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D-Day 75th Anniversary

Celebrate the brave souls that took part in the campaign that led to the end of WWII

Dieppe Raid

Battle of the Atlantic

Military Moments video describing the Battle of the Atlantic in WWII

The Fight for Italy

Canada’s Italian Campaign of the Second World War waged from July 10, 1943, to February 4, 1945

Parliament Illustrated

An overview of how parliament works

BNA Act - Words That Shaped Canada

Oware - A Traditional African Game

You Tube video gives an explanation of how to play Oware

History of Slavery in America

Suez Canal

Find out about the early explorers who discovered the Suez Canal, the famous shortcut that made trading so much easier.

Thailand Cave Rescue

Using current events to teach about our world.

Provincial Capitals Song

This is the classic Capitals Song by Stompin' Tom Conners. It is sung with children and is great to teach the provinces and capitals of Canada.

Picture Books and Critical Thinking

An informational video which will change the way you read picture books.

Sable Island

Sable Island is a small island southeast of Nova Scotia and notable for the Sable Island Horse.

Louisbourg

The Fortress of Louisbourg on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

New to Our Site

If you are new to my site, here are some quick tips to maximize your time.

Murdock Mysteries: Discovering Ontario

Discover great Ontario history through the filming of Murdoch Mysteries.

Map Projection

How do people make maps when the earth is round?

Igloos - Are they warm?

How does an igloo keep someone warm when it is a house made of snow?

Provincial Courts in Canada

Olympics Printable - Winter

Need a printable to keep track of all the sports, athletes and medals?

Start Here

Are you new here? This will help you get started.

Navy of Canada (RCN)

Discover more about the RCN with hands on activities, story and video

Lobster Fishing, A Way of Life

Discover lobsters and a way of life for east coast lobster fishers on this and other linked pages.

Wampum

Featured in the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum' s 'Contact of Cultures, 1609' exhibit, Professor Wiseman leads a lecture and wampum belt reading

Reading Aloud

Children's author and Professor of Literacy, Mem Fox, will inspire you with her passion for reading aloud to children.

Puffin - Amazing CA Wildlife

Discover one of Canada's iconic birds, the Atlantic Puffin!

North Atlantic Right Whale - Amazing CA Wildlife

These extremely rare whales spend the summer in Canadian waters. Once much more common, there are only about 500 of them left on Earth.

Lobster - Amazing CA Wildlife

The North American Lobster may be an item on a fancy menu, it is, first and foremost, an important wildlife species to our Atlantic coast’s ecology. Dive in, and discover this fascinating animal!

Salmon - Amazing CA Wildlife

The Pacific Salmon - amazing footage and explanation

Lynx - Amazing CA Wildlife

The amazing Canada Lynx

Beaver - Amazing CA Wildlife

The Beaver - Canada's most iconic animal

Caribou - Amazing CA Wildlife

North American Caribou search for food on their winter migration to the open tundra.

Jamie Soles ~ The Fur Trade Wars

Jamie Soles simple song about the fur trade wars will help students remember the event.

The Fur Trade in Canada

A quick animated video helps students understand the development of the fur trade in Canada

The Selkirk Settlers; Thomas Douglas, 5th Earl of Selkirk

The Rocky Mountain National Historic site was home to four forts, but very little remnants, or archival imagery, of any of the forts exist today.

CreeFoodTV: Pemmican

A Cree elder shows how to make pemmican.

Ray Mears' Northern Wilderness 2 - The Company that Built a Country

Ray Mears retracing the routes of the fur trade in Canada

Hudson's Bay Company History

From it's beginnings as the largest land owner in North America, to it's role in the French and Indian War, this is a brief history of the Hudson's Bay Company.

Evangeline: A Story of Acadie

Introduction to the history of Evangeline, heroine of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's epic poem.

