North America during the last glacial period. Click here to learn about the first North Americans and about the time when the stereotype of Canada being nothing but a frozen wasteland was actually spot-on. #cdnhistory #prehistory

The First North Americans

Glaciers of North America Map -- the ice caps tied up large volumes of sea water, causing terra firma to migrate out and over the Gulf, the Caribbean, and the Atlantic Coast, burying the former PLio-Pleistocene shallow marine sediments

What did British North American (pre-confederation Canadian) men wear during and after the French Revolution? #canada #historicalfashion #cdnhistory

Men’s Fashion During and After the French Revolution (1790-1810)

Sir Alexander MacKenzie, first European to cross North America overland to Pacific Ocean, inscribed stone marker on shoreline of Dean Channel

Leif Eriksson Discovers America by Hans Dahl (1849-1937)

Leif Erikson and Vikings in Canada

Notable English acting couple Laurence Irving and Mabel Hackney who died when the Empress of Ireland sank are said to haunt the Walker Theatre/Burton Cummings Theatre in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Five Haunted Places in Canada

Notable English acting couple Laurence Irving and Mabel Hackney who died when the Empress of Ireland sank are said to haunt the Walker Theatre/Burton Cummings Theatre in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

An artistic recreation of Paleo-Indian shelters. Being nomads, Paleo-Indians had to have simple, temporary structures that could be easily taken down, moved, and put back up.

The First North Americans

At Paleoindian sites where evidence of houses has survived, it appears that these structures were small 'lodges' covered with brush and daub or perhaps animal hides.

Picture of Norwegian archaeologist Anne Stine Moe Ingstad (1918-1997) in 1963. She led the excavation of the Norse settlement L’Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland. (c. 1963).

Leif Erikson and Vikings in Canada

Picture of Norwegian archaeologist Anne Stine Moe Ingstad in She led the excavation of the Norse settlement L’Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland.

Before the Legislative Assembly of Ontario was built, an insane asylum stood there and paranormal investigators attribute the hauntings to the spirits of former patients.

Five Haunted Places in Canada

The Ontario Legislature Building has been on this site for over 100 years, but previously the land housed a lunatic asylum, and the ghosts reported here are reminiscent of that time.

What did British North American (pre-confederation Canadian) men wear during and after the French Revolution? #canada #historicalfashion #cdnhistory

Men’s Fashion During and After the French Revolution (1790-1810)

Did you know that the history of the Canadian national anthem stretches all the way back to 1880 and that the lyrics have undergone numerous changes over the years? #cdnhistory

The History of O Canada

Did you know that the history of the Canadian national anthem stretches all the way back to 1880 and that the lyrics have undergone numerous changes over the years?

So how exactly did ten years of European turmoil affect clothing on the other side of the Atlantic?  #historicalfashion

Men’s Fashion During and After the French Revolution (1790-1810)

So how exactly did ten years of European turmoil affect clothing on the other side of the Atlantic?

The Fortress of Louisbourg is a National Historic Site of Canada, a key location during the Seven Years War, and is apparently haunted by numerous #ghosts.

Yet Another Five Haunted Places in Canada

The Fortress of Louisbourg is a National Historic Site of Canada, a key location during the Seven Years War, and is apparently haunted by numerous

Kathleen Rockwell, better known as Klondike Kate. Kate worked as both a dancer and vaudeville star at the Palace Grand Theatre and the prospectors loved her. Her fame fizzled out post-gold rush. Today the Palace Grand Theatre is still in operation and Kate’s ghost is said to haunt her old dressing room. #ghost #klondike

Yet Another Five Haunted Places in Canada

A studio portrait of Kitty Rockwell (Kate Rockwell), aka Klondike Kate, circa 1900 during her Dawson City run.

Canadian Postcard by E.L. White (c. 1929-1930). Most of Canada repealed prohibition before the United States did, which created a thriving black market and led to organized crime,

The Rise and Fall of Prohibition in Canada (Part Two)

There is a buzz out there that some Americans are thinking that it might be a time to consider moving to Canada.

“Blind Pig Raided.” Barrels of alcohol emptied into the lake at Elk Lake, Ontario during Prohibition (c. 1925). #cdnhist

The Rise and Fall of Prohibition in Canada (Part Two)

Prohibition - A police raid confiscating illegal alcohol, in Elk Lake, Canada, in 1925

A Toronto man doesn’t give a damn as he carries a keg of beer down a street in broad daylight during the #Prohibition era (1916) #canadianhistory

The Rise and Fall of Prohibition in Canada (Part Two)

A Toronto man doesn’t give a damn as he carries a keg of beer down a street in broad daylight during the era

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