One hundred and fifty years, 150 stories, one issue. What better way for two of Canada’s best magazines to celebrate the nation’s sesquicentennial? That’s right — two magazines, one issue. Canadian Geographic and The Walrus have partnered to publish The Story of Canada in 150 Objects, a 132-page collection of items, ideas and icons that have shaped the country’s past, are influencing its present and will define its future.
Available on newsstands on Jan. 16, 2017, the stories the magazine will tell run the gamut from fables to fresh water, politics to politesse, cartoons to cocktails, equines to Eaton’s, plus many more. Some items on our list can be considered can’t-miss (yes, there’s hockey); others will no doubt surprise you, telling stories about a Canada you’re unfamiliar with or a Canada that’s just emerging. All them, however, are stitches in the cultural, historic, geographic and economic fabric of the nation.
Featuring writing from the likes of Dave Bidini, Wade Davis, Terry Fallis, Will Ferguson, Charlotte Gray, Amanda Lang, Alanna Mitchell and David Suzuki, it’s the one magazine that you’ll want to keep on your coffee table as 2017 unfolds and Canada’s 150th approaches.