Black History Month

Here's a collection of our favourite videos & titles about Black Canadian History

HMCS Haida and the Sinking of the Athabascan

Hear the story from Able Seaman Jack Hannam who served on the HMCS Haida and helped pick up survivors of The Athabascan, which was sunk in April, 1944.

Historical Thinking Skills by Grade

Easy to use chart of the Historical Thinking Skills by Grade

Remembrance - In Flanders Fields

Leonard Cohen recites the poem along with a NFB feature film about John McCrae's War

Remembrance: Front Lines - The Trenches (Video)

Incredible images and memories of the trenches during the First World War.

British Home Children in Canada

A video to give an idea of how the British Child Migrant Scheme started and the hurdles faced by the over 100,000 British Home Children once they were sent Canada to work as indentured farm workers and domestics.

Newfoundland Vikings - Living the Life

Viking life at LAnse aux Meadows, Newfoundland.

Cod Fisheries

Discover the historic & current cod fishery of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Rick in Gros Morne National Park

Rick travels the park to work with biologists checking the health of moose in the park.

Rick in Bull's Arm, NL on an Oil Rig

Check out a Newfoundland oil rig with Rick.

Rick and Fogo Island

Rick visits unique Fogo Island, NL.

Ferryland and the Colony of Avalon

Virtual Tour to discover the historic Colony of Avalon in Ferryland, NL

Artists of Canada's History

Examine the early Canadian history art of four painters whose work inspired adults and school children in the early part of the 20th century.

Rick and RCMP Training

Rick trains to be a Mountie at the RCMP training facility in Regina.

Mistahimaskwa (Big Bear)

Who was Mistahimaskwa, Big Bear? He was the last Chief to reluctantly sign the infamous numbered treaties that confined aboriginals to reservations. Big Bear held out because he accurately foresaw the consequences of that policy.

Sir Isaac Brock's Coatee : Under a New Light

The coatee of General Brock is seen under black light showing human wear.

I Am Anishinaabe

I am Anishinaabe is a video short about a young girl's pride for her Anishinaabe heritage.

Forestry in Canada

First hand view of logging and machinery in BC

Old Town Lunenburg

Lunenburg is the best surviving example of a planned British colonial settlement in North America. Established in 1753, it was declared a UNESCO site in 1995.

Boy Among Polar Bears

A young Inuit boy follow his father's footsteps in learning traditional ways of life. Amazing video in 1-3 minute segments

What is a community?

Find our the differences between rural, urban and suburban communities.

Migration of the Salmon

Follow the path of the amazing migration of both east and west coast salmon.

My first igloo - A Boy Among Polar Bears

A young Inuit boy learns to make his first igloo.

Bear Catching Salmon - Amazing CA Wildlife

See amazing footage of a grizzly bear using fancy footwork to get a dead salmon from a stream without getting it's ears wet.

Race Against the Frozen Tide

The Inuit from Kangiqsujuaq in northern Quebec harvest food from an interesting and dangerous place.

What is the Magna Carta?

It asks why Magna Carta was originally created and what it meant to those living in the 13th century.

Going Global - Forms & Systems of Government

Learn about unitary, confederal, federal, and parliamentary governmental systems.

Black Rod has the door slammed in his face, 2009

Canada's parliamentary system is modelled in history after the British system. See the ceremony of the Black Rod in this video of UK state opening, 2009.

Terry Fox

A look back at some news broadcasts about Terry Fox

How Do Political Parties Work

SpringtideCo explains political parties

How to Win an Election in Canada

If you are eligible to vote in a Canadian election, it's also your democratic right to be on the ballot as a candidate. Here's how candidates win.

The 900 Mile Ballot: How do elections work in Canada?

How do elections work in Canada? From SpringtideCo.

The Right to Vote

From Student Vote, this is a great video about the history, rights and obligations of voting.

Th Electoral Process

This video, which focuses on how the government of Ontario is elected, illustrates the basics of government, democracy, and how the electoral system works across Canada.

The Famous Five and the Persons Case

Five outstanding women fight to be recognized as persons under the law. They change the the view of women in society, forever.

