Category: canada

First Nations Peoples Cultivated Shellfish, Ne…

Several unassuming rock walls along the shore of Quadra Island, in Canada’s British Columbia, are actually the ruins of ancient clam gardens constructed by First Nations peoples thousands of years ago. The walls were erected within intertidal zones to create sandy terraces. These are ideal habitats for shellfish such as littleneck and butter clams. In some cases, the rock walls improved the productivity of natural clam beaches, and in others, the rocks walls created shellfish habitats from scratch.

Radiocarbon dating of organic material sampled from one wall indicates it was built nearly 3,500 years ago, making it the oldest known aquaculture system of its kind.

The Cable That United The World

In one day in 1858, the time it took information to cross the Atlantic went from weeks to seconds. The first transatlantic telegraph line had been laid. And a new era was born.

Rare photographs of the construction of Habitat 67, the most…

Rare photographs of the construction of Habitat 67, the most recognizable and spectacular building in Montreal, Canada.

Women Training with Rifles in Case They Need t…

Women Training with Rifles in Case They Need to Defend Their Homes during WWI in Toronto, Canada, 1915

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Members of the Riley Park Gang in Vancouver, C…

Members of the Riley Park Gang in Vancouver, Canada the early 1970s

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Art students painting hoodoos, Banff, Alberta, Canada, 1957.

Art students painting hoodoos, Banff, Alberta, Canada, 1957.

Two women feeding a black bear at Nuisance Grands, Banff…

Two women feeding a black bear at Nuisance Grands, Banff National Park, Alberta, 1951.

Ping pong at the Britannia Yacht Club in Ottawa, June 1952.

Ping pong at the Britannia Yacht Club in Ottawa, June 1952.

Meech Lake, Quebec, Canada, July 1952.

Meech Lake, Quebec, Canada, July 1952.

Where Was The Seven Years’ War Fought?

Known by various names – the Pomeranian War (Sweden), the Third Carnatic War (India), the French and Indian War (USA), La guerre de la Conquête (Quebec) – it involved all the major European powers and spanned five continent. Which is why the conflict is sometimes called “World War Zero.”