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Discover Library and Archives Canada

Society-and-culture • Arts • Music

The Discover Library and Archives Canada podcast is where Canadian history, literature and culture await you. Each month, we will showcase treasures from our vaults, guide you through our many services and introduce you to the people who acquire, safeguard and make known Canada’s documentaryRead more

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Treasures Revealed: Episode 5

Oct 27 • 23:12

Treasures Revealed: Episode 4

Oct 6 • 10:14

Treasures Revealed: Episode 3

Sep 22 • 14:13

Treasures Revealed: Episode 2

Sep 1 • 17:59

Treasures Revealed: Episode 1

Aug 11 • 14:17

LAC is a gold mine!

Jul 21 • 54:57

Near the Alaskan border with Canada, nestled along the Klondike River in Yukon, sits the Klondike region. On August 16, 1896, local miners discovered gold there. When news reached the United States and southern Canada the following year, it triggered a stampede of prospectors, forever changing the landscape of the Northwest and of North America. Eventually, one by one, min...

Mount Logan: Moments in Time

Jan 12 • 01:01:45

High in the mountains of southwest Yukon, as far west as one can go in Canada, lies Kluane National Park and Reserve. The park is home to the country’s highest peak, the 5,959-metre Mount Logan. From its earliest documented ascent, in 1925, Mount Logan has been a continuously productive site for the advancement of scientific knowledge.

Our guests on today’s episode, Dr. Z...

Avro Arrow: Uncovering the Myth – Part 1

Nov 3 • 41:39

With the creation of the A.V. Roe Canada company following the Second World War, Canada became a leader in the aerospace industry. The company developed the C-102 jetliner and the CF-100 Canuck, the first Canadian-designed military fighter aircraft. In 1953, at the height of the Cold War, the Royal Canadian Air Force (the RCAF) commissioned A.V. Roe to design a new plane: ...

Avro Arrow: Uncovering the Myth – Part 2

Nov 3 • 01:02:17

With the creation of the A.V. Roe Canada company following the Second World War, Canada became a leader in the aerospace industry. The company developed the C-102 jetliner and the CF-100 Canuck, the first Canadian-designed military fighter aircraft. In 1953, at the height of the Cold War, the Royal Canadian Air Force (the RCAF) commissioned A.V. Roe to design a new plane: ...

Call to Duty: Canadian Nursing Sisters

Sep 15 • 56:12

During the First World War, more than 3,000 women volunteered with the Canadian Expeditionary Force. This force was created by Canada for service overseas, with nurses working as fully enlisted officers in the specifically created all-female rank of Nursing Sister. Their dedication to their work, their country, and most importantly to their patients, earned them public res...

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