The Héritage project is a 10-year initiative to digitize and make accessible online some of Canada’s most popular archival collections encompassing roughly 40 million pages of primary-source documents. Chronicling the country and its people from the 1600s to the mid-1900s, this collection represents a vast and unique resource for Canadian historians, students, and genealogists.
More collections will appear on this portal as they are digitized. Come back often to see what’s new, or get a taste of what’s coming in our catalogue.
As of January 1, 2019, all Canadiana content included in Early Canadiana Online, Héritage, and Canadiana Online will be available at no charge to users. You can continue to access the Canadiana collections through your subscription(s) until the end of the year, at which point the paywall will be removed. To access Canadiana content today, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Detailed files, indexes, and other records chronicling the rich texture of settlement, land ownership, family history, and community life in early Canada.
Documenting the government’s management of aboriginal affairs from the late 1700s to the mid 1900s, exploring issues of land ownership, education, law, finances, health, and community development.
Records from Canada's departments, crown corporations, and government agencies, created during times of intense industrial, political and social change and invaluable for research across a broad range of disciplines.
Documenting the riots, rebellions, and wars in Canadian history, as well as the administrative and service records of military institutions in times of peace.