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A Day in the Life of a Trappist Monk

A Day in the Life of a Trappist Monk
The monks of the Abbey of Our Lady of the Prairies have welcomed artists from the St. Norbert Arts Centre into their archival history. Here we have found a story of peace, a community of love and devotion, an ancient way of life guided by the principles of simplicity, self-sufficiency and prayer. Join us as we discover a spiritual journey through the humble daily life of a 21st Century monk.
Creator(s):St. Norbert Arts Centre
This exhibit is also available in: French 

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A Journey to a New Land:En Route Vers un Nouveau Territoire

A Journey to a New Land:En Route Vers un Nouveau Territoire
'A Journey to a New Land' is a scientific journey exploring the history of the Ice Age and the origin of the first peoples in America. Produced with the aid of education professionals, this site includes different content for associated learning levels from primary to post-secondary. Explore the history of the ice age fed by archaeologies' incredible discoveries along with the mysteries that still abound.
Creator(s):SFU Museum of Archaeology
This exhibit is also available in: French 

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A Scholar's Garden

A Scholar's Garden
Explore the cultural complexity and elegance embodied by a Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese garden. The only Chinese garden created in the last century, this 'Yi Yuan' or 'Garden of Ease' is characteristic of the private spaces within a Ming scholar's residence. The Scholar's Garden web site will walk you through the philosophical principles and concepts that went into creating this full-scale Chinese garden.
This exhibit uses the following plug-ins:Flash and QuickTime
Creator(s):Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
This exhibit is also available in: French -- Chinese 

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Aliens Among Us - British Columbia’s Recent Plant and Animal Arrivals
In British Columbia more than 4000 alien species including plants, animals or microorganisms have made their way here with help from humans.
Creator(s):Royal BC Museum
This exhibit is also available in: French 

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Anno Domini: Jesus Through the Centuries

Anno Domini: Jesus Through the Centuries
The figure of Jesus has influenced many key developments in art, science, politics, ideas and culture. Explore how artists have portrayed the man and his teachings over the past two millennia.
Executive producer:Canadian Heritage Information Network
Creator(s):Provincial Museum of Alberta
Contributor(s):Art Gallery of Ontario; Musée de la civilisation; Gandhi Memorial Museum
This exhibit is also available in: French -- Italian 

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Asahi: Canadian Baseball Legends

Asahi: Canadian Baseball Legends
Know how to lay down a hit like the Asahis? They were champions, from Powell Street days ’til Internment. Here’s the story of these popular Canadian heroes, levelling the playing field for Nikkei in Canada.
Creator(s):National Nikkei Museum and Heritage Centre
This exhibit is also available in: French -- Japanese 

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Back to Batoche

Back to Batoche
This is an interactive tour on the colourful history and culture of the past and present Batoche. The website includes video interviews with elders, video and photo highlights from the annual Back to Batoche Festivals, Métis music, games, quizzes, photo albums, virtual tours, hundreds of pages of text to learn from, as well as a series of interactive personalized tour guides.
Creator(s):Gabriel Dumont Institute
This exhibit is also available in: French 

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Balance of Power: Hydroelectric Development in Southeastern British Columbia

Balance of Power: Hydroelectric Development in Southeastern British Columbia
The history of the area has been transformed by development - both on the rivers and along side them. The history of hydroelectric development in the area involved almost everything around us. The dams are the visible infrastructures, the stories of the people are less visible but their impact is just as strong. The transformation of the landscape over the last 110 years has been dramatic and the choices made have left their impression. Explore the history of the area through images, personal stories, and maps with film, archival photos and a Dynamic Map.
Creator(s):Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History
Contributor(s):Arrow Lakes Historical Society; Revelstoke Museum & Archives; Fort Steele Heritage Town; Kimberley Heritage Museum; Creston Museum; Rossland Historical Museum; Trail Historical Society; Boundary Museum; Greenwood Museum; Kootenay Lake Archives; Doukhobor Discovery Centre; Kootenay Gallery of Art, History and Science; Fernie and District Historical Society
This exhibit is also available in: French 

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Beauty in the Beast | The Mill at Britannia Mine

Beauty in the Beast | The Mill at Britannia Mine
On the west coast of British Columbia, Canada, the Mill at Britannia Mines remains an icon of a once great copper mine, which was among the largest in the world. Come explore this immense industrial building, one of the last of its kind in North America, and discover the Beauty in the Beast.
Creator(s):The BC Museum of Mining
This exhibit is also available in: French 

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Canada under the stars

Canada under the stars
Internet site about the history of canadian astronomy. 'Canada under the Stars' virtual exhibit highlights aspects of the legacy left to us by the impassioned stargazers of our country. It is thanks to this legacy that modern Canadian astronomers have garnered a world-class reputation in the field of astronomy.
Creator(s):ASTROLab du Mont-Mégantic
This exhibit is also available in: French 

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Christmas Traditions in France and in Canada

Christmas Traditions in France and in Canada
Christmas traditions in Canada and France are features of this virtual exhibit. The legacy of New France lives on in the Christmas traditions practiced in Canada. Drawing from the materials dating to the Middle Ages, the Christmas Traditions in France and Canada exhibit shows how the living cultural tradition inherits and borrows from the different cultures it encounters and demonstrates the French legacy remains vivid in the Canadian tradition in Quebec as well as in English Canada.
Executive producer:Canadian Heritage Information Network
Creator(s):Musée de la civilisation; Provincial Museum of Alberta; Musée national des arts et traditions populaires
Contributor(s):Mission de la recherche et de la technologie; Département de l'organisation des systèmes d'information
This exhibit is also available in: French 

