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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

Wanted! 500, 000 Canadians for WW I

Desmond Morton, McGIll University

It may seem odd, but most recruiting in Canada for the First World War happens spontaneously. Close to a million Canadians volunteer, some many times. Local militia regiments compete by organizing battalions of about a thousand men. Not until 1916 does Ottawa spend money on recruiting and then only in Quebec, where volunteering lags. Why do men join the Canadian Expeditionary Force -- or what do recruiters think will persuade them?


First Nations




Society / Daily Life

Politics / Economy

Technology, Industry & Commerce