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Research and Collections

History – Canada (page 8)

page 1:

General history | 
Chronology | 
Historical geography

page 2:

Biography, demography and genealogy

page 3:
Emblems, symbols and flags | 
Constitutional history | 
Politics and government

page 4:
Discovery and exploration

page 5:
Migration and settlement

page 6:
The French régime | 
The British colonial period | 
Canada, the nation

page 7:
Economic history
(Exploitation of natural resources, Industries and
trades, Labor, Commerce, Finance

page 8:
Transportation history
(Water transportation, Railways, Air transportation,
Space flight
) | 
Communications history

page 9:
Religious history | 
Social history | 
Women’s history

Transportation history

Treasures Gallery: Transportation and distribution

History of Nova Scotia, with special attention given to Communications and Transportation

A History of Transportation in Winnipeg

Images Canada: Automobiles

History of Automobiles: The Early Days in Nova Scotia 1899-1949

Trans-Canada Highway: Bridging the Distance

Le Chemin du Roy

British Columbia’s Economy and Technology: Transportation and the British Columbia

Early Transportation on the Skeena River

When Horse Was King: 19th Century Horse Drawn Vehicles in Canada

Bikes: The Wheel Story

All Time List of Canadian Transit Systems

The Fleetway: An Exhibit of the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel

Water transportation

Images Canada: Gone Paddling

Our Canoeing Heritage

The Birchbark Canoe (1603)

The Canoe: Portraits of the Great Fur Trade Canoes

Making a Birchbark Canoe

Canoes: The Shape of Success

Ship Information Database

Marine Museum Research Resources

Historic Sailing Page

Sailing into History: The Maritime Paintings of Gordon Miller

Usque ad Mare: A History of the Canadian Coast Guard and Marine Services

Destination: Nova Scotia. Sea Tales

Nova Scotia Motor Fishing Boats

Construction of the Cutty Sark and the War Moncton

Royal William (Canadian trans-Atlantic paddle-steamer)


Bluenose: A Canadian Icon

The Marco Polo Project

Paper Passages: An Introduction to the Sources for the Study of Great Lakes History at the National Archives of Canada

Maritime History of the Great Lakes

A Brief History of Shipping and Wrecks Around Kingston

CANOE: Computer Archiving of Northern Oration and Exhibitions

Transportation in the Canadian Northwest: York Boats, 19th century

The Frontenac: A Reappraisal

The People of the Ship “Hector”

Canada Steamship Lines

Lady Sherbrooke : Une fenêtre sur les débuts de la navigation
à vapeur sur le Saint-Laurent

Rediscovering the P.S. Lady Sherbrooke

Promotion of Steamboat Travel on the North Saskatchewan River

History of S.S. Klondike

Canadian Pacific Railway and Canadian Pacific Navigation

In Search of Shipwrecks: Government Archives Sources Relating to Marine Casualties
in Canada

Shipwrecks of the Atlantic Coast

Graveyard of the Pacific: The Shipwrecks of Vancouver Island

The Schooner President Coaker

The Empress of Ireland – a titanic tale of forgotten tragedy

The Halifax Explosion

Titanic and the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

Encyclopedia Titanica

Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System – History

Rideau Canal Waterway – History of the Canal

The Shubenacadie Canal

History of Saskatchewan Waterways

From the Athabasca to the Mackenzie Delta: A journey on Canada’s Inland Waterways

RBCM Notes: Sternwheelers in British Columbia

Yukon River Sternwheelers – the Canadian


CG Icebreaker – The History of Canadian Icebreakers


Mail, Rail, and Retail: Connecting Canadians

Railways in Canada: A Brief History

Significant Dates in Canadian Railway History

Canadian National Railway Historic Photograph Collection

Canada, by Train

CN Images of Canada Gallery: A Canadian History

Images Canada: Trains

Canadian Pacific Railway: Company History

Sandford Fleming, The knight of time

The Newfoundland Railway

Newfoundland Rail Scenes

History of Railway Companies in Nova Scotia

Henry George Clopper Ketchum: The Railway to Glory or Despair

Along The Line: Photographs of the P.E.I. Railway

Railway History in Kensington

Electric Lines in Southern Ontario

All Aboard Toronto! Railways and the Growth of a City

Canada’s First Subway

The Railways of Ottawa

Significant Dates in Ottawa Railway History

Port Arthur, Duluth and Western Railway

Thurso and Nation Valley Railway

Transportation in the Canadian West, 19th Century: The Canadian Pacific Railway and
Western Canadian Settlement

Transportation in the Canadian West, 19th Century: Impact of Railways on Winnipeg

Fort Steele: Railroading

A Brief History of the Kettle Valley Railway

The Crowsnest Pass Railway Route

The White Pass Railway—White-Pass-Railway/

Le tramway à Montréal, de 1861 à 1959

Histoire de la mise en place du métro de Montréal 1910-1966

Air transportation

Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame

Highlights in the History of Canadian Aviation

Canada’s Innovative Aviation Heritage – the stories of Canadair and de Havilland Canada

Images Canada: Planes

High Flyers: Canadian Women in Aviation

Bush Flying

The deHavilland Fox Moth

First in the Air in British Columbia

Jumping off a Cliff

The Avro Arrow

Winnipeg Airports Authority – History

Space flight

Canada in Space

The Canadian Astronaut Program

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Communications history

Connexions: An Exhibit on Communications

The History of the
Book in Canada project

History of Nova Scotia, with particular attention given to Communications and Transportation

Nova Scotia Pony Express 1849

Information found in contemporary New Brunswick records about transportation and communications links between Nova Scotia and New Brunswick in 1849 with special attention given to the Nova Scotia Pony Express

Paper of Record: collection of historical newspapers

Special Editions of Canadian Newspapers

The Oldest Newspaper in Canada

The Halifax Gazette – Canada’s first newspaper

Early Toronto Newspapers, 1793-1867

Alberta Newspapers Collection

Images in the News: Canadian Illustrated News

Political Cartoons: Editorial Cartooning from the Pages of Canadian Newspapers

Les 75 ans de la presse écrite francophone en alberta : de La Survivance au Franco

Connexions: An Exhibit on Communications

Canadian Railway Telegraph History

History of Telegraph and Telephone Companies in Nova Scotia

A Very Fierce War: The Electric Telegraph Lines Between New York and Halifax, 1850

Dr. Alexander Carruthers Beatty and The Telephone in Hope Township

History of the Edmonton Telephone System

Marconi’s Three Transatlantic Radio Stations In Cape Breton

The History of Canadian Broadcasting

Canadian Radio History

Les avatars de la radio publique d’expression française au Canada 1932-1939

La censure en temps de guerre : Radio-Canada et le plébiscite de 1942

Watching TV: Televisions and Memorabilia from the MZTV Museum

Milestones of CBC’s History

Canada Tunes In: Radio and TV’s Early Years

History of CBC Technology

A Brief History of the Broadcasting Corporation of Newfoundland

Canadian Satellite Questions and Answers

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