House of Commons sampling - Speaker of the House

The Speaker of the House handles a request for an Emergency Debate

Le Prix du Gouverneur général pour l'entraide

Récompensez la générosité des gens de votre communauté avec le Prix du Gouverneur général pour l’entraide.

Governor General's Caring Canadian Award

Hear the stories of four recipients of the Governor General's Caring Canadian Award.

Black Rod Has the Door Slammed in His Face

Parliament in the U.K. opens with the ceremonial Black Rod. Canadian parliamentary traditions are based on the U.K. traditions.

House of Commons Speaker's Parade

Parliamentary Guide, Imaan, from Ottawa, Ontario tells us about the House of Commons Speaker's parade.

Flag of Canada - The Real Story

The real story behind the Canadian Flag by The National

Opening Parliament

The Black Rod and Speech from the Throne

House of Commons sampling - Cabinet Minister on new legislation

The Minister of Justice, Hon. Peter MacKay speaks to the House of Commons about new legislation.

House of Commons sampling - Passing of a bill

A bill is passed in the House of Commons after a third reading.

Canada's Democracy and the Constitution

Video telling the basics of Canada's government and the constitution.

The Levels of Government

Student Vote video about the three levels of government.

Nellie McClung wins the vote

Despite resistance from Premier R.P. Roblin, the famous suffragette fights for Manitoban women's right to vote (1916).

The Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Human rights and freedoms are essential for democracy to work. A democracy without human rights and freedoms is like a banana split without the banana, a computer without a keyboard, a bicycle without pedals, a game without rules.

How Canada Became a Democracy

Two simple 3 minute videos help students (and adults) understand a little more about responsibile government and democracy.

The Selection of Ottawa as Our Capital City (ENG & FR)

Why was Ottawa selected as the capital city of Canada?

Parliament Symbols Games for K-Gr. 3

Match symbols found a the Parliament buildings in three online matching games.

Parliament, Democracy and You

How does Parliament affect you? Watch a short video from the Library of Parliament.

The Last Spike

In Craigellachie, British Columbia at 9:22 am on November 7, 1885, the last railway spike was hammered in, connecting Canada from coast to coast.

NWT ~ The Nahanni River

NWT ~ Wood Buffalo National Park

Wood Buffalo National Park is the largest national park in Canada. Sprawling across northeastern Alberta and southern Northwest Territories, it was originally established in 1922 in an effort to protect the world's largest herd of free-roaming Wood Bison.

NWT ~ Classic Canadian Bush Plane

The de Havilland Beaver is a single engine, high wing, propeller-driven aircraft -- and is widely considered one of Canada's most celebrated engineering achievements of the 20th century.

Rick and Ice Pilots in NWT

Rick heads to Yellowknife, NWT to fly with the ice pilots of Buffalo Air.

New Brunswick Highland Games in Frederiction with Samuel and Audrey

Audrey and I were thrilled to cover this event which celebrates Scottish and Celtic culture and heritage. There was drumming, piping, dancing, singing and athletics.

Whale-Watching with Whales-n-Sails Adventure | New Brunswick

Whale watching in The Bay of Fundy aboard a wind powered yacht

New Brunswick's Rivers, Bay of Fundy, and Acadia

Join New Brunswick Tourism on an interesting look at some of New Brunswick's most popular features.

Bay of Fundy Tides

Why is the Bay of Fundy tide the highest in the world?

Rick Goes Lobster Fishing

Join Rick on Grand Manan Island for an day of lobster fishing.

Rick and Face-first Rappelling in New Brunswick

Rick goes to Drummond, NB to head face-first into the Grand Falls Gorge.

Remembering Those Who Serve/Served at Christmas time

Christmas is a special time of year to be with family. Although we all benefit from Canada's military efforts, most of us have little understanding of war and its impact on everyday life around the world.

