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By Type of Media

The following is a list of the items contained in The Canadian West virtual exhibition sorted by type of media. Note that this is only a small sample of the holdings of the National Archives of Canada which pertain to western Canada.

Art - Maps - Medals - Photographs - Text


Advertisement (in Ukrainian) for the Lewchuk vaudeville show
Advertisement for the Lewchuk vaudeville show
Approach to Fort Ellice, Manitoba
Arrival at Norway House on the great Lake Winnipeg
Battle of Fish Creek, North West Rebellion
Build your nest in western Canada
Cold night camp on the inhospitable shores of Lake Winnipeg
Cree or Assiniboine lodges in front of Rocky Mountain Fort, Alberta
Crossing the Assiniboine from the east side
Crowfoot addressing the Marquess of Lorne at Blackfoot Crossing, Bow River
Dead Horse Valley, Canadian Illustrated News
Extremely wearisome journeys at the portages
Fall, Assiniboine River
Free farms for the million
Front cover of Canada West
Governor General's party crossing Lake of the Woods
Governor General's party interviewing a settler
Grain elevator at La Salle, Manitoba
Headingley, Manitoba
Indian hunters pursuing buffalo in the early spring
Inside an Indian tent
Les Dit! [Read This!]
Liberal party campaign pamphlet
Permission card used during the Winnipeg General Strike
Poster advertising holidays in western Canada
Poster advertising the Canadian Rockies
Publication design for tourism
Red River Expedition, Col. Wolseley's camp, Prince Arthur's Landing, Lake Superior
Roche Percée, Canadian Illustrated News
Saulteaux Indians, Fort Garry
Slave Falls, Winnipeg River
St. Boniface Cathedral, Red River Settlement
Stampede, Canadian Illustrated News
Survey Camp
The Hudson's Bay Company and North West Company forts at Île-à-la-Crosse
The prairie looking west
The Red River Expedition at Kakabeka Falls, Ontario
Ugly customers at Smart's store, Battleford, Saskatchewan
Western Canada the new Eldorado
Winter fishing on the ice of the Assiniboine and Red Rivers


A bird's-eye view of Winnipeg, Manitoba
A bird's-eye view of Winnipeg, Manitoba
Bishop's North-West war map
Canadian Pacific Railway map poster
Cummins map directory for Saskatchewan, sheet no. 81 (Maple Creek)
Distribution of grain elevators in the Brandon area
Early road map of Alberta
Fire insurance plan of Maple Creek, Saskatchewan
Geological map of the Cypress Hills, Saskatchewan
Highways map of the prairie provinces
Indian tribes from North America
Map of southern Alberta showing the disposition of homestead lands
Map to accompany the report of the Red River Expedition
Motor roads in western Canada
New France
North America
North America
North Pacific
North-West Mounted Police stations and patrols
Ogilvie flour mills and elevator, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Oil and gas fields south of Calgary, Alberta
Palliser's Map of North America
Plan of the attack on Batoche by the North West Field Force under Major-General Frederick Middleton
Plan of the Hudson Bay Company's reserve in Winnipeg, Manitoba
Plan of the Muskoday Indian Reserve, South Saskatchewan River
Province of Manitoba
Saskatoon, Sask., the city of unlimited possibilities
The foothills region of southern Alberta
The provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan
The route connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans
Township plan
Tuxedo Park, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Western Canada
Western hemisphere


Indian Treaty Medal, Treaties 1 and 2
Indian Treaty Medal, Treaties 3 to 8
Indian Treaty replacement medal


'A' Battery supporting the guns
Agricultural research station at Indian Head, Saskatchewan
Arrival of Dutch immigrants in Quebec City
Arrival of Galician immigrants in Quebec City
Arrival of Russian Jewish immigrants in Quebec City
Asleep in the trenches: officers of the North-West Field Force resting in the
Athabasca survey party near Jasper House, Alberta
Banff from Tunnel Mountain, Banff National Park, Alberta
Binders at work on the Lockwood farm north of Dauphin, Manitoba
Calves on the Cochrane ranch
Canadian government exhibit, Oklahoma State Fair
Chief Piapot and warriors on display
Clear Lake, Riding Mountain National Park, Manitoba
Covered wagons from the United States in southern Alberta
Cree Chief Big Bear
Cree Chief Poundmaker
Cutting and stooking on Fred Engen's farm, Saskatchewan
Dead Crow Indians
Donald Smith drives the last spike at Craigellachie
Dossier on Michal Brancke's homestead
Dossier on Michal Zatyczyo's homestead
Dossier on Stefan Waskiewicz's homestead
Dossier on the Klopot-Makarczuk's homestead
Doukhobor village of Vosnesenya, Thunder Hill Colony, Manitoba
Doukhobor women pulling a plough on the Thunder Hill Colony, Manitoba
Early settlers in Edmonton
Field of stooked wheat beside six grain elevators, Champion, Alberta
Fort Carleton, Saskatchewan
Fort Garry
Grey Owl meets part of tourists at Beaver Lodge, Ajawaan Lake, Prince Albert National Park, Saskatchewan
Homesteaders seeking Doukhobor lands
Horse-drawn wagon
Hunting party, Jasper Lake, Alberta
Irrigated sugar beet field, Raymond, Alberta
Letitia, a Cree Halfbreed [original title]
Members of the Assiniboine and Saskatchewan Exploring
Métis casualties at Batoche
Métis traders with members of the North American Boundary Commission
Mr. McDermot's store, near Fort Garry
Mr. Rodick's homesteads, Brandon Hills, Manitoba
Participants in the North West Rebellion
Piegan Indians
Prisoner Louis Riel in the camp of Major-General Frederick Middleton
Pyramid and surrounding country showing Captain Featherstonhaugh's camp
Qu'Appelle Indian Industrial School, Saskatchewan
Railway yards in Winnipeg
Sappers building a boundary mound
Saulteaux Indians, Manitoba
Sheep on the western Prairies
Street scene during the Winnipeg General Strike
Street scene during the Winnipeg General Strike
Students of the St. Paul's Indian Industrial School, Middlechurch, Manitoba
Tar sands in Alberta
The Canadian immigration office in London, England
The Canadian Pacific Railway land grant in Manitoba and the North-West Territories
The Narrows, Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park, Alberta
The prairie, on the banks of the Red River, looking south
The railway viaduct at Lethbridge, Alberta
Ukrainian orchestra and drama club, Edmonton
Vegetable display by J. Strasburger
Vegetable garden at agricultural research station near Brandon, Manitoba
View of Delisle, Saskatchewan
View of Medicine, Alberta


Agreement to transfer natural resource administration to Alberta
Bill of Indictment against J.S. Woodsworth
Broadside concerning the Doukhobor reserve
Broadside concerning the Mennonite reserve in Manitoba
Chansons des Bois Brules
Chief Grandes Oreilles' speech
Deposition for rebellion losses
Diary entry of Thomas Sallans
Excerpts from the diary of railway surveyor Thomas R. B. Smith
Excerpts from William B. Coltman's report
Extract from Robert J. C. Stead's typescript for The Homesteader
Fire restrictions
George Murdoch's diary
Grace Reid's diary
Homesteading in Alberta, reminiscences of the Heathcote family
Instructions for Messrs. McLeod and McGillis
J.S. Woodsworth's account of his incarceration
James Finlayson's diary of the March West
Letter from Frank McCabe to the Minister of the Interior
Letter from the Commissioner of Immigration, Winnipeg, concerning photographs of the Lockwood farm north of Dauphin, Manitoba
Letter from Thomas Murray to Richard A. Rigg
Major-General Frederick Middleton's letter to Cree Chief Big Bear
McGill University announcement of lectures on immigration problems by J.S. Woodsworth
Memorandum on the Canadian Pacific Railway from an Imperial perspective
Narcisse-Omer Côté and Roger Goulet, Commissioners, Northwest Métis Scrip Commission
North West Territories, Proclamation
Page from Olha Woycenko's lesson book
Pamphlet on immigration to Canada
Poster addressed to British farm workers in Canada
Proclamationn extending a pardon to the participants in the 1870 rebellion
Red River census
Reminiscences of life on the prairies
Report from Fort Francis
Report of the British War Office on the Cypress Hills Massacre
Report on a journey to the Rocky Mountains
Report on western Canada
Request for troops at Fort Garry treaty negotiations
Senator Matthew Cochrane's letter to the Minister of the Interior
Songbook published by the Industrial Workers of the World
Surrender of Rupert's Land
Telegram to Prime Minister John A. Macdonald announcing the "last spike"
The Crow's Nest Pass agreement
The People's Forum program of speakers for the 1914-1915 season
Thomas Bull's letter to his father
Title page to Reports of Progress ... on the Assiniboine and Saskatchewan Exploring Expedition
Workers' liberty bond issued by the Workers' Defence Fund



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