French President Charles de Gaulle was coaxed from a visit with Mayor Jean Drapeau on July 24, 1967, by a crowd of thousands chanting his name outside Montréal’s City Hall.
As he stepped onto the balcony over the building’s main entrance, a great cheer rose up. With confidence, de Gaulle gave a brief speech, punctuating his final words with the unforgettable cry "Vive le Québec libre!"
Below the balcony, where throngs gathered to glimpse de ...
Historically, when birch-bark canoes were built for the fur trade at the North West Company's outpost at Fort William in Thunder Bay, Ont., it took only a week to build a 24-footer. These were much larger vessels than the 12-foot craft that I intend to make. But because I don't have the experience of these master craftsmen, I’m hoping to make mine in about 18 days if everything goes according to plan.
The Scottish clans of Canada filled Parliament Hill to show their colours in celebration of National Tartan Day on April 10, 2011.
Among some of the first Voyageurs in Canada, the Scots have played an important role in shaping our nation. And with approximately 4.7 million Canadians claiming Scottish heritage, they continue to to this day. Immerse yourself in the celebration.
Rapid glacial retreat happening all over the world is known to have been brought on by climate change, but the melting patterns of many glaciers have now been linked to the circulation of ocean water.
A recent study by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) reveals that heat transported through Greenland’s ice sheet has caused glaciers there to lose mass, increasing flow speeds. Melting occurs as a result of warm water reaching the fjords, circulating and interacting with the glacier ...
From the peaks of Banff to the historically saturated Fort of Louisbourg, Canadian parks and historical sites easily stoke inspiration.
In them, Canadian art heavyweights Emily Carr and the Group of Seven sought to capture the Canadian wilderness in the early 1900s. Now, the National Parks Project is aiming to put a modern-day twist on creativity in the wild by inviting musicians and filmmakers to capture the spirit of parks across the country.