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Canada has a fascinating history, intertwining native, English, French, and American stories together. Explore the past here and test your knowledge of Canadian history.   

There are 57 quizzes and 570 trivia questions in this category.
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Becoming British Columbia

Modern British Columbia's borders were not established all at once. It was a decades-long political battle between the United Kingdom and the United States that shaped the province. Do you know the events that created beautiful British Columbia?
Not Rated (10 qns)
0 plays
Canada in World War II

While First World War is generally regarded as a defining period of Canada's nationhood, the Second World War was nontheless a major event in Canadian history. Canada proved many times over its important contributions to the Allied war effort.
Tough (10 qns)
2238 plays
Canada in the Interwar Period

This quiz looks at people and events in Canadian history between the two World Wars. The Roaring Twenties and Dirty Thirties in Canada were similar to the same era in the US, but there were many uniquely Canadian experiences, too.
Average (10 qns)
1434 plays
Disasters in Canada

This quiz is on various kinds of disasters that have occurred in Canadian history. See how much you know, good luck, and have fun!
Average (10 qns)
2133 plays
Halifax Explosion

The Halifax Explosion in Halifax Harbor was the biggest man-made explosion before the invention of the atomic bomb. This quiz is based on that horrific event which has never been forgotten throughout the years.
Tough (10 qns)
2010 plays
The Story of Canada

Here are some snapshots of Canada's history. We celebrate 150 years as a nation in 2017, but the story begins much earlier ...
Average (10 qns)
Feb 25 17
225 plays
Timeline of Canadian Confederation

I've listed Canada's provinces and territories alphabetically, along with two other significant events of Confederation. Can you match the year that each province/territory joined, plus the two events?
Average (15 qns)
192 plays
Nova Scotia

I hope you enjoy this quiz about Nova Scotia, the province of my birth.
Average (10 qns)
1788 plays
Canada, My Home and Native Land [2]

Canada is usually perceived as a peaceful country, but that hasn't always been the case. Let's see how much you know about its less than peaceful past. The following descriptions are extremely brief synopses.
Average (10 qns)
3378 plays
Canada, My Home and Native Land [1]

I'm going to give you some interesting tidbits and biographical data about an individual or individuals, that have played an important part in the discovery and exploration of Canada. If you feel there are any discrepancies, please contact me.
Average (10 qns)
3690 plays
Names of the Provinces and Territories of Canada

Ever wonder how the Provinces and Territories of Canada got their names? Wonder no more!
Average (15 qns)
2481 plays
History of Quebec: II

The first quiz of this series concentrated on the cradle of Canada - Québec City. This quiz will not be very different - we've got to start from the beginning, haven't we?
Tough (10 qns)
1797 plays
Alberta History

This quiz is about the history of our great province, Alberta! See how much you know.
Tough (15 qns)
474 plays
Royals in Canada

Royals have been coming and going in Canada for over 200 years. How much do you know about their comings, their goings, and what was going on at the time?
Average (15 qns)
393 plays
Fur Trade Words and Phrases

The fur traders were the first Europeans on the Western Canadian Prairies, and they had a language all their own. This quiz is about words and phrases that were in common use among fur traders.
Difficult (10 qns)
1101 plays
Newfoundland to British Columbia

Canadian history is as varied as the people of this large country. Have fun as you travel the land I love.
Average (10 qns)
2172 plays
Strictly Canadian: Confederation

The majority of the information for this Canadian confederation quiz comes from W.G. Hardy's book "From Sea Unto Sea The Road to Nationhood."
Tough (10 qns)
1011 plays
The Halifax Explosion

This was probably one of the most infamous explosions in Canadian history in the 20th century. Take a journey into the fascinating details of this unique explosion. Good luck!
Average (10 qns)
1044 plays
Heroes of New France

The French colony of New France existed for only a little longer than a hundred and fifty years. In that time the French were instrumental in opening up the North American continent.
Tough (10 qns)
2496 plays
The On-To-Ottawa Trek

2005 marks the 70th anniversary of this trek of unemployed people during the Great Depression. In 2006, the last leader of the trek, Robert "Doc" Savage, has passed away. See how much you know about this important historical event.
Tough (10 qns)
837 plays
History of Vancouver, British Columbia

Vancouver, formerly known as Gastown, is Canada's most populous western city. It is also fairly younger than most other cities in Canada and in North America in terms of formally settlement by Europeans. What do you know about its history?
Average (10 qns)
198 plays
A History of Manitoba (1870-1900)

Manitoba was the 5th province to join Confederation, and the first from Western Canada. Join me in looking at the first 30 years of Manitoba as a part of Canada.
Difficult (10 qns)
687 plays
History of Halifax, Nova Scotia

Halifax, Nova Scotia is one Canada's chief ports and has a history stretching back for thousands of years before the arrival of Europeans. This quiz deals with Halifax's history from its early days to World War II.
Average (10 qns)
189 plays
Take It From Me

I am grateful to have lived in seven (and still counting) decades. These ten questions relate to both pure trivia and significant events from 1949 to 2005. Gentlemen, start your pacemakers.
Average (10 qns)
2229 plays
History of Montreal, Quebec

This quiz deals with the history of Montreal, Quebec, an island city and the second most populous in Canada, from its founding to its modern history.
Tough (10 qns)
153 plays
Nova Scotia

How much do you know about Nova Scotia?
Average (10 qns)
1503 plays
A History of Manitoba (1900-1925)

It was a time of incredible growth for Manitoba, both in population and industry. Come see how Manitoba entered the 20th century.
Tough (10 qns)
753 plays
Canada, 1952 to 1958

The quiz about events that affected Canada from 1952 to 1958.
Average (10 qns)
2268 plays

Find out how much you know about the forming of Canada.
Average (10 qns)
1911 plays
New France - The Early Years

Although there are a few questions about the early English exploration, this quiz deals with New France up to about 1700. I owe a debt of gratitude to Thomas B Costain's "The White and the Gold".
Difficult (25 qns)
1851 plays
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