Culture

Let us entertain you! Here, you’ll find collections of Canada’s funniest jokes, as well as our guides to the best streaming content on Netflix, brain-teasing trivia, and insightful takes on pop culture.

On Call For You: Vancouver

Firefighters need to be prepared for anything at a moment's notice. It all starts with keeping every piece of equipment,...


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Tips for Campus Success

Packing up all your belongings and leaving the nest can be both exhilarating and scary. Whatever your approach to going...


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Is That a Hero in the Mirror?

Mathew Vizbulis (rescue hero, 2006), a 29-year-old artist who jumped into the Niagara River to save three people from drowning,


Mom Knows Best…Even if You’re a Celebrity

Whether it's our sense of humour, warm smile, or cunning smarts, we all carry parts of our mothers within us....


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How He Met The Walrus

When Jerry Levitan was 14, he tracked down John Lennon at a hotel in Toronto, barged in his room and...


The Story of Rudolph

Read this story aloud to your children or get them to interpret the story. The script can also be used...


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Behind the Scenes: War & Peace

In the December 2007 issue of Reader's Digest, the author writes about an unlikely friendship between a Second World War...


Remembering Canada’s War Dead

Canada has seven official Books of Remembrance, each housed under protective glass in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower,...

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Canada’s Fallen, Forever Remembered

Every day at 11:00 a.m., a member of the House of Commons Protective Service Staff enters the Memorial Chamber of...


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Ryan’s Well

On learning that African children were dying for lack of clean water, the young Canadian decided to act


12 Ways to Remember the True Meaning of Christmas

Amid the bustle and the buying, the eats and the treats, take time to rekindle the real spirit of the...


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The Second Greatest Christmas Story Ever Told

From its first publication, "A Christmas Carol" has charmed and inspired millions. There have been scores of editions and translations,...


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Grow Ops-An Inside Look

What—and who—lurks behind closed doors across our nation?


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The Klondike Gold Rush

Wilfrid Laurier was barely a month into his new job as Canada’s Prime Minister in August 1896 when gold was


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Who Are Canada’s Homeless?

Most of us have become accustomed to seeing the homeless on our streets. What surprises us is the unprecedented rise


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Canada’s Most Wanted

In co-operation with the RCMP and other police agencies, Reader's Digest launches a manhunt for this country's most heinous...

25 Doctor Who Quotes To Live Your Life By

With more than 900 years of experience to draw from, it’s only natural everyone's favourite Time Lord would have a...


The Woman Who Wrestled a Cougar

With no one to call for help, Larrane Leech put herself face-to-face with a young cougar to protect the children...


The Caesar: How One Unlikely Drink Became Canada’s National Cocktail

Who really invented the Caesar? And why do Canadians love it so much? Learn how this cocktail won over the...


These Random Acts of Kindness Will Inspire You to Pass It On

From donating a kidney to writing letters to seniors, these incredible Canadians made a difference this past year.


This Is What People Used to Carve for Halloween Before Pumpkins

So that's why they're called jack-o'-lanterns!