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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

The Acadian Renaissance

Musée acadien de l'université de Moncton

The century that follows the expulsion of the Acadians -- the Great Upheaval of 1755 -- is a period of reconstruction for the Acadian people. But it is also a period of isolation, due to the fact that they are scattered throughout various regions of eastern Canada. During the second half of the 19th century, a growing awareness on the part of all Acadians produces a desire for a society on a par with that of their English and French-Canadian fellow citizens. This, in turn, leads to a remarkable resurgence of this forsaken people, one that makes itself felt at all levels - social, economic, political, cultural and religious. The period in question becomes known as the Acadian Renaissance.


First Nations




Society / Daily Life

Politics / Economy

Technology, Industry & Commerce