Over a hundred years ago, the Champlain Society was created with an expressed mandate to spread awareness of Canada’s documentary heritage. True to the technology of the time, books were favoured and the Society has since published over 100 volumes. It plans to continue doing so for a very long time (we love books!).
But we will not rest in our mission. This site represents our latest effort to ensure that the books that have moulded our sense of the past and of the geography of our country continue to be readily available to those who wish to consult them. Using the best technologies at our disposal, we have made these books easily available so that the scholar, the student, and the simply curious can consult this vast body of knowledge.