The Story of Canada in 150 Objects

Canadian Geographic & The Walrus

Magazine format

130 pages plus pullouts

$15

On an older note, there are other publications dealing with Canada’s sesquicentennial. One interesting item, which has been in my bathroom since I picked it up in March, is this one: a joint publication by two national magazines, Canadian Geographic and The Walrus.

There are 150 small items here; most of them have both an image and some text. Most are three to five on a page, but some range from a page to several pages. While much of it is written by people I take to be staff writers, there is also material by the likes of Dave Bidini, Wade Davis, Terry Fallis, Will Ferguson, Charlotte Gray, Amanda Lang, Alanna Mitchell, Bev Sellars, Kamal Al-Solaylee, Nick Walker and David Suzuki.

Here are the first 10 items: Politeness, Maple Leaf, Tim Hortons, Hudson’s Bay Company, Santa Claus, International Boundary, Canadian Armed Forces, Vimy, The Legion.

I’m not sure if you can still find this at magazine stands, but it is available through the websites of both magazines.