Kayak is the only place you’ll find original comics about our amazing Canadian past. Read graphic-novel-style stories from our history, brought to life by illustrator Alex Diochon in the pages of the magazine.

Cheer Up!

The great explorer Samuel de Champlain and his men had some terrible winters in their first years in Canada. So in 1606, Champlain came up with a plan that would make sure they were all well-fed and entertained.

The Last Father of Confederation

Discover the story of Joey Smallwood, who brought Newfoundland into Confederation in 1949. There’s lots more in the January issue of Kayak!

Comic Crackdown

Kids have loved comics as long as there have been exciting and funny books of them around. But for a time in the late 1940s and 1950s, adults worried comics were getting too scary and grown-up for kids, so the government got involved. It didn't really work, but it did change comics forever.

Punch Dickins: The Snow Eagle

Few Canadians know the story of Clennell "Punch" Dickins, but this fearless pilot helped claim the Arctic for us.

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  • Government of Canada
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