History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days. ~Winston Churchill

01 July, 2012

Dominion Day!

Views of Canada for its 145th birthday!


For more cross-country tours, see Oh, Canada and Oh, Canadian Cities (and here's some fireworks!). 

These photos mostly from the Musee McCord Museum, with a few from the collections of the IWM and LIFE. 

The beautiful Chateau Lake Louise, Alberta, 1946.  Source

Winston Churchill and his daughter at Niagara Falls., 1943. Source

Perc√©, Quebec, c. 1900. Source

Stacks of wheat near Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, 1887. Source

Massawippi Falls and mill, Eastern Townships, Quebec, c. 1865. Source

Whitehorse, the Yukon, 1901. Source

Yonge Street, Toronto, c. 1890. Source

Saint John, New Brunswick, 1870. Source

Douglas fir trees in Vancouver, 1887. Source

A peaceful spot in Victoria Park, Truro, Nova Scotia, c. 1915. Source

A car at Cabot Tower on Signal Hill, St. John's, Newfoundland, 1908. Source

The CPR station in Winnipeg, 1884. Source

Chaudi√®re Falls, Ottawa, ON, 1870. Source

Jackie Kennedy in a red outfit designed to evoke the Mountie uniform during a state visit to Canada, Ottawa, 1961. Source

A view from Chateau Lake Louise (see first pic) out towards the lake and glacier, Alberta, 1946. Source

A mill pond near Hunter River, PEI, c. 1915. Source

A suspension bridge in Niagara, Ontario, 1869. Source

The Bank of Montreal in Regina, 1884. Source

Dawson City and the Klondike River, Yukon, c. 1898. Source

Natives portaging goods at Slave River, the Northwest Territories, c. 1900. Source

Cutting grain on the Albertan prairie, c. 1920. Source

Kamloops, BC, 1887. Source

Lac Baker, near Edmundston, New Brunswick, c. 1916. Source

A Mountie gives a group of Wrens a tour of Quebec City during the Quebec Conference of 1943.  Source

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

happy Birthday Canada! What a great country. Keep it up for another 145 years!

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