From Canada’s early First Nations and Inuit cultures to European exploration, Confederation, women’s suffrage, wartime and beyond.
A view across the devastated neighbourhood of Richmond in Halifax, Nova Scotia after the Halifax Explosion, looking toward the Dartmouth side of the harbour. The SS Imo, one of the ships involved in the collision that triggered the explosion, can be seen aground on the far side of the harbour. (Photo: Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management)
Can you see Canada? This 1560 map of the world by Italian engraver Paolo Forlani is the first known instance of the name "Canada" appearing on a printed map. (Map: Paolo Forlani, Paulus de Furlanis Veronensis opus hoc ex.mi cosmographi d[omi]ni Iacobi Gastaldi pedemontani instauravit, et dicavit ex.ti iur. vt doct[iss] et aurato aequiti d[omi]no Paulo Michaeli Vincentino, 1560, Library and Archives Canada e006581135)
A 1916 letter from Canadian soldier George Cantlie to his daughter Celia Cantlie with pressed flowers from the battlefields of Europe. Cantlie's 'war flowers' are the inspiration behind a new multi-sensory exhibition on now at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa. (Photo: Alexandra Pope/Canadian Geographic)