Remembering ~ Liberation Parade in the Netherlands

Canadian Veterans of the Liberation of the Netherlands, participate in the Liberation March Past in Wageningen. Set in the Dutch town where the 25th German Army officially surrendered, the celebratory parade marks the 70th anniversary of that event.

Remembrance Ceremony - Netherlands, Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery

Canadians pay their respects during a remembrance ceremony at Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery in the Netherlands. In May, 2015, a Canadian delegation of Veterans is participating in events to mark the 70th anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands.

Corrie Ten Boom Interview 1974

Corrie Ten Boom's interview intermixed with scenes from The Hiding Place video brings her faith to life.

Evacuation of Dunkirk

Sample of online pages for Canada, in the Twenthieth Century

1914-18 ~ Last Battle of Werner Voss

Sample of online pages for Canada, in the Twenthieth Century

Great Sandhills and Historic Cypress Hills

Saskatchewan's Southwest with the Great Sandhills and historic Cypress Hills

Saskatchewan's Link to Diamonds

Who knew Saskatoon's link to world diamonds!?

Snowkiting on the Prairies

How do you ski in flat Saskatchewan? Catch the wind in a kite for snowkiting!

Saskatchewan Crops: From Field to Port

Saskatchewan grains are shipped all over the world! Saskatchewan Wanderer, Caitlin Taylor explores the journey grain takes form the field to the elevator and beyond!

Becoming a Mountie in Saskatchewan

Visitors get to see what it's like to be a Mountie for a day.

God Bless Saskatchewan

Photos and music highlight the beauty of Saskatchewan

VoD - Charlotte Gray

Trained to be an undercover courier for England, Charlotte straps on a parachute and falls from the sky into Vichy France. 14A movie about the French resistance and spies who helped them. Canadian spies were part of the British operations in France.

A Brief Tour Through Brittany, France

See a brief tour through the Brittany region of France starting with Rennes.

Voyage of the Nonsuch

Remembrance Day Vignettes

Remembrace Day Vignettes are a great way to open or close your Remembrance Day Lesson

Faces of Newfoundland Videos 1 & 2

From St. John's to Nain, Port Aux Basques to Trepassey, Faces of Newfoundland proudly presents a collaborative video and photo blog of the people and places of this wonderful island.

The Laurentians of Quebec

Explore the Appalachian Mountain region of the province of Quebec

Samuel & Audrey's Hockey Hall of Fame, Toronto, ON

Visiting the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto

Samuel & Audrey's Travel Guide to Wolfe Island, Kingston, ON

Wolfe Island Thousand Islands Travel Guide

Samuel & Audrey's Travel Guide to Fredericton, NB

21 things to do in Fredericton

Samuel & Audrey's Travel Guide to Montreal City

30 things to do in Montreal - Top Attractions

Samuel & Audrey's Travel Guide to Summer in Quebec City

10 Things to Do in Quebec City Travel Guide along with why Québec City is A UNESCO Heritage Site

Samuel & Audrey's Travel Guide to Winter in Quebec City

Adventure bloggers, Samuel & Audrey share their travel stories from Quebec City

Rick Goes Ice Canoeing - Quebec Winter Carnival

Rick pays a visit to Winter Carnival to race across the frozen St. Lawrence River and down the streets of Quebec City with the HMCS Montcalm's ice canoe team.

Robert Service Collection

All our Robert Service Ballads in one place

Yukon Music with Stompin' Tom Connors & Hank Karr

Yukon music

The Provinces (and Territories) of Canada in Song

Learn the provinces, territories and their capitals in song.

Fun in the Yukon

Spice up your month with some ballads of Yukon

Robert Service ~ The Shooting of Dan McGrew

Robert Service's famous ballad about miners, love, and the Yukon

Robert Service ~ The Ballad of the Ice Worm Cocktail

The men of the Yukon play a joke on an arrogant newcomer.

Robert Service ~ The Ballad of Blasphemous Bill

It's hard to keep a promise in 40 below, but the old miner figures out how to do it.

