The creation of Canada
The formation of our nation is a rich chapter in Canadian history. From its naming by Aboriginal youth to the landmark discussions that led to Confederation, discover the evolution of the country we know today.
Learn the story of how our country earned the name “Canada”.
Read about the original inhabitants of Canada, the official formation of a new nation and how the land was divided to create the provinces and territories we know today.
Consult a series of maps that illustrate the shifting boundaries of Canada, from 1840 to present.
Discover the milestone conferences which gave the Fathers of Confederation the opportunity to debate the future of British North America.
Learn about the role of Aboriginal peoples in the building of Canada as a nation.
Canada’s military history, resources on remembrance, medals, and monuments, and lists of military museums, art, and films.
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