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.


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Origin of the name "Canada"

Learn the story of how our country earned the name “Canada”.

History of 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.

Historical boundaries of Canada

Consult a series of maps that illustrate the shifting boundaries of Canada, from 1840 to present.

The role of Aboriginal Peoples

Learn about the role of Aboriginal peoples in the building of Canada as a nation.

Military history, honours and remembrance

Canada’s military history, resources on remembrance, medals, and monuments, and lists of military museums, art, and films.

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