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.

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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.


Detailed files, indexes, and other records chronicling the rich texture of settlement, land ownership, family history, and community life in early Canada.

Indigenous History

Documenting the government’s management of Indigenous affairs from the late 1700s to the mid 1900s, exploring issues of land ownership, education, law, finances, health, and community development.

Government Documents

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.

Military History

Documenting the riots, rebellions, and wars in Canadian history, as well as the administrative and service records of military institutions in times of peace.

Landmark Papers

Private papers from the individuals and organizations that have shaped Canada's history. Politics, arts and literature, labour, social justice and women's history are particular areas of strength.

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Library and Archives Canada