50 Funniest Town Names Across Canada
From Ontario's "Punkeydoodle's Corners" to Newfoundland's "Happy Adventure," we dare you to drive past these town signs without taking a selfie.
10 Facts to Celebrate Tartan Day in Canada
A gift from Scotland to the world, tartan is an instantly recognizable textile that connects communities across the globe. Woven...
Why Does Easter Fall on a Different Sunday Every Year?
The date of this spring holiday is not as random as you might think.
The Real Reason Traffic Lights Are Red, Yellow and Green
There's a perfectly good explanation for those familiar traffic light colours.
The Best April Fool’s Day Pranks in History
Are you a natural born prankster? Take inspiration from these classic April Fool's Day pranks, which rank among the funniest...
These Vintage Postcards Offer a Unique Glimpse Into Canada’s Past
Using the "social media" of long ago to explore family roots has grown into a fascinating hobby for this Quebecer.
In the Winter of ’81, Something Strange Washed Up on the Bay of Fundy’s Shores
How one town rallied around an amazing, unexpected visitor.
Why Bonaire is the Caribbean’s Best-Kept Secret
Bonaire has everything you'd want in a Caribbean getaway: warm weather, crystal-clear waters and abundant marine life. But this tiny...
10 Incredible Canadian Women You Didn’t Learn About in History Class
To celebrate International Women's Day on March 8, we're taking a look at the remarkable women who helped shape Canada—and...
Check Out This Collector’s Impressive Vintage Motorcycle Replicas
The speed of these vintage motorcycle replicas isn’t what catches the eye—it’s the unrivalled realism.
The Alluring Mysteries of the Old Homestead
This charming log structure remains a striking feature on our family's Alberta farm, and poses a number of questions about...
This Classic Canadian Watercraft is Seaworthy Once Again
It seems amazing that this Gidley survived long enough to cross paths with an old guy who was looking for...
I Grew Up in a Mail-Order House From the Eaton’s Catalogue
A century-old farmhouse holds many special memories for one family.
True Crime Podcasts Worth Adding to Your Playlist
Whether they're shining a spotlight on infamous cold cases or modern-day unsolved mysteries, these Canadian podcasts are as chilling as...
Railway Adventures for the Canadian History Buff
All aboard for a magical history tour of attractions that are best experienced by train.
The World’s 10 Greatest Museums
Boasting incredible collections of historical artifacts and priceless treasures of the art world, these iconic institutions will take you on...
King Charles’s 10 Most Memorable Royal Visits to Canada
As the Prince of Wales, Charles's royal visits to Canada stretch back more than five decades, and paint...
The World’s Most Breathtaking Forgotten Cities
Cities rise and fall, but centuries after being completely deserted, these archaeological sites manage to evoke a sense of awe.
This Was the Coldest Day in Canadian History
On February 3, 1947, the temperature in the Yukon plunged to a bone-chilling (and record-breaking) -63°C.
Preserving the Distinct Language of Newfoundland
There are hundreds of words you'll only hear uttered on "the Rock," and you'll find them all in the 770-page...
The Greatest Great-Great-Grandfather of All
From shipwrecks to family tragedies, William Bunton's journey through the 19th century is recalled by his descendent.
The 10 Worst Snowstorms in Canadian History
Buried cars, power cuts, whiteouts, slippery roads and vicious winds—Canadian snowstorms can hit hard. Here are the 10 blizzards that...
The 10 Most Memorable Royal Visits to Canada
Although we've yet to see a royal visit to Canada in the Netflix series The Crown, the royal family has...
This is the Oldest Christmas Carol (Hint: It’s Not “Silent Night”)
You’ve probably never even heard of this tune.
Why We Hang Stockings for Christmas
It has a little something to do with a man known as St. Nicholas.
Uniquely Canadian Holiday Traditions, From Coast to Coast
From Réveillon to "mummering," here are some of the unique ways Canadians celebrate the most wonderful time of the year.
The Fascinating Story of How Canada Got Its Name
...And some crazy alternatives you'll be glad they scrapped.
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...
In One Hour, the Temperature in This Alberta Town Rose 40 Degrees
The Chinook wind on January 10, 1962, set the stage for the most extreme temperature change in Canadian history.
This is How We Used the Kitchen Stove in the Great Depression
During the Great Depression, the old stove was the heart and soul of the kitchen—and family life.