canadian history

The Assassination of D'Arcy McGee

The Assassination of D'Arcy McGee

One of the Fathers of Confederation was shot dead in the streets of Ottawa. Thomas D’Arcy McGee was Sir John A. Macdonald’s right-hand-man and one of the most popular politicians in the country. So who the hell would want to kill him? We re-open one of Canada’s most notorious cold cases.

A Tomb in High Park

A Tomb in High Park

Hidden away in a quiet corner of Toronto's High Park, you'll find a massive tomb surrounded by a very old fence. And how it ended up there is a morbid tale of grave robbers, shipwrecks and death.

The Sakura Trees of Toronto

The Sakura Trees of Toronto

Every spring, parks across Toronto turn white and pink with cherry blossoms. The Sakura trees are a gift from Japan — and a reminder of one of the most disturbing chapters in Canadian history.

The Bizarre History of "O Canada"

The Bizarre History of "O Canada"

In our first episode, we dive into the strange and unexpected history behind Canada's national anthem. "O Canada" was written by a veteran of the American Civil War to celebrate Quebec's national holiday; it's story touches on everything from Pierre Trudeau to bloody riots to the very earliest French settlers.