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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

Getting Down to Business: Canada, 1896-1919

Duncan McDowall, Carleton University

At the dawn of the 20th century, Canada becomes a modern industrial nation. General stores, local foundries and small-scale manufacturing plants of the previous century have given way to department stores, blast furnaces and assembly lines. An integrated national economy now extends from coast to coast. When war breaks out in 1914, Canada harnesses its industries to patriotic purposes. By the time peace returns in 1918, Canadians have industrial muscle and their dream of "Canada's century."


First Nations




Society / Daily Life

Politics / Economy

Technology, Industry & Commerce