The Dill-icious History of Pickles
From kosher pickles to kimchi to pickled herring, there's a lot of goodness packed into this tangy snack.
A Cup of Comfort: All About Hot Chocolate
After a day of skating, skiing or shovelling snow, what’s better than a cup of hot chocolate?
Poutine Might Be the World’s Biggest New Comfort-Food Trend
Born in Quebec, poutine—fries topped with cheddar cheese curds and doused with beef gravy—is finding fans around the world.
Powerful Remembrance Day Quotes to Share on November 11
On Nov. 11, take a moment to reflect on the bravery and sacrifice of those who have served the True...
10 World-Famous Castles With Fascinating Histories
Every castle has a story to tell, but some landmarks possess a more colourful past than others. Strange architecture, flamboyant...
This is Why We Celebrate Halloween in the First Place
Halloween wasn't always about candy and costumes...
War Forced My Father Into Manhood at an Early Age
Not having a birth certificate at the time of enlistment, he was unaware that he had joined up as a...
13 Creepy Facts You Didn’t Know About Canada
From the screaming tunnel of Niagara Falls to the phantoms of Old Montreal, the Great White North has more than...
The Real Reason Maple Syrup Bottles Have Those Tiny Handles
Finally—a solution to this sticky mystery.
How Thanksgiving is Celebrated Around the World
Although we tend to think of Thanksgiving as a North American holiday, it turns out similar celebrations take place all...
This WWII B-29 Superfortress Still Manages to Impress
“FiFi” came off the assembly line in 1945, and is one of just two Superfortresses that are still flight-worthy.
Canada’s Prettiest Covered Bridges
At the end of the 19th century, Canada was home to more than 1,400 covered bridges, mainly on the East...
This Was the Worst Tornado in Canada’s History
The terrifying "Black Friday Tornado" swept through Edmonton on July 31, 1987, leaving 27 dead and 600 injured.
For 50 Years, This Ingenious Train Ferry Connected PEI to the Mainland
Christened the SS Prince Edward Island, it offered a new frontier for train and car travel.
The Most Popular Song From the Year You Were Born
These memorable tunes were the most popular songs from 1946 to 2020, according to Billboard. Did your favourites make the...
10 Most Famous Shipwrecks in Canadian History
From doomed Arctic expeditions to disastrous maiden voyages, these tragic shipwrecks have become the stuff of legend.
13 Little-Known Facts About Canada’s Most Famous Landmarks
From the CN Tower to the Chateau Frontenac, there's more to these iconic Canadian landmarks than meets the eye!
This Rare Cattle Breed Played a Fascinating Role in Canadian History
There are only about 300 heads of this purebred left in the country.
How Ramen Went from Humble Dish to Global Sensation
Ramen isn't just a cheap instant meal eaten by college students. This delicious Japanese noodle soup is packed with rich...
The Fascinating Reason Old Postage Stamps Were Sometimes Perforated With Initials
Collector Jon Johnson has spent a lifetime chasing these "stamps full of holes."
A Windmill Has Stood in This Quebec Town For More Than 300 Years
From early settlement and quaint village to prosperous town and city, Pointe Claire, Quebec, is rich in history.
Canadian History on Camera: A Gorgeous Gallery of Treasures From the Past
We challenged you to capture Canadian history on camera, and you delivered! From charming covered bridges to heirloom artifacts, check...
The Year Canada Didn’t Have a Summer
The fascinating story of how a natural disaster on the other side of the world made the summer of 1816...