Daniel Francis

Reading the National Narrative

Canada's History Reaches 100

Sep 27, 2020

With its most recent issue, Canada's History magazine achieves a notable milestone -- 100 years of continuous publication.

Founded back in 1920 as the Beaver, a staff magazine for the Hudson's Bay Company, it has been independent of the HBC for many years now. It changed to its present name in 2010. I've contributed several articles over the decades, including the first in 1977, a piece about the whale hunt in Hudson Bay. That's 43 years ago! It's always been a pleasure to work with the highly professional editorial team at the magazine.

The new issue, available on newstands, is notable for the feast of wonderful photographs of the Canadian north selected from the magazine's archives.

Congratulations to editor Mark Reid and his colleagues.