Teaching resources 


General Canadian Studies resources


Aboriginal peoples

Nature and the environment

Museums and libraries

  • Library and Archives Canada - Government website which includes lines to many online archives and virtual exhibitions.
  • Virtual Museum of Canada - An online museum with a vast selection of virtual exhibits encompassing art, history, nature and science & technology. The site also features the podcast 'History Matters'.
  • Canadian Museum of Civilization - Online exhibits on a range of topics covering archaeology, arts & crafts, civilizations, cultures, first peoples and more.
  • Portrait Gallery of Canada - The website features selections from the gallery's collection of 20,000 portraits.
  • Images Canada - An online gateway allowing image searches across a range of Canadian museums.

Media and entertainment

The arts


  • Canada History - A site dedicated to the political, cultural and military history of Canada.
  • Canadian History Websites - A wide ranging repository of websites dealing with different aspects of Canada's history.
  • Historical Text Archive - A large list of links to assorted online archives.
  • Artefacts Canada - A searchable database of over 4 million objects from Canadian museums, including around 800,000 images.
  • Heroines.ca - A website devoted to women in Canadian history.
  • Qubec History - Features timelines, maps, biographies, pictures, an encyclopedia and other documents pertaining to the history of Qubec.
  • Canadian Military and Peacekeeping - A selection of virtual exhibits and online portals exploring the military history of Canada.
  • Emigration & Genealogy - Scots Abroad:National Library of Scotland holdings, includes published and unpublished accounts relating to and by Scots who migrated to Canada. Includes Emigrants' Guides to North America and Emigrant's Correspondence.
  • Emigration to Canada - Public Record Office, Northern Ireland (PRONI) fact sheet about emigration from Northern Ireland
  • Freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com  ,The essential site for researching the British "Home Children" who were sent to Canada between 1870 and 1940.
  • "Home Children" (1869-1030) - A searchable archive of records pertaining to the "Home Children".
  • Immigrant Voices - A site offering an overview of Canadian immigration through to the present day.
  • Material Histories: Scots and Aboriginal People in the Fur Trade
  • Early Canadiana Online (ECO) - A digital library providing access to Canada's printed heritage, including published works from the time of the first European settlers up to the early 20th century.
  • Champlain Society - Aims to make significant and interesting documents in Canadian history available for students and the reading public. Website includes history of Society (founded in 1905), listings of its publications (Ontario series, Hudson's Bay Company series, Occasional papers and General series), membership details and useful links.


  • Archives of Ontario website - Government of Ontario website promoting the State's Archives.  Includes access details, strategic plan, overview of collections, and an Archives Advisor Service. The archives include Ontario Government records (including land records and registrations of births, marriages and deaths), private sector records (including business/company records), genealogical records, vital statistics, records relating to aboriginal peoples, a library, and special collections of photographs, cartographic records, architectural records, documentary art, and sound and moving images.
  • Government of British Columbia: Births, Marriages and Deaths . Many British emigrants went to BC and this searchable database is very useful.
  • City of Richmond archives - An extensive historical archive featuring over 100,000 photographs alongside community and municipal records and government publications.