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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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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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Harvests of Prince Edward Island

Harvests of Prince Edward Island
Prince Edward Island's people have always depended on the land and the sea for their survival. An independent and creative people, Islanders have harvested resources from what was around them. The 'Harvests of Prince Edward Island' project utilizes the collections and resources of the Island's community museums to explore a number of the harvests which have been important to the Island's history. The major harvests represented include the Potato, the Malpeque Oyster, the Silver Fox industry, Irish Moss and Mussel Mud.
This exhibit uses the following plug-ins:Flash Player
Creator(s):Community Museums Association
Contributor(s):International Fox Museum; Alberton Museum; Irish Moss Interpretive Centre; PEI Potato Museum; PEI Shellfish Museum
This exhibit is also available in: French 

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Healing Power of Plants

Healing Power of Plants
Did you know that many drugs are based on plants? Explore plant-based medicine’s rich history! Focusing on Canada, this site has games, interviews with healers and scientists, a map of plants and real places to visit, quizzes and more: resources to satisfy the curiosity of young and old alike.
Creator(s):Coalition of Canadian Healthcare Museums and Archives; James J. O'Mara Pharmacy Museum; Museum of Health Care at Kingston; Niagara Apothecary; Royal Botanical Gardens
Contributor(s):Dr. John K. Crellin; Dr. James Low; Barb McKean; Joan O'Mara; Kathryn Pankowski; Felicity Pope; Ernst Stieb; Simonette Seon-Milette
This exhibit is also available in: French 

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In Search of the Canadian Car
This site explores the fantastic history of cars in Canada through thematic showcases, timeline, and image gallery. Come to your own conclusions about what makes a car Canadian.
Creator(s):Canada Science and Technology Museum
Contributor(s):Museum of Industry; Reynolds-Alberta Museum; Parkwood Estate National Historic Site and Heritage Garden; Paul Deutschman
This exhibit is also available in: French 

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Lighthouses of Prince Edward Island, Beacons of Light

Lighthouses of Prince Edward Island, Beacons of Light
For centuries, lighthouses have been symbols of hope, safety and refuge. Nowhere is their presence more valued than on Prince Edward Island. Although it is only 224 kilometers from North Cape to East Point, the undulating coastline stretches for 1,760 kilometers. Strategically located along the sandy beaches, or standing sentinel atop high red cliffs, there are approximately forty-five beacons (lighthouses) still guiding mariners away from dangerous reefs and into safe harbours.
Creator(s):Community Museums Association of Prince Edward Island
This exhibit is also available in: French 

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The 'Respect to Bill Reid' Pole

The 'Respect to Bill Reid' Pole
Totem Poles are the most well known symbols of the Haida culture. The Respect for Bill Reid Pole was created to honour the memory of Bill Reid, one of the most beloved and popular Haida artists. Bill Reid was the creator of several powerful sculptures including the Spirit of Haida Gwaii; on display at the Vancouver International Airport. The Respect for Bill Reid Pole was created by several Haida totem carvers and raised at Haida House at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.
Creator(s):Museum of Anthropology
This exhibit is also available in: French 

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The Cobalt Adventure
In the early 1900s, silver was discovered in northern Ontario, leading to the explosive birth of Cobalt, one of Canada's last frontier towns. As adventurers and investors from the far reaches of the globe poured into the small mining camp, issues of poverty, public health and labour unrest competed with the more glamorous stories of fabulous wealth. The Cobalt Adventure exhibit explores this exciting era through an interactive game in which players can enjoy a theatrical, role-playing experience that brings to life this dynamic period in Canadian history. Visitors to the site will have the opportunity to experience the dramas of the early Cobalt camp through the eyes of a struggling nurse, a hard-working prospector and an adventurous greenhorn. Players will have to make hard decisions for these three engaging characters in this choose-your own-adventure style game, some leading to fame and fortune, others to tragedy.The exhibit also provides an extensive gallery of historic photographs as well as thought-provoking background information and curriculum.
Creator(s):Cobalt Heritage Silver Trail
This exhibit is also available in: French 

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The Commissariat 3D Reconstruction Project

The Commissariat 3D Reconstruction Project
The Commissariat 3D Reconstruction Project is a digital recreation of the Rideau Canal's picturesque Ottawa Locks site and Commissariat Building (now the Bytown Museum) as they appeared when the Canal was first opened in 1832.
Creator(s):Paul Amirault
Contributor(s):Christina Tessier
This exhibit is also available in: French 

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The Fleetway

The Fleetway
Displays memorabilia and photographs of the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel's history from the start of construction in 1928 through to present day.
This exhibit uses the following plug-ins:Flash
Creator(s):Windsor Public Library - Windsor's Community Museum
This exhibit is also available in: French 

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The Fungus Among Us

The Fungus Among Us
The mushrooms and fungus among us are a kingdom of their own! The fungus kingdom is the largest branch of living species on Earth. The Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History presents, 'The Fungus Among Us', a virtual exhibit featuring fungi in all its forms, including mushrooms, yeasts, lichen and molds. This exhibit includes a number of photos and illustrated images and offers students an interesting environment to study the mushrooms and fungus that live among us.
Creator(s):Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History
Contributor(s):George Barron, Professor emeritus
This exhibit is also available in: French 

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The great peace of Montréal
1701, The Great Peace of Montréal invites you to explore a vast region – northeastern North America – at a time when a unique event was about to take place: a peace treaty was going to be signed between France and over thirty separate First Nations. This was a tremendous feat of diplomacy!
Creator(s):Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal's archeaology and history museum
This exhibit is also available in: French 

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The Human Side of Lake Saint-Pierre
Through various testimonies, discover how the region of Lake Saint-Pierre has always been very attractive for human settlement.
Creator(s):Biophare
This exhibit is also available in: French 

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Video Art in Canada

Video Art in Canada
Video Art in Canada is a free, bilingual, educational resource website about the history of video art in Canada, providing biographies, interpretive texts, learning tools, and a virtual exhibition featuring video clips from the winners of the Bell Canada Award in Video Art.
Creator(s):Vtape
Contributor(s):Vidéographe; Electronic Arts Intermix
This exhibit is also available in: French