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From Canada’s early First Nations and Inuit cultures to European exploration, Confederation, women’s suffrage, wartime and beyond.

banff national park
Banff Springs Hotel, Banff National Park, [Alta.]. Canada. National Parks Branch / Library and Archives Canada / PA-057239
These images from the first half of the 20th century show Canada's oldest national park when it was still young
Asbestos industry images from Canadian Geographic articles in the 1930s
Photos: Canadian Geographic archives
As Canada announces a total ban on asbestos, Canadian Geographic looks back at its early coverage of the ‘magic’ mineral, from the days when its dangers were unknown or ignored
Portrait of Viola Desmond
Photo: Winnipeg Free Press/Wikimedia Commons
The Bank of Canada has announced that Viola Desmond will become the first Canadian woman to be featured on a regularly circulating banknote in 2018
aislin cartoon rene Lévesque
Illustration: Terry Mosher, a.k.a. Aislin
In his own words, editorial cartoonist Terry Mosher explains his best-remembered work
Fur traders in Canada, trading with Indians (1777)
Image: Library and Archives Canada
Hooked on new TV show Frontier? Here are the real-life titans of Canada's first industry.
Women Ambulance Corps
Photo: Chinese Canadian Military Museum
Preserving and celebrating the history of Chinese Canadians in Canada’s Armed Forces
Allan Hawco in character for Frontier
Photo courtesy Discovery Canada
Discovery Canada's original drama portrays the struggle for wealth and power in 1700s Canada
Vimy Ridge giant floor map is displayed at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum
Photo: Colin Rowe/Canadian Geographic
Canadian Geographic Education and The Royal Canadian Geographical Society unveil new tools to help students explore the legacy of the Great War
Sign saying "No votes for women."
Photo courtesy Canadian Museum of History
Display at the Canadian Museum of History in Ottawa also explores the historical context of women's suffrage
early mailbox
Photo: Canadian Geographic Archives
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