Robert Service ~ Comfort

Robert Service has a word of encouragement for all the 'down-on-luck' miners.

Ice Worms ~ Tall tale or real?

Robert Service mentions ice worms in several of his ballads about the Yukon. Are they a tall tale, or are they real? Let's find out!

Dawson City Sourdough

This traditional miner's recipe has been tried and tested and is easy for you.

Robert Service ~ Law of the Yukon

This lengthy ballad will delight and challenge your middle grade and older students

Robert Service ~ The Three Voices

What is the message in Robert Service's poem?

Robert Service ~ Spell of the Yukon

Listen to the Spell of the Yukon by country singer, Jim Reeves.

Robert Service ~ The Men That Don't Fit In

Enjoy a dramatic rendition of this Robert Service ballad.

Robert Service ~ The Cremation of Sam McGee

A new version of an old poem by Robert W. Service starring Hal Jeayes. Directed by Davin Jeayes

Same Steele ~ Heritage Minutes

The legendary Mountie evicts an American gambler from the Yukon during the Klondike Gold Rush (1898).

Rosies of the North

They raised children, baked cakes..and built world-class fighter planes. Sixty years ago, thousands of women from Thunder Bay and the Prairies donned trousers, packed lunch pails and took up rivet guns to participate in the greatest industrial war effort.

Bush Pilot - Into the Wild Blue Yonder

Bush pilots of northern Quebec, last of a dying breed.

NWT ~ Aurora Substorm - Real time motion

Watch the northern lights in real time.

Tumpline and Tobaggan

Modern day woodsman and educator shows the use of a tumpline for gathering wood.

Don't Call Me Eskimo

CBC News article about youth in Nunavut creatng videos to describe their life in the north.

How to make a totem pole craft for elementary students.

Online video instructions from a Grade 5 teacher.

Weaving Videos for Primary Grades

A popular lesson from an elementary art classroom teacher.

Instructions for Crafting Beaded Indian Jewelry : Kids' Crafts & More

Instruction videos for beading crafts

Cree Hunters of Mistassini

National Film Board photographers record the life of 3 Cree families who go to the bush to hunt.

O Canada

Sing along O Canada

Remembrance Day Plan

Here is a little help for planning your Remembrance Day Activities

First World War Photograph Package

Remembrance Day Activity - Photographs of Life in the Trenches

Whale Watching Adventure - Vancouver Island

Share the excitement as a traveller shares his home video of a whale watching tour at Vancouver Island, B.C.

Rick Mercer at Whistler

Check out Whistler Ski Resort with Rick Mercer

Rick Mercer and the BC Forest Services

Rick travels to Kamloops to check out jobs of B.C. forest fire fighters.

Rick Goes Snorkeling with the Salmon in B.C.

Rick treks to Campbell River, BC to snorkel with the millions of spawning salmon.

Wilderness and Wildlife - Uniquely Yukon

Wilderness and Wildlife - Uniquely Yukon

Northern Lights - Uniquely Yukon

View the northern lights in a one minute Yukon Travel video

Rick Mercer at the Sourdough Festival in the Yukon

Rick heads up to the Yukon to check out the Sourdough Festival

Kamik - The Making of Sealskin Boots

This short documentary is a portrait of Ulayok Kaviok, one of the last of a generation of Inuit, born and bred on the land. We see her skills in making the sealskin boots.

Canadian Submarines~intriguing videos and information

100 Years Beneath the Sea - 1914-2014 - Canada's Submarines

Niagara Falls, Ontario

Discover the falls in this 5 minute introduction to one of the world's amazing natural wonders.

Wilderness Camping in Killarney Provincial Park, Ontario

The essence of wilderness camping with video from a canoe trip in Killarney Park, Ontario with Daryl Phillips

Rick Mercer at the GM Plant in Oshawa, Ontario

Rick builds Camaros and tests them at the Automotive Centre of Excellence in Oshawa, ON.

