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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 have.

Canadian Canoe Culture

Canoe Camping and Bushcraft in Ontario, Canada

Poetry and Stories
Videos of Canada
Here we are making use of YouTube to provide some videos of Canada and its Provinces.

Canadians do it Better!
This was taken from MacLean's Magazine in 2009 as there celebration of Canada Day.
Education
Some books on Education
Facts About Canada
Facts about Canada and Canadians.
The North West Passage
This is a series of videos from YouTube where Billy Connelly travelled the North West Passage.
Canadian Humour
Thought I'd start to build in some Canadian humour stories.
Romantic Canada By Victoria Hayward
Illustrated with photographs by Edith S. Watson (1922)
Media
Here I'm going to try and tell you about the TV, Radio, Print and Film in Canada.
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 places.
Canadian Music
Here we hope to bring you music from some of Canada's great artists.
Canadian Botany
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
Basketball
Its Origin and Development by James Naismith, the Inventor of the Game (1941)
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 them.
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 Canada
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.
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

Languages in Canada
Hot jobs (and not-so-hot jobs) in Canada
Enigma Machine
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 in Canada.
Over Canada
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

Dictionary of Canadianisms on Historical Principles
External Link
Official Bird of Canada

We don't have one but here is a suggestion.
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)
Recipes

Maple-Leaf Men
And other War Gleanings by Rose E. Sharland (pdf)
The Moose
A video about the Moose
Margaret Murray Robertson
Author
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 Selkirks
A Record of Pioneer Work among the Canadian Alps, 1908-1912 By Howard Palmer (1914) (pdf)
Kent Cloverleaf Conservation Club

Canadian Poets and Poems [External Link]
Sportsman's Paradise
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)
Diamond Tolls
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 Lakes
Great Gardening (1993) (pdf)
History of the Canadian Film Industry

Our National Pie
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)
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, Literature, Sport
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 (1873) (pdf)
Three Boys in the Wild North Land
By Egerton Ryerson Young (1896) (pdf)
Rural Life in Canada
Its Trend and Tasks by John MacDougall (1913) (pdf)
Farm Boys and Girls
By William A. McKeever (1913) (pdf)
War Food
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 Book
A timely and helpful handbook for the AMeteur Gardener. Written by a Canadian for Canadians, and adapted to our climatic conditions (1918) (pdf)
The Romance of Canada
Stories from the History of her Discovery, Exploration, Conquest and Settlement edited by Herbert Strang (pdf)
The Twa Mongrels
A Modern Eclogue by Tummus Teeddles (1876)
Canadian Living
A March 2016 edition of this monthly Magazine
Canadian Bookman
A quarterly publication of which this is the first issue (1915)
The Biography of a Grizzly
By Ernest Thompson Seton (fifteenth impression) (1919) (pdf)
Two Little Savages
Being the adventures of Two Boys Who Lived as Indians and what they Learned By Ernest Thompson Seton (1922) (pdf)
Canadian Nationality
The Cry of Labor and other essays by W. Frank Hatheway (1906) (pdf)
Canadian Nights
Being Sketches and Reminisces of Life and Sport in the Rockies, the Prairies and the Canadian Woods by The Earl of Dunraven (1914) (pdf)
New Studies of Canadian Folk Lore
By H. Beaugrand (1904) (pdf)
Sir Peter Pettyshaw
A Story of Canadian Life (pdf)
Sketches of Canadian Life
Lay and Ecclesiastical, illustrative of Canada and the Canadian Church by A Presbyter of the Diocese of Toronto (1849) (pdf)
Record of the Founding of the Royal Canadian Academy
By His Excellency The Marquis of Lorne and Her Royal Highness The Princess Louise and the Constitution (1891) (pdf0
Osgoode Hall
Reminiscences of the Bench and Bar by James Cleland Hamilton (1904) (pdf)
Among the Canadian Alps
By Lawrence J. Burpee F.R.G.S. (1914) (pdf)
Monte Hale starring in Pioneer Marshal
A hard-riding, hard-shooting Western Movie in comic style pdf format (pdf)
The Canadian Mother's Book
By Helen MacMurcity, M.D.. (TOR.), Chief of the Division of Child Welfare (1927) (pdf)
Canadian Trails
Hither and Thither in the Great Dominion by Eldred G. F. Walker (1912) (pdf)
Canadian Wild Flowers
Selections from the writings of Miss Helen P. Q. Johnson of Magog, P.Q. Canada with a sketch of her life by the Rev. J. M. Orrock (1884) (pdf)
Canadian Wonder Tales
By Cyrus MacMillan with illustrations in colour by George Shering (1920) (pdf)
Forest Preservation in Canada (pdf)
Canadian Fairy Tales
By Cyrus Macmillan (1922)
Annual Flowers for Canadian Gardens
By Isabella Preson and R.W. Oliver (1947) issued by the Department of Agriculture (pdf)
A History of Canadian Journalism
In the several portions of the Dominion with a sketch of the Canadian Press Association 1859-1908 Edited by a Committee of the Association Toronto (1908) (pdf)
In a Canadian Canoe
The Nine Muses minus one and other stories by Barry Pain (third edition) (1891) (pdf)
Homeward from California
Through the Magnificence of the Canadian Rockies by the Canadian Pacific Railway (pdf)
Canadian Boundaries
Diplomatic and Consular Appropriation Bill Statement of Otto H. Tittmann (pdf). The work of defining the Border between Canada and Alaska.
Canadian Wild Flowers
Edited and Lithographed with Botanical Descriptions By C. P. Traill (1868) (pdf)
Flowers from a Canadian Garden
Selected and Edited by Lawrence J. Burpee (1909) (pdf)
The Forest of Bourg-Marie
By S. Frances Harrison (second edition) (1898) (pdf)
Canadian Essays
Critical and Historical by Thomas O'Hagan, M.A, Ph.D. (1901) (pdf)
Wild Animals I have known and 200 drawings
By Ernest Thompson Seton (1898) (pdf)
Canadian Poets
This volume contains brief but inclusive records of fifty men and women to whom song has come first. Many of their poems are indigenous to the soil,— vitally, healthfully Canadian. Chosen and Edited by John W. Garvin, B. A. (1916) (pdf)
The Book of Games
With directions on how to play them by Mary White (Eighth Edition) (1898) (pdf). To the game-loving people who so kindly welcomed the first appearance of this little book (under the title, "The Book of a Hundred Games"), I send my warmest thanks. That it was so cordially received in England, the paradise of sports, has been most gratifying, and this encourages me to send it forth again with fifteen additional games and a new dress.


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