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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.



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On July 1, 1867 the British North America Act came into effect creating the Dominion of Canada. British Columbia joined Canada in 1871. Material on this subject can be found throughout the Central Library (350 West Georgia Street). Please ask the Information staff if you need help. The Building of the Canadian Pacific Railway tab in this guide may also be useful when researching Confederation

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