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Introduces Library resources on Canadian history and provides more detail on special topics including the Great Depression, the Canadian Pacific Railroad, Louis Riel and the Fur Trade.
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File:1855 Colton Map of British North America or Canada - Geographicus - Canada-colton-1855.jpg

From: Colton, G. W., Colton's Atlas of the World Illustrating Physical and Political Geography, Vol 1, New York, 1855 (First Edition).  Provided to Wikimedia Commons by Geographicus Rare Antique Maps

This guide will help you find materials in Vancouver Public Library on Canadian History. Many resources are available at the Central Library (350 West Georgia Street). Please ask the Information staff if you need help.


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