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Canadian History Pictures and Photos

Explore Canadian history through these collections of historic pictures and photos of Canada and Canadians.

Canadian World War I Posters Gallery
Pictures of Canadian war posters from World War I.

Pictures of the Battle of Vimy Ridge
Pictures of the Canadian Corps at the Battle of Vimy Ridge in 1917.

Pictures of the Battle of Passchendaele
Pictures of the Canadian Corps at the Battle of Passchendaele in 1917.

Pictures of Canadian Parliament Buildings Fire 1916
Pictures of the fire that destroyed the Centre Block of the Canadian Parliament Buildings in 1916.

Great Depression in Canada Pictures
Pictures of soup kitchens, relief camps, protest marches and drought show the pain and desperation of many Canadians during the Great Depression.

Canadian World War II Posters Gallery
Pictures of Canadian war posters from World War II.

Pictures of the Raid on Dieppe
Pictures of the Canadians at the Raid on Dieppe in 1942.

Pictures of D-Day
Pictures of Canadians participating in D-Day on June 6, 1944.

Library and Archives Canada Images
This online research tool from the National Archives of Canada provides access to about 100,000 digitized online images, as well as descriptions of 400,000 photographs in the Archives. Search for architectural drawings, art and maps also.

Images Canada
A gateway to pictures and photos of the history of Canadian culture. Includes events, people, places and things from Canadian history.

Canadian Heritage Gallery
A large collection of pictures, photos, maps and illustrations of Canadian history.

CN Images of Canada
CN's magnificent Canadian history photo collection goes back to the 1850s, long before the formation of the CN Railway. On the Canada Science and Technology Museum site.

British Columbia Archives Visual Records
A searchable database of more than 130,000 Canadian history pictures and photos for research purposes. Searchable by subject, photographer or artist, and by BC geographic region.

Newfoundland Archives Digital Exhibits
A selection of historic photos from The Rooms Provincial Archives of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Nova Scotia Virtual Archives
Dozens of virtual exhibits, including the Silver Dart, the Halifax Explosion, Men in the Mines, and the Titanic disaster. From Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management.

Copyright in Canada
Answers to basic questions about Canadian copyright law. And yes, government publications are covered by copyright in Canada. From the Government of Canada.

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