Persons of National Historic Significance
Persons of National Historic Significance (National Historic Persons) are people designated by the Canadian government as being nationally significant in the history of the country. Designations are m...
8 Key Contributors To The Underground Railroad
In the decades preceding the Civil War, up to 100,000 slaves escaped to the Northern free states or the “promised land” of Canada. Most received help along the way from abolitionists, who ran a vast, ...
James Cook
Captain James Cook the English explorer, navigator and cartographer. A Captain in the Royal Navy, Cook made three voyages to the Pacific Ocean, exploring the...
Pierre Trudeau
http://archives.cbc.ca/IDC-1-74-73-194/people/trudeaumania/clip9 In 1968, Florene Moskovitz put on her white beret and headed off to Parliament Hill hoping t...
Portia White
Portia White (June 24, 1911 – February 13, 1968) was a Canadian operatic contralto.
Portia May White was born in 1911 in Truro, Nova Scotia, the third of thirteen children born to I...
8 Key Contributors To The Underground Railroad
In the decades preceding the Civil War, up to 100,000 slaves escaped to the Northern free states or the “promised land” of Canada. Most received help along the way from abolitionists, who ran a vast, ...
George Mercer Dawson
George Mercer Dawson CMG FRS FRSC, (August 1, 1849 – March 2, 1901) was a Canadian scientist and surveyor. He was born in Pictou, Nova Scotia, the eldest son of Sir John William Dawson...
Otto Julius Klotz
Otto Julius Klotz OLS, DLS, DTS (March 31, 1852 – December 28, 1923) was a Canadian astronomer and Dominion Surveyor. He was born in Preston (Cambridge), Upper Canada, the son of Otto Klotz and ...
John Hendry (industrialist)
John Hendry, (January 20, 1843 - July 17, 1916), created B. C. Mills, the first major lumber company in western Canada starting with his first mill in 1875. He is a person of National Historic Signif...
Walter Seymour Allward
Walter Seymour Allward (18 November 1876 – 24 April 1955) was a Canadian monumental sculptor widely praised for his "...original sense of spacial composition, his mastery of the classical form and his...
William Baffin
William Baffin (died 23 January 1622) was an English navigator and explorer. Nothing is known of his early life, but it is conjectured that he was born in London of humble origin, and gradually raise...
George Locke
George Herbert Locke (March 29, 1870 – January 28, 1937) was a Canadian librarian. He was chief librarian of the Toronto Public Library from 1908 until his death, a time of great expansion in th...
Punch Dickins
Clennell Haggerston "Punch" Dickins OC OBE DFC (January 12, 1899 – August 2, 1995) was a pioneering Canadian aviator and bush pilot. Northern native americans called him "Snow Eagle;"...
Archibald Macallum
Archibald Byron Macallum, FRS (April 7, 1858 – April 5, 1934) was a Canadian biochemist and founder of the National Research Council of Canada. He was an influential figure in the development o...
Jean-Baptiste Meilleur
Jean-Baptiste Meilleur (May 8, 1796 – December 6, 1878) was a doctor, educator and political figure in Lower Canada, Canada East, and Quebec.He was born at Petite-Côte in Saint-Laurent, Lower Canada o...
David Oppenheimer
David Oppenheimer (January 1, 1834 – December 31, 1897) was a successful entrepreneur, the second mayor of Vancouver, British Columbia, and a National Historic Person of Canada.
David Oppenheimer ...
Édouard-Gaston Deville
Édouard-Gaston Daniel Deville (February 21, 1849 in La Charité, France – September 21, 1924 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) was the first to perfect a practical method of photogrammetry, the making...
Duncan Campbell Scott
Duncan Campbell Scott (August 2, 1862 – December 19, 1947) was a Canadian bureaucrat, poet and prose writer. With Charles G.D. Roberts, Bliss Carman, and Archibald Lampman, he is classed as one of Can...
Harriet Brooks
Harriet Brooks (July 2, 1876 – April 17, 1933) was the first Canadian woman nuclear physicist. She is most famous for her research on nuclear transmutations and radioactivity. Ernest Rutherford, who...
John Wilson Bengough
John Wilson Bengough (/ˈbɛn.ɡɔːf/, 7 April 1851 – 2 October 1923) was one of Canada's first cartoonists, as well as an editor, publisher, writer, poet, entertainer and politician. Bengough is be...
Charles Monck, 4th Viscount Monck
Charles Stanley Monck, 4th Viscount Monck GCMG PC (Templemore 10 October 1819 – 29 November 1894 at Enniskerry), was the last Governor-General of the Province of Canada and the first Governor General ...
Frank Oliver (politician)
Francis "Frank" Oliver, PC (September 1, 1853 – March 31, 1933) was a politician and journalist from old Northwest Territories, and later Alberta, Canada.Born in Peel County, Canada West, Oliver...
Allan McLean (outlaw)
Allan McLean (1855 – January 31, 1881) was a Canadian outlaw, born in Thompson's River Post (now Kamloops) New Caledonia (now British Columbia.)
Cuthbert Grant
Cuthbert Grant (1793 – July 15, 1854) was a prominent Métis leader of the early 19th century. His father was also called Cuthbert Grant.
His father was a North West Company partner. His moth...
Ernest Lapointe
Ernest Lapointe, PC (October 6, 1876 – November 26, 1941) was a Canadian lawyer and politician.
Lapointe earned his law degree from Laval University. He was a practicing lawyer in Quebec Cit...
Joseph Trutch
Sir Joseph William Trutch, KCMG (18 January 1826 – 4 March 1904) was an English-born Canadian engineer, surveyor and politician.
Born in Ashcott, England, Trutch's early childhood was spent l...
Joseph-Elzéar Bernier
Joseph-Elzéar Bernier (January 1, 1852 – December 26, 1934) was a Quebec mariner who led expeditions into the Canadian Arctic in the early 20th century.He was born in L'Islet, Quebec, the son of...
George Robert Parkin
Sir George Robert Parkin, KCMG (8 February 1846 – 25 June 1922) was a Canadian educator, imperialist, and author.Born at Parkindale near Salisbury, New Brunswick, he was a graduate from the Univ...
Léon Abel Provancher
Léon Abel Provancher (b. 10 March 1820, in the parish of Bécancour, Nicolet County, Quebec; d. at Cap-Rouge, Quebec, 23 March 1892) was a Canadian Catholic parish priest and naturalist. He studied at ...
Oliver Mowat
Sir Oliver Mowat, GCMG PC QC (July 22, 1820 – April 19, 1903) was a Canadian lawyer and politician. He served as the third Premier of Ontario for nearly 24 years. He was the eighth Lieutena...
Gaspard-Joseph Chaussegros de Léry
Gaspard-Joseph Chaussegros de Léry (July 20, 1721 – December 11, 1797), his first name was also sometimes written Joseph-Gaspard. He was a military engineer and a political figure in Lower Canad...