About "Commemorate Canada"

Canadian Geographic commemorates 2020 is a series of articles, funded by the Government of Canada, celebrating milestone anniversaries of significance to the country’s history.

 
 
 
A Black and white photo of a sign that says "welcome home to Canada" on a brick building

A sign welcomes arrivals at the Pier 21 dockside in 1950. Photo: Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 (DI2013.839.32)

Photo: Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 (DI2013.839.32)
Canada’s last active seaport immigration shed closed 50 years ago — a look back at Pier 21
A painted portrait of a ship on the ocean waves

The Bluenose Wing ‘n Wing, an oil-on-canvas depiction of the legendary ship by William E. deGarthe circa 1956.

The symbolism of the iconic Canadian fishing and racing schooner Bluenose may be as relevant today as it was 100 years ago when the ship first hit the water
A painted portrait of a ship on the ocean waves

The Bluenose Wing ‘n Wing, une représentation pétrolière sur toile du navire légendaire de William E. Degarthe Cirpa 1956.

Le symbolisme du Bluenose, l’emblématique goélette canadienne de pêche et de course, est peut-être tout aussi pertinent aujourd’hui qu’il y a 100 ans, lorsque le navire a touché l’eau pour la première fois

Canada’s part in the Battle of the Atlantic (highlighted on this map) is considered its most essential role in the war. (Map: Chris Brackley/Can Geo)

Map: Chris Brackley/Can Geo
Canada’s part in the Battle of the Atlantic, shown here is considered its most essential role in the war

La participation du Canada à la bataille de l’Atlantique (rehaussée sur cette carte) est considérée comme étant son rôle le plus crucial dans la guerre. (Carte : Chris Brackley/Can Geo)

Carte : Chris Brackley/Can Geo
La participation du Canada à la bataille de l’Atlantique, montrée ici, est considérée comme étant son rôle le plus crucial dans la guerre.

Cette carte, produite pour les écoles en 1947, montre les 55 États membres des Nations Unies en date de 1946 et commémore le grand moment lors duquel la planète s’est unie pour le plus grand bien de tous.
(Carte: United Nations, L.G. Bullock. United Nations Map of the World. John Bartholomew & Son Ltd. Edinburgh 1948)

Carte: United Nations, L.G. Bullock. United Nations Map of the World. John Bartholomew & Son Ltd. Edinburgh 1948
Retracer l’histoire des Nations Unies à l’aide d’une carte, réalisée pour les écoles en 1947 afin de commémorer le grand moment de l’union de la planète pour le plus grand bien
UN, United Nations, 1945, LAC

This map was produced for schools in 1947 and depicts the 55 member states of the United Nations as of 1946. It includes major events and quotes from great historical works and figures (from the Bible to Abraham Lincoln), and Canada’s own coastlines are marked with two of history’s many attempts to find the Northwest Passage. (Map: United Nations, L.G. Bullock. United Nations Map of the World. John Bartholomew & Son Ltd. Edinburgh 1948)

Map: United Nations, L.G. Bullock. United Nations Map of the World. John Bartholomew & Son Ltd. Edinburgh 1948
Tracing the history of the United Nations with a map, produced for schools in 1947 to commemorate the momentous coming together of the planet for a greater good

This map of Manitoba compiled by A. L. Russell in 1871 depicts the province less than a year after it joined Confederation. (Map: A.L. Russell, Map of the Province of Manitoba, Ottawa, February 1871, Library and Archives Canada, E011198151)

Map: A.L. RUSSELL, MAP OF THE PROVINCE OF MANITOBA, OTTAWA, FEBRUARY 1871, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA, E011198151
A look at the inception of the original postage-stamp province through an 1871 map

Cette carte de 1871 est la première représentant la province de Manitoba. (Map: A.L. Russell, Map of the Province of Manitoba, Ottawa, February 1871, Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, E011198151)

Map: A.L. RUSSELL, MAP OF THE PROVINCE OF MANITOBA, OTTAWA, FEBRUARY 1871, Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, E011198151
Un aperçu de la formation de la province « timbre-poste », présenté par une carte de 1871

A.J. Casson (1898 - 1992) October, North Shore 1929 oil on canvas 76.4 x 91.8 cm Purchase 1985 McMichael Canadian Art Collection 1985.15

A.J. Casson (1898 - 1992)
Their first exhibition was May 7, 1920 at what is now the Art Gallery of Ontario
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