In this program, we focus on the holidays, celebrations and traditions that are linked to the first peoples who settled our nation, the First Nations people, and later the French and English. You will examine holidays such as Canada Day, Victoria Day, St. John...

Indian Residential Schools are a part of our shared history in Canada. Prior to European contact, First Nations people had their own education system, governing system, beliefs and customs. While some positive alliances were established, the arrival of...

First Nations people have lived in this country for many thousands of years. They were here long before anyone else. In the 16th century, European explorers and missionaries began making their way to Canada. Many of these people worked with the native people, learning...

Early explorers and navigators expanded the influence of their empires as they ventured across oceans and borders in search of territories to colonize. This program brings to life many of Canada's earliest explorers. Beginning with the arrival of people across the...

Our young hosts come across some interesting artifacts while cleaning out the attic. Their discovery leads them on a journey where they learn about the origin of their community. Using a combination of live-action, historical photo...

The Métis are one of Canada's three official Aboriginal peoples and have played an instrumental role in shaping the Canada we know today. Narrated and produced by multi award winning Métis film maker Matt LeMay, The Métis in Canada provides the viewer with a compelling overview...

Before early European settlers arrived in what is Canada today, there were already many Aboriginal peoples living here. They lived right across this country and developed a rich and storied existence relying on the land and nature for food, shelter and...

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Canada Day – The Canadian Encyclopedia

Canada Day, observed on July 1st, is a national holiday marking the anniversary of Confederation in 1867, when the British North America Act came into effect. It was originally known as Dominion Day until it was renamed in 1982.

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