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Climbing to the Clouds: A People's History of BC Mountaineering
This story is of mountaineers, of how they were drawn to explore, map, enjoy, and fight to conserve peaks and wilderness areas in south western British Columbia and beyond. Wander through this intriguing history; see the climbers, hear their voices, and view the mountains as your companion to adventure. Climbing to the Clouds: A People’s History of BC Mountaineering presents a rare look, in web form, at mountaineering as experienced by climbers from south western British Columbia. Unique videos created by the mountaineers themselves reveal stories of challenge, achievement and fun. Visitors will feel the lure of the mountains and the magic that has inspired artists and motivated others to advocate for wilderness preservation. Soar over the mountains, tour the times, rummage through the climber’s kit and hear the voices of those who have trekked through our mountains. These are remarkable stories of personal feats, historic events, and outdoor adventures.
Creator(s):North Vancouver Museum and Archives
This exhibit is also available in: French 

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Dane Wajich- Dane-zaa Stories & Songs: Dreamers and the Land

Dane Wajich- Dane-zaa Stories & Songs: Dreamers and the Land
Dane Wajich- Dane-zaa Stories & Songs: Dreamers and the Land showcases Doig River First Nation (Dane-zaa) oral traditions and teaches about this group¹s history, culture and connection to the land through an exciting mix of video and sound clips, photographs, and text. The web exhibit was collaboratively produced by the Doig River First Nation and a team of anthropologists, folklorists, linguists and educators.
Creator(s):Le Première Nation de Doig River
This exhibit is also available in: French 

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Discover Quebec and Canadian Art
All elementary and secondary students and teachers, families and members of the public in Quebec and Canada can now appreciate the Museum’s collection through the new virtual exhibition, Discovering Quebec and Canadian Art. The exhibition presents over 200 flagship works from our collection and provides access to documents, biographies and audiovisual materials from the CBC/Radio-Canada Archives, not to mention fun interactive games.
Creator(s):Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
This exhibit is also available in: French 

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Dubious Views

Dubious Views
Dubious Views addresses the role of the “institution” in terms of its effect on our understanding of place and identity. Through photo-based art, video and web-specific projects, artists examine notions of public and private space, the tourism industry, and ideas about mapmaking and geography. The artists involved in this unique on-line exhibition play with creating alternatives to the institutional view, and attempt to challenge its singularity, its authority, and its monolithic profile.
Creator(s):Gallery TPW
Contributor(s):Michelle Kasprzak; Michael Alstad; Shawn Micallef; Anna Bowness; Lucas Mulder
This exhibit is also available in: French 

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Echoes from the Past

Echoes from the Past
Embark on a fascinating journey through Quebec's prehistory as told by some of the richest landscapes that have become major archaeological sites. Almost ten millenia of First People's daily lives are revealed by the science of archaeology!
This exhibit uses the following plug-ins:Flash
Creator(s):Université de Montréal Exhibit Center; Luc Bouvrette
This exhibit is also available in: French 

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Emily Carr

Emily Carr
The largest, most comprehensive website on the artist Emily Carr. Searchable database of artworks, biographical and contextual texts, and educational resources for teachers and students.
Creator(s):Vancouver Art Gallery
Contributor(s):7th Floor Media; University of British Columba, Department of Computer Science
This exhibit is also available in: French 

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Expedition Arctic
Canada is a great polar nation. Arctic or sub-arctic regions cover forty per cent of our land mass. Yet despite the fact that these regions are considered strategically important, most Canadians know almost nothing about them. Targeted to youth aged 14-29, the goal of this project is to make the Canadian Museum of Nature’s (CMN) Arctic collection and the research that goes on behind the scenes accessible through a journey of discovery and adventure. ExpeditionArctic.ca will join four of Canada’s leading scientists from the CMN as they travel with students from Students on Ice on an Arctic expedition to gather research, objects and educational materials to enrich the Arctic collection. Through an immersive virtual exhibition that can be accessed on the Web and iPad and Android Tablets, visitors will learn about the distinct flora, fauna, and paleontological history of Canada’s largest area.
Creator(s):Canadian Museum of Nature
Contributor(s):HabitatSeven
This exhibit is also available in: French -- English 

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Fort Selkirk - Virtual Museum

Fort Selkirk - Virtual Museum
Fort Selkirk is the historic living museum on the Yukon River. For centuries, Fort Selkirk was a trading settlement for the Selkirk Nation and the Coastal Tlingit. When the Klondike Gold Rush hit, the town grew enormously and was almost the capital of the Yukon before Whitehorse. A visit to Fort Selkirk takes you back in history to a time when cultural diversity and cross-cultural collaboration sustained the town until the Alaska Highway limited travel on the Yukon River. Today the town is a ghost town in the winter and a living museum in the summer. This virtual museum exhibit features the history and spirit of Historic Fort Selkirk.
This exhibit uses the following plug-ins:Macromedia Flash
Creator(s):Government of Yukon
Contributor(s):Yukon Territorial Government
This exhibit is also available in: French 

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Getting Better

Getting Better
Getting Better is an online exhibit structured on the departments of a hospital, featuring artifacts and archival images illustrating the people, practices, and technologies associated with hospital health care in the 20th century. It is aimed at students aged 10 to 15 and their teachers, and intended to be used to support and enhance other classroom activities. It includes online games, bibliographies, and a sample lesson plan.
This exhibit uses the following plug-ins:Quicktime; Flash
Creator(s):University Health Network Artifact Collection; Canada Science and Technology Museum
This exhibit is also available in: French