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

Exploration in the Canadian Arctic

François Cartier and Guislaine Lemay, McCord Museum

Exploration of the Arctic has been a facet of Canadian history from the arrival of the first Europeans in North America until today. The main motivation behind European expeditions to this terra incognita is to seek a navigable passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific. The country that discovers this route will have direct access to the wealth of the Orient.


First Nations




Society / Daily Life

Politics / Economy

Technology, Industry & Commerce