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When World War II Came to Bell Island, Newfoundland

When World War II Came to Bell Island, Newfoundland

Bell Island Heritage Society and Shipwreck Preservation Society of Newfoundland and Labrador

Exploring the arrival of the Second World war in Newfoundland, this exhibit tells the story of two German U-boat attacks off the coast of Bell Island. Shocked by the sinking of four Allied ships, and the deaths of 65 sailors, Bell Islanders sprang into...

Top Secret War: London Ontario’s Hidden Radar History

Top Secret War: London Ontario’s Hidden Radar History

Secrets of Radar Museum

Discover the crucial role played by radar during the Second World War, as well as the Canadians behind this technology. Until recently, the use of radar and the experiences of the people behind it were sworn to secrecy. This exhibit reveals the stories of...

Iningat Ilagiit: Connecting through the Cape Dorset Archive

Iningat Ilagiit: Connecting through the Cape Dorset Archive

McMichael Canadian Art Collection

Through this online resource, the McMichael Canadian Art Collection offers unique access to works created by artists from Kinngait (Cape Dorset). Visitors are invited to browse some 4,000 works, and to create their own sharable virtual exhibits. ...

Partners in Design

Partners in Design

The Stewart Program for Modern Design

Embark on a journey exploring the integral role of design in everyday life. Good design, defined by its simplicity, functionality and innovation, is a fundamental part of our lives, and a powerful force that has evolved over time. This exhibit explores...

The Carrefour mondial de l’accordéon: 30 Years of Passion!

The Carrefour mondial de l’accordéon: 30 Years of Passion!

Musée de l’accordéon

Discover an international festival that has been wowing audiences for over thirty years. The Carrefour mondial de l’accordéon, in Montmagny, Quebec, brings together performers from Canada and elsewhere for a festival that combines music, fun and...

Solidarity: The Largest Political Protest in British Columbia's History

Solidarity: The Largest Political Protest in British Columbia's History

BC Labour Heritage Centre

In 1983, British Columbia experienced the largest political protest in its history. Resistance to repressive legislation and a slashed provincial budget lasted several months, in the form of massive demonstrations, rallies, petitions and an escalating...

François-Xavier Lachance: An Exceptional Craftsman and Builder of Wooden Boats on Île d’Orléans

François-Xavier Lachance: An Exceptional Craftsman and Builder of Wooden Boats on Île d’Orléans

Parc maritime de Saint-Laurent

Discover the life and work of a man who embodies shipbuilding on Île d’Orléans. A self-taught craftsman, François-Xavier Lachance was a leading boat builder. Some of his vessels are still plying the seas. Lachance was also the last representative of a...

The Story of Italians in Fernie, 1881 - 1921

The Story of Italians in Fernie, 1881 - 1921

Fernie Museum

As they have done in numerous other communities across Canada, the Italians of Fernie made important contributions to the town’s development. Originally migrating to southeastern British Columbia to work on the region’s railways and coal mines, many...

A Glimpse of the Guard: The Stories Behind the Calgary Fire Department Honour Guard

A Glimpse of the Guard: The Stories Behind the Calgary Fire Department Honour Guard

Firefighters Museum of Calgary

Get a close-up look at the experiences, stories and procedures of the Calgary Fire Department’s Honour Guard. The Guard plays a prominent role in honouring the fallen, appears on behalf of the department at public events, and represents the service...

Ice Storm 1998: Immersion in the Black and the Cold

Ice Storm 1998: Immersion in the Black and the Cold

Musée du Haut-Richelieu

