provide some videos of Canada
and its Provinces.
Songs of the Makers of Canada
By John Daniel Logan.
The Great Canadian Tunebook
I commented to Doug Ross that I had attended a night out amongst
Scots and that as we were singing Scots songs one of the folk in the
bar asked us if we didn't know any Canadian songs. We found
the only Canadian song anyone knew was the National Anthem, O
Canada. And so a little time later Doug sent me a few emails
on the subject which I gathered together here.
Canadians do it
This was taken from MacLean's Magazine in 2009 as there celebration
of Canada Day.
Facts About Canada
Facts about Canada and Canadians.
The North West
This is a series of videos from YouTube where Billy Connelly
travelled the North West Passage.
Thought I'd start to build in some Canadian humour stories.
Romantic Canada By Victoria Hayward
Illustrated with photographs by Edith S. Watson (1922)
Here I'm going to try and tell you about the TV, Radio, Print and
Film in Canada.
Here we are setting up a page where we'll add some interesting
articles as we find them.
Lovell's Gazetteer of the Dominion
of Canada (work in progress)
Here you will find a list of some 14,850 cities, towns, villages and
Here we hope to bring you music from some of Canada's great artists.
Information on Botany and Flora of Canada
Ten Thousand Miles Through Canada
The Natural Resources, Commercial Industries, Fish and Game, Sports
and Pastimes of the Great Dominion by Joseph Adams.
Rugby Football in Canada
From the Rugby Canada web site
Its Origin and Development by James Naismith, the Inventor of the
Canada in the Commonwealth Games
Glasgow 2014 Media Guide (pdf). This guide lists all our athletes!
Old Canadian Magazines
This is where we'll post some old Canadian Magazines as we find
Camping in the Canadian Rockies
An Account of Camp Life in the Wilder parts of the Canadian Rocky
Mountains, together with a description of the Region about Banff,
Lake Louise and Glacier, and a Sketch of of the early Explorations
by Walter Dwight Wilcox (1896).
The Growth of Canadian National Feeling
By W. S. Wallace
Canadian Monthly Magazine
Published by the Vanderhoof-Gunn Publishing Company
The Glittering Mountains of
A Record of Exploration and Pioneer Ascents in the Canadian Rockies 1914
- 1924 by J. Monroe Thorington (1925).
The Scots Canadian
The Newsletter of the Scottish Studies Society.
The Maple Leaf as an Emblem of Canada
By Henry Scadding D.D.
Young Canada's Nursery Rhymes
By J C Byers
Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
All Canadians should be aware of this Charter.
Canada's North, A Profile
by Allan M. Maslove and David C. Hawkes
Canada’s Past Matters campaign
By the Canadian Association of University Teachers
Canadian Index of Wellbeing
Hot jobs (and
not-so-hot jobs) in Canada
A series of puzzles created by Doug Ross a Scots Canadian
Canadian Household Survey
The 2011 survey.
Settling in Canada
A series of videos helping you to prepare for coming to and settling
A video letting you see Canada through an Arial Adventure
History of Ice Hockey
A CBC Video Documentary
Wild Life in Canada
By Captain Angus Buchanan, M.C. (1920)
Alone in the Wild with Ed Wardle
I wanted to share this, since I thought that this series took away
the Hollywood character of the Bear Grylls and friends survival
series and actually shows more of the real deal for people that are
not as highly trained. It also shows how making bad decisions can
cost you a lot. It's definitely slower than the other series, but it
also seems more real. I say it seem more real because you never ever
know 100% if it was staged or not. I do think that if this was
staged though, it was a freaking amazing performance.
The Last Trapper
For over 20 years, Nicolas Vanier, an untiring voyager in the
coldest of climes, a veritable Jack London of modern times, has
criss-crossed the wildest regions of the far northern lands. His
travels include major expeditions in Siberia, Lapland, Alaska and of
course Canada, where he recently undertook an incredible White
Odyssey: 8600 kilometres covered with a team of sledge dogs, from
Alaska all the way to Quebec. It was during that crossing, on the
floor of a sumptuous and inaccessible valley in the Rocky Mountains,
that Nicolas met the man who inspired him to make this film, a film
that has lived within the man.
Les Stroud (Survivorman) - Off The Grid
Les does quite a few videos about surviving in all kinds of
locations in the world.
The Canadian Curler's Manual
or an account of curling as practised in Canada with remarks on the
history of the game by James Bickett (1840)
Travel in Canada
Some ideas of holidays in Canada.
Top 15 Small Cities In Canada
Canadianisms on Historical Principles
Selections from Scottish
A Collection of the best poetry written by Scotsmen and thair
descendants in the Dominion of Canada with an Introduction by Dr.
