The day had dawned crisp and clear, but early spring can be an unpredictable time on northern roads. Ernest Castel and his passengers would soon be stranded in their car, buried under a massive Manitoba snowstorm.
You’ve probably never even heard of this tune.
Animals we think of as prehistoric lived long enough to have their picture drawn and some “modern” inventions are older than we think.
Canadian opera sensation Measha Brueggergosman on drama, faith and the wisdom that carries her through.
Ever wonder where all those unusual, unofficial holidays come from? These themed-holidays seem to pop up more and more lately. Some are health “awareness” days. Some are goofy fun. And some are real head-scratchers. We tracked down the origins of a few of our favourites.
We’ve gone into the Reader’s Digest Vault to bring you this hilarious and touching story written by famed Canadian humourist Stephen Leacock in 1941.
From the Reader’s Digest archives: How Sam, a blind chicken, taught my family about the dangers and joys of taking risks.
To mark the 70th anniversary of Reader’s Digest Canada, we selected four inspiring stories that show the amazing ways our magazine connect with our readers.
For decades, the singer, poet, teacher, tech whiz and activist has shaped the way we think about music, Indigenous rights and the Internet. Buffy Sainte-Marie’s greatest gift? Believing we can all do better.
In Europe, the Holocaust claimed the lives of 1.5 million children. Only about 1,000 “unaccompanied” children—those travelling without their parents—were allowed into the U.S. The 50 saved by Gil and Eleanor Kraus comprised the largest single group.
Napoleon wasn’t short? Bananas don’t grow on trees? Here, the world’s most contagious myths and misconceptions—debunked.
From teenage sleuths to everyday heroines, some of history’s most inspiring and fiery females can be found on the pages of these novels.
The species’ population has been rebounding, thanks to China’s captive-breeding program. The challenge now is returning giant pandas to their native habitat.
Ever wondered why soccer balls are black and white, bubble gum is pink and prize ribbons are blue? We found out the answers to those and other colourful head-scratchers.
There’s no better way to decompress over the holidays than by losing yourself in a great festive flick. Check out our countdown of the best Christmas movies of all time, and let us know which titles you’d like to see added to the list in the comments section!
No Christmas celebration feels complete without a decorated tree, delicious cookies, and a rousing round of carols—probably because those traditions began hundreds of years ago.
‘Tis the season to celebrate funny Christmas, Hanukkah, and holiday moments.
Ever heard of a Christmas carp? Wonder why stockings are hung by the chimney with care? And ponder who created the candy cane? Sit by the fire, my child, and we will illuminate.
Trekkies and Star Wars fans have nothing on book lovers.
Everyone has a story about Reader’s Digest. Over the decades, our iconic magazine has touched the lived of so many—across Canada and around the globe. To celebrate the 70th anniversary of Reader’s Digest Canada, we’re marking notable moments from our company’s rich legacy.