In every issue of Kayak, we feature a cool fiction story about a famous person or event in Canada's past. Check back often for some great reading!

Holiday Countdown: Dec 8th

A young boy in the 1930s has trouble deciding what to give his family for Christmas. He is inspired by his sister to create a handmade gift, but Davy puts his own spin on it.

The Power of 10

The metric system is all based on 10s, so it should be easier than the old Imperial system, right? If you look around modern Canada, you might not be so sure.

Who Will Fight?

Anger at conscription tears Canada apart.

Turrets and Tears

It was supposed to be a beautiful mansion showing off a Victoria family’s wealth. Instead, it caused nothing but heartache.

Mrs. A.

She was a farmer, a teacher, a radio host, an international reporter, an author — meet Kate Aitken, Canada’s favourite cooking show host of the 1940s and 1950s.

For Better or For Worse

This story is based on facts, but it’s a fictional version of how we imagine Canada’s most famous comic strip might have got its start.

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