Fascinating slices of Canadian history they didn’t teach you in school.

This Was One of Canada’s Darkest Days During the Second World War

On July 25, 1944, 320 soldiers in Canada's Black Watch regiment faced three times as many German soldiers. Where was...

Every UNESCO World Heritage Site in Canada

Did you know that 20 of the world’s greatest wonders are right in your own backyard?

30+ Powerful True Stories of Canadian Veterans to Read for Remembrance Day

On Nov. 11, remember the bravery of those who have served the True North Strong and Free with these harrowing...

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The Fascinating Story Behind Every Provincial Flower

How well do you know your Canadian history? Find out which gorgeous floral emblem represents your home province or territory,...

How the Caesar Became Canada’s Favourite Cocktail

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

The True Story Behind Princess Diana’s Revenge Dress

Her dress wasn’t the only thing that made everyone's jaw drop that night.

Leonard Cohen’s Montreal: 5 Places Where You Can Walk in the Footsteps of the Canadian Icon

Since Leonard Cohen's death in 2016, fans from around the world have been flocking to Montreal to pay homage to...

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What Everyone Gets Wrong About Daylight Saving Time

Don't forget to turn your clocks back at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 6, 2022! As daylight saving time (DST)...

After Seven Decades, This Canadian Soldier Was Finally Laid to Rest

The remains of Private Kenneth Donald Duncanson were discovered in Belgium in 2014. The news sent his closest living relative...

This is Why We Celebrate Halloween in the First Place

Halloween wasn't always about candy and pumpkins...

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20 Mind-Blowing Artifacts You’ll Find in Canadian Museums

Figure you’ve seen everything Canada has to offer? Think again! From pop culture oddities to one-of-a-kind historical treasures, you’ll be...

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Mind-Blowing Facts You Didn’t Learn About in Science Class

These quirky science facts will spark your sense of wonder.

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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...

What People Used to Carve For Halloween (Before Pumpkins)

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

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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...

More Than Just a Cemetery: Exploring Toronto’s Mount Pleasant Cemetery

Toronto’s historic Mount Pleasant Cemetery is the final resting place of many prominent Canadians, and boasts one of North America’s...

How the Yellowhead Highway Helped Unite Western Canada

The fascinating origins of the 3,500-kilometre route that now spans four provinces and dozens of beautiful parks.

Remembering the Bunkhouse

An unlikely real estate purchase became this immigrant family's stepping stone to a better life.

This Trailblazing Ontario Woman Broke Down Gender Barriers in World War II

The inspiring story of Cobourg, Ontario's Fern Blodgett Sunde, who became the first female wireless operator to serve on a...

Chilcotin: Canada’s Last Frontier

Freedom Road (Highway 20) is a perfect snapshot of Wild West history.

This is the Real Difference Between Great Britain and the United Kingdom

Despite popular belief, Great Britain and the United Kingdom cannot be used interchangeably.

How One Dutch Family Survived WWII to Start Anew in Canada

In the “Hunger Winter” of 1944-45, when an estimated 25,000 people starved to death in Holland, Mother exchanged her wedding...

Putting London’s First Airport Back on the Map

A little-known airfield in Ontario aided the Allies in WWII.

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The “Happy Birthday” Song Turned 125 This Year

Originally composed in 1893, "Happy Birthday to You," the most frequently sung English song in the world, has never sounded...

An Essay I Wrote During the Great Depression is a Time Capsule of Small-Town Prairie Life

Despite the tough economic times, life was rich in the friendly Prairie village of Blumenort.

How the Queen Found Out About Princess Diana’s Death

What it was like inside palace walls on the tragic morning of Aug. 31, 1997.

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.

Princess Diana Had a Secret Backup Wedding Dress—But No One Knows Where It Is Now

Fashion experts agree that Lady Di’s wedding dress is iconic. Yet there was a chance she could have walked down...