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

In the Eye of the Camera, 1840-1867

Nora Hague, McCord Museum

The art of photography is not very old. It was born in 1826, when Nicéphore Niepce, after years of experimentation, finally succeeded in making a fuzzy permanent photographic image of his courtyard on a piece of asphalt-coated pewter with an exposure of eight hours. Today, photography has become such an integral part of modern life that most people have a hard time imagining a world without it.


First Nations




Society / Daily Life

Politics / Economy

Technology, Industry & Commerce