Tagcanadian history

The 1951 Royal Visit

5157266 Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh sporting a “ten gallon hat” watching the rodeo at Calgary during their tour of Canada, © Mirrorpix. As we are in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Year, many Canadians...

Harold Alexander

We have finally come to the end of the line in terms of Governors General who came from prominent families or institutions in Britain. After this episode, we will be delving into the Governors General who were born in Canada, or spent most of their...

The Welland Canal

Each year, 3,000 ships, carrying 40 million tons of cargo, pass through the Welland Canal. The canal would help Toronto become the largest city in Canada, while fostering increased trade on the Great Lakes between the United States and Canada. The...

John Buchan

After the relatively low-key time of Lord Bessborough, the new Governor General would bring a passion for Canada that extended back decades. He was a man who loved history, writing and the idea of a Canadian national identity. He was John Buchan...

The Birth Of The CBC

Over the course of nine decades, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has become an integral part of the Canadian identity. It has brough us shows that have shaped the culture of Canada, covered the events that became part of our heritage, and...

The Richard Riot

One of the most important events in Quebec’s history in the 20th century came about because of a hockey game but it had nothing to do with a Stanley Cup. Instead, it was a suspension and the subsequent riot that would become a precursor to the Quiet...

James Gladstone

There have been many Indigenous trailblazers when it comes to the world of politics. Today, I am looking at the man who paved the way to the Senate, James Gladstone. Born on May 21, 1887, he would choose the name of Akay-na-muka, which means Many...

The Canoe River Train Collision

It was in the mountains of British Columbia, when soldiers who were going off to serve their country would meet their end in one of the worst train disasters in Canadian history. At Canoe River, just outside Valemount, BC, on Nov. 21, 1950, two...

Canadian History Ehx

Recent posts