Legion Magazine engages Canadians in commemorating the effort, bravery and sacrifice of those who served and continue to serve in Canada’s military. From the War of 1812 to modern armed forces missions around the world, Legion Magazine offers a blend of stories, photographs, graphics, maps and posters on Canadian military history and heritage, veterans’ issues and the Canadian Armed Forces. Feature articles and columns by noted historians and journalists and personal memoirs by war veterans and their descendants are supported by rich archival images, current photography and colourful illustrations.
Legion Magazine is published six times a year in English with a French insert. Additional award-winning special-interest publications—Canada’s Ultimate Story—are produced four times a year. The website—legionmagazine.com—includes numerous articles from current and past issues, audiobook versions of articles, downloadable desktop calendars, Last Post, and more. Follow Legion Magazine on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Google+. Legion Magazine is published by Canvet Publications Ltd.
This website presents selections from our current publication, as well as providing links to informative articles from past editions.
We’re an award-winning magazine!
Legion Magazine is the recipient of the following distinguished and highly coveted awards:
2019 National Magazine Awards – (Silver) “Citizens of war” by Stephen J. Thorne, Edited by Eric Harris, Nov/Dec 2018 issue of Legion Magazine.
2018 Canadian Online Publishing Awards – (Gold) Best Interactive Story – Prisoners of War
2018 Canadian Online Publishing Awards – (Finalist) Best Video – Military Moments | Battle of the Somme | Narrated by Linden MacIntyre
2017 Communication Arts Award of Excellence – Illustration by Robert Carter “Cure or curse”
2017 Canadian Online Publishing Awards – 2017 Independent Publisher of the Year
2017 Canadian Online Publishing Awards – (Gold) Best Canada 150 Feature – Our Journey to 150 | Narrated by Mike Myers
2017 Canadian Online Publishing Awards – (Gold) Best Interactive Story – Cold Comfort
2016 Canadian Online Publishing Awards – (Silver) Best Interactive Story – Blood in the Mud
2016 National Magazine Awards – (Finalist) Best Single Issue in Canada – The fight for Italy
2016 Canadian Cover Awards – SIPs & New Magazines (Gold Winner) – Canada’s Ultimate Story: Canada And The Great War: The Battles
2014 Canadian Cover Awards – General Interest, Arts, Lifestyle and Regional (Gold Winner) – Canada’s Ultimate Story: Canada And The Victoria Cross
2014 CMC Audience Development Award (Silver Winner) Legion Magazine – Canada’s Ultimate Story: Canada And The Victoria Cross
2014 Gutenberg Technical Challenge – Magazines (First place): outstanding printing and design of the 2013 special interest publication Canada’s Ultimate Story: Canada And The Victoria Cross
2013 Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Popular Media: The Pierre Berton Award (Finalist)
2013 Communication Arts – Editorial illustration (Award of Excellence)
2013 Communication Arts Award (Editorial Award of Excellence) – A series of powerful illustrations on the agony of operational stress injuries which appeared in a 2-part feature in the Nov/Dec 2012 and Jan/Feb 2013 issues
2013 National Magazine Awards (Gold): Adam Day (Investigative Reporting – One Martyr Down: The Untold Story Of A Canadian Peacekeeper Killed At War, Jan/Feb 2013)
2013 National Magazine Awards (Gold): Sharon Adams (Service: Health & Family – Lest We Forget: The Shocking Crisis Facing Our Wounded Veterans, Mar/Apr 2013)
2013 National Magazine Awards (Honourable mention): Sharon Adams (Service: Health & Family – Collateral Damage: Families In The Wake Of War, July/Aug 2013)
2012 Canadian Cover (Finalist) 2012 special interest publication WWII: The War That Had To Be Won
2012 Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Popular Media: The Pierre Berton Award (Finalist)
2012 Canadian Cover Awards – General Interest, Arts, Lifestyle and Regional (Winner) January/February 2012 Issue
2012 Ross Munro Media Award – Awarded to military affairs writer Adam Day for his coverage of the war in Afghanistan
2011 Canadian Newsstand Awards* (Bronze): WWI: The War That Shaped A Nation
(*now known as the Canadian Cover Awards.)
2011 National Magazine Awards (Honourable mention)
2010 National Magazine Awards – Best Single Issue (Honourable Mention) – WWI: The War That Shaped A Nation