History of Canada

History of Canada

Canadian History

Mysteries of Canada was started in 1998 as a project to help Canadians better understand the history, geography, myths and legends of their own country.  The site has grown over the years into a major site attracting visitors from all across Canada and the rest of the world.  The site is used by 50+ schools across the country to help teach language, writing and history.  It is used internationally as a language training asset.  Certain stories and images from this site have been used in newspapers, TV, history books and other media.

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O Canada – The Canadian National Anthem

On Monday, January 25, 2016, kids all over the country stood for the O Canada before morning announcements. Young men- like the Medicine Hat Tigers in Prince George, BC, and the Kindersley Klippers in Wilkox, Saskatchewan- removed their helmets for the Canadian National Anthem before battling the home team on the ice. And grey-haired bureaucrats in Ottawa, the Capital of Canada, discussed the fate of the O Canada before adjourning at 7:30 pm. On January 25, Canada's House of Commons resumed, and with it the efforts of Liberal MP Mauril Belanger to make the Canadian National Anthem "gender neutral". Belanger, who is suffering
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Edmund Fitzgerald Wreck

On 10 November, 1975 the Great Lakes freight vessel, the Edmund Fitzgerald, sank in a violent storm on Lake Superior. Laden with iron ore the Edmund Fitzgerald set sail from Superior, Wisconsin on the 9th of November. Her destination was a steel mill near Detroit, Michigan. An early winter storm was predicted but this was not unusual. The freighter was a relatively modern vessel.  It had a record of excellent service on the Great Lakes. Captain Ernest McSorley was not worried about the voyage. When the wind rose to gale force a day out of the town of Superior he took precautions
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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is the collective name for three massive waterfalls on the Niagara River (the short river that drains Lake Erie into Lake Ontario): the Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls, and the Bridal Veil Falls. As the river straddles the Canadian-American border, so, too, do the waterfalls. Horseshoe Falls is the largest of the three. It is also known as the 'Canadian Falls', as two thirds of it are on the Canadian side of the boundary line. The American Falls, as its name suggests, rests entirely on the American side of the divide. The Bridal Veil Falls, the smallest of the three,
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Gibraltar Point Lighthouse

In Toronto stands a The Gibraltar Point Lighthouse, that very well may be haunted. If you are a ghost hunting buff and love historical mysteries then the Gibraltar Point Lighthouse is a place not to forget. There are many different versions of the story told in and around the area.  One was about the first lighthouse keeper, J.P. Rademuller, who suddenly vanished. Rademuller was the lighthouse keeper from the time it opened in 1808 until seven years later in 1815. There are many scary tales circulating about Rademullers ghost, haunting the lighthouse. For years his disappearance went unsolved. Two men that
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Capilano Suspension Bridge

If you travel a up the Capilano River from its mouth near the Lions Gate Bridge in Vancouver, BC, you'll come to a long bridge suspended high up over the valley. This is the Capilano Suspension Bridge, one of British Columbia's oldest and most popular tourist attractions. History In 1887, a Scottish civil engineer and real estate developer named George Grant Mackay sold his assets in the Highlands and left for the young city of Vancouver, Canada. An avid outdoorsman, he quickly became one of Vancouver's first park commissioners, and was instrumental in the formation of Stanley Park. In 1888, Mackay purchased 24 square kilometres
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