Rick Mercer at Chapman's Ice Cream in Ontario

Rick visits the Chapman's factory in Markdale, ON.

Rick Mercer Sails Ice Boats on the Bay of Quinte

Braving the frozen Bay of Quinte in Trenton, ON on an ice boat.

Government ~ Canada's Parliament Buildings - The Library

Get to know Canada's parliament buildings through a virtual tour of the library.

Government ~ Canada's Parliament Buildings - The Senate

Take a virtual tour through the Senate Foyer and Chambers

Government ~ Canada's Parliament Buildings - The House of Commons

Visit Ottawa's parliament buildings in virtual tours.

Rick Mercer Visits Sable Island

Rick explores the wonders of remote Sable Island

Rick Mercer at CFB Halifax

Rick trains with a naval boarding party and the Sea King Squadron to aid in the defense of Canada east coast.

Parliament ~ Head of State, Senate, House of Commons

See a brief look at the three levels of Canadian Parliament.

Rick Mercer Checks Out Bison in Alberta

Bison once roamed the plains and now are raised in Elk Island National Park in Alberta

Rick Mercer Has Fun at the Edmonton Rodeo

Rick sees what its like to be at the rodeo

Rick Mercer Whoops It Up at the Calgary Stampede

Join Rick at the Calgary Stampede and try your hand at the rodeo!

Rick Mercer at the Oil Sands in Alberta

Rick drives the big equipment at the oil sands.

Rick Mercer Checks out the Freestyle Water Ramp in Red Deer, AB

Practicing ski jumping with Central Alberta's Freestyle Ski Club in Red Deer

Bears in Banff National Park, Alberta

Travel Alberta gives us a 2 minutes glimpse of the magnificent bears of Banff National Park.

Rick Mercer Drives Cattle in Alberta

Driving cattle in southern Alberta

Beaver - Busy as a Beaver

A most amazing beaver experience on video

PEI and the world's favourite redhead - Anne of Green Gables

Everywhere in Prince Edward Island, it's hard to take a step without bumping into one of our favourite fictional characters, Anne of Green Gables.

Prince Edward Island Fishermen's Association - Our Story, Our Island, Our Fishery

Successes and challenges of the lobster fishery in PEI

Polar Bears in Stunning Beauty

View polar bears in Churchill, MB

Rick Mercer Builds Powerlines in Ontario

Rick tries to be a lineman to help build a 200-foot-tall high-voltage transmission towers in southern Ontario.

Rick Mercer Harvest Potatoes in PEI

Rick tries his hand at harvesting potatoes

Rick Mercer in Iqaluit

Rick Mercer has fun meeting people in Iqaluit, Nunavut.

Rick Mercer on the Red River in Manitoba

Rick Mercer heads to Selkirk, MB where ice is broken on the Red River as a flood prevention method.

Rick Mercer Climbs Mt. Nimbus

Spectacular Mt. Nimbus...can Rick Mercer climb it when he's never climbed before?

Rick Mercer at Louisbourg

Rick Mercer gives us a tour of the Fortress of Louisbourg

Cape Breton Island

Experience the beauty of Cape Breton Island

Canada Vignettes: The Move - Saskatchewan Grain Elevator

A Saskatchewan grain elevator is moved across the snow-covered prairie to a new home after nearly a half-century of use

Canada Vignettes: Flin Flon

This short documentary vignette reveals the curious origin of the name of Flin Flon, Manitoba.

Canada Vignettes: Men of the Deeps, Cape Breton

A series of vignettes featuring coal mines in New Waterford and Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, with traditional Cape Breton folk songs sung by Men of the Deeps, a miners' choral group.

The Hockey Sweater

Animated narrated version of Quebec story of The Hockey Sweater

City of Gold

In a 1957 classic short film by the National Film Board, Pierre Berton describes the Klondike gold rush at its peak.

