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Canadian History

This guide 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.


British Columbia's WWII troops marching down 8th Street in New Westminster

This guide will help you find material in Vancouver Public Library on Canada's role in the Second World War as well as the war's effects on Canadian society. World War II lasted from 1939 to 1945. Material on this subject can be found throughout the Central Library (350 West Georgia Street). Please ask the Information staff if you need help.

Recommended Books

Selected Fiction

Recommended DVDS