Daniel Clark including numerous biographical sketches and portaits
of the Authors(1900) (pdf)
Official Bird of Canada
We don't have one but here is a
Ray Mears' Northern Wilderness
A 6 video program on Wilderness Canada.
Sport in Canada
Some information on Sport in Canada
The CHAP Program (pdf)
A Maple Leaf and Other Sketches
by Rev. C. T. Phillips, D. D. (pdf)
The Maple-Leaf Canadian Annual
A publication in 1849 which has been repaired and enhanced from the
very faint original (pdf)
The Maple-Leaf Canadian Annual
A publication in 1852-54 which has been repaired and enhanced from the
very faint original (pdf)
And other War Gleanings by Rose E. Sharland (pdf)
A video about the Moose
The Gaelic Bards from 1411 TO 1517
By The Rev. A. Maclean Sinclair
Margaret Murray Robertson
The Tragically Hip
A couple of videos from this Canadian Rock n Roll band
The Canadian Emigrant Housekeeper's Guide
By Mrs. C. P. Traill (1861) (pdf)
The Diary of Mrs. John Graves Simcoe
Wife of the First Lieutenant-Governor of the Province of Upper
Canada, 1792-6 with Notes and a Biography by J. Ross Robertson and
Two Hundred and thirty-seven illustrations, including ninety
reproductions of interesting Sketches by Mrs. Simcoe (1911) (pdf)
Mountaineering and Exploration in the
A Record of Pioneer Work among the Canadian Alps, 1908-1912 By
Howard Palmer (1914) (pdf)
The Canadian Maple Leaf Song Book
Kent Cloverleaf Conservation Club
Canadian Poets and Poems [External Link]
Or, The Lake Lands of Canada by B.A.Watson, A.M., M.D. (pdf)
Canadian Pictures, by the Marquis
of Lorne (pdf)
Out of the North
By Howard V. Sutherland (1913) (pdf)
A Trip on the Great Lakes
Description of a trip, summer, 1912 by a Skiff Traveler, Who Loves
"Outdoors." Tells of Fish, Fur, Game and Other Things of Interest By
Raymond S Spears (1913) (pdf)
Camping on the Great Lakes
By Raymond S Spears (1913) (pdf)
By Raymond S Spears (1920) (pdf)
Experience is Everything
By Raymond S. Spears. A kind of Grandfather know best tale.
Forest and Stream Weekly Journal
Devoted to Field and Aquatic Sports, Practical Natural History, Fish
Culture, the Protection of Game. Preservation of Forests, and the
Inculcation in Men and Women of a Healthy Interest in Outdoor
Recreation and Study.
Great Gardening (1993) (pdf)
History of the Canadian Film Industry
And What it contained being a report of the proceedings of the
Anglo-French-Hibernian-Scottish-Canadian-National Society held April
1st, 1878. (pdf)
The World of Ice
Or the Whaling Cruise of the Dolphin and adventures of her crew in
the Polar regions by R M Ballantyne (pdf)
Fast in the Ice
Or Adventures in the Polar Regions by R. M. Ballantyne (pdf)
The Poetical Works of Alexander
Selected and Edited with Introduction, Biographical Sketch, Notes
and a Glossary (1900) (pdf) Scots-Canadian poet.
Forest Life in Acadie
Sketches of Sport and Natural History in the Lower Provinces of the
Canadian Dominion by Captain Campbell Hardy (1869) (pdf)
Maple Leaves - Canadian History,
Like a virgin goddess in a primeval world, Canada still walks in
unconscious beauty among her golden woods and along the margin of
her trackless streams, catching but broken glances of her radiant
majesty, as mirrored on their surface, and scarcely dreams as yet of
the glorious future awaiting her in the Olympus of nations.—(From
Lord Dufferin's speach at Belfast, 11th June 1872.) By J. M. LeMoine
Three Boys in the
Wild North Land
By Egerton Ryerson Young (1896) (pdf)
The Little Manitoban
A Child's Story-Book (Christmas 1900) (pdf)
Rural Life in Canada
Its Trend and Tasks by John MacDougall (1913) (pdf)
Farm Boys and Girls
By William A. McKeever (1913) (pdf)
Practical and Economical Methods of Keeping Vegetables, Fruits and
Meats by Amy L. Handy (1917) (pdf)
War-Time Breads and Cakes
By Amy L. Handy (1918) (pdf)
The Dorothy Perkins Canadian Garden
A timely and helpful handbook for the AMeteur Gardener. Written by a
Canadian for Canadians, and adapted to our climatic conditions