History articles

  • Exploring Canada's Legislative Buildings
    Where is a good place to learn about the formation of a province or territory, or about the people who live there, or about what gives the area its unique flavour? Many people would probably think of a museum or community centre, but legislative buildings can be just as informative. A visit to a provincial or territorial legislature can be not only a good way to learn about how governments work, but also a chance to see the grand architecture and ornate furnishings that make legislatures good tourism material.
  • Living in the Past: Canadian Historic Villages
    What would it be like to catch a glimpse of Canadian history through the eyes of the people who lived it? The time when people baked bread in stone ovens or when the telegraph was the main means of communication may seem very remote to most modern Canadians, but for those who like to explore the past, the historic villages scattered across Canada give an idea of the long and varied history of this country.
  • Signal Hill: The View From the Edge
    Imagine standing at the top of a hill at the eastern edge of Canada. On one side is a city on an island, and beyond that are vast distances of prairies, mountains, cities, and towns. On the other side is a seemingly endless expanse of water, cold and blue. Signal Hill stands near the eastern edge of Newfoundland, overlooking St. Johnís on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other, making it ideal as a meeting ground of political, economic, and scientific interests, and in modern times, as a tourist site.
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