History and heritage
Services and information
The creation of Canada
Learn about the original inhabitants of Canada, the origin of our country’s name, the Fathers of Confederation and the events and milestones that shaped our country’s creation.
Genealogy and family history
Research your family history. Learn about your ancestors and discover family secrets with the help of records and resources available at Library and Archives Canada.
Learn about the history of Indigenous Peoples in Canada, Indigenous contributions to the War of 1812, Reconciliation and more.
Discover Canada’s documentary heritage through publications, archival records, sound and audiovisual materials, photographs, artworks, and electronic documents.
Museology and conservation
Explore the expertise and services available to heritage institutions and professionals, including collections management and the preservation and conservation of cultural objects and artefacts.
Museums and galleries
Visit a national museum or gallery, get a Museums Passport or apply for funding through programs designed to support heritage institutions.
Movable cultural property
Discover how Canada supports the preservation of artistic, historic and scientific heritage through designation, tax certification, grants and by regulating the import and export of cultural property.
Archaeology, expeditions and discoveries
Discover how expeditions on the ground and below the water at various locations across Canada allow us to better understand our natural and cultural heritage and uncover great archaeological mysteries and important artefacts.
Military history, honours and remembrance
Canada’s military history, resources on remembrance, medals, and monuments, and lists of military museums, art, and films.
Bring Canada’s national historic sites and the best of Canadian heritage cooking into your home.
Canada History Fund
Honour exceptional teachers and students for their work marking important moments in our country’s history, or apply for funding to help promote Canadian history.
National Culture Summit
The Summit brought together leaders from across the country from the arts, culture and heritage sectors for a national conversation on the resilience, sustainability and transformation of these sectors.
Discover the heart of Canada’s government and learn about the figures, events and achievements that have shaped this country.
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