Dog Sledding in Inuvik NWT

Enjoy dog sledding in Inuvik, NWT

Snowmobiling on Great Slave Lake

Alex and Luke, two Canadian friends show us their snowmobile excursion on Great Slave Lake

Jen Pilon Talks Diamonds

Canada's first female diamond polisher explains her trade in Yellowknife.

Life in Iqaluit Nunavut

Two Canadian friends visit Iqaluit and give us their impressions.

First Nations and the Battle of York in 1812

Virtual visit to Fort York to find out about the Battle of York and how it affected First Nations warriors

Canada in the Twentieth Century Compatibility with Provincial Standards

How does Canada in the Twentieth Century match your province's requirements for a high school course?

Robert Service reads The Cremation of Sam McGee & The Shooting of Dan McGrew

Robert Service reads his own two most famous poems. Audio only.

Summit Series 1972

NHL.com brings us a series of articles and videos on the Summit Series for the 40th anniversary month.

Canada & the War of 1812~Timeline & More

Timeline stocked full of resources including many videos, both humorous and educational.

Geography Matters

Do you grumble about learning geography? See why Geography Matters!!!

Celebrations ~ St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day, the holiday commemorating Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, has long been a part of Canadian history.

Moving Art ~ Gratitude

Be inspired! Make your life a blessing to others moment by moment. Live in gratitude for the world around this.

NWT ~ Cry of the Wild

Follow nature enthusiast Bill Mason as he explores the Canada's Arctic and timber wolves in the NFB documentary, Cry of the Wild.

The High Price of Materialism

North America's culture of consumerism undermines our well-being. This video will encourage and support those who choose to make different decisions about lifestyle, family, and education of their children.

Nova Scotia ~ Christmas Island

Christmas Island, Nova Scotia is known around the world!

Remembrance Day Video~1

Remembrance Day/Veteran's Day Video

Slithering Snakes in Manitoba

Where is the best place to find thousands of red-sided garter snakes in the whole world?

Paddle to the Sea

Classic tale of travels through the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean, in book and film. See the YouTube videos here.

Finding the Franklin Ships

Finding the ships..the search for the Northwest Passage was an obsession for explorers in the 19th century and may help Canada lay claim to Arctic sovereignty.

Sir Isaac Brock: Vol II ~ Impossible?!!!

“By the Lord Harry, sir, do not tell me it is impossible,” he bellowed at me. “Nothing should be impossible for a soldier. The word impossible should not be found in the soldier’s dictionary.”

Sir Isaac Brock: Vol I ~ A Man's Man!

Tecumseh, stated emphatically, “This is a man!” No other hero of the War of 1812 displayed as much boldness, imagination, and inspiration as Brock during the first year of the war. He was a man's man!

David Thompson: Vol V ~ Sukamappee's Story, 1730

A fascinating account recorded in Thompson�s journal of the final great Snake-Blackfoot war on the plains, the introduction of fire-arms, and the first sighting of a horse by the Blackfoot. Rare, first-hand account.

David Thompson: Vol IV ~ Treacherous Crossing, 1808

Men had died at this very spot, being dashed to pieces when their canoe went into the whirlpool. The spring warmth made the rivers more swollen each day, as they boiled and churned their way through the canyon.

David Thompson: Vol III ~ Kootenay House, 1807

The grizzled, scruffy fur trader stood at the door of the fort in the mountains. Short and stocky, he did not look imposing until his powerful voice carried a shout to the Piegans just beyond his gates, “I know you are come as spies!

David Thompson: Vol II ~ What to do with a Crazy Horse

“No, Mister Thompson! Not that crazy one!” the voyageur cried, as he eyed the fidgety and untamed horse. I gazed up at the shining mountains before us, their snow-capped peaks a fortress, formidable but familiar. A Canadian History adventure.

David Thompson: Vol I ~ Meet the Man

I can hear his laugh, imagine the twinkle in his eye, see him urge his companions to exhuastion, and glimpse his star-gazing calculations on a frosty night. David Thompson, one of Donna's favourite Canadian historical heros.

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