Introduction

The National Archives of Canada, in collaboration with Canada Post, is pleased to present this new site on Canada's postal history and philatelic heritage.

In addition to offering an overview of the philatelic collections preserved by the National Archives of Canada, the Canadian Postal Archives site allows visitors to find information about every postage stamp issued by Canada and British North America since 1851. The site includes search engines that are linked to the Philatelic Library's catalogue database, to a database relating to post offices, and to a database on Canadian stamps. The latter provides access to thousands of digitized documents. In addition, several thematic games allow visitors to discover and explore the treasures of this philatelic heritage.

Enjoy your exploration of Canada's postal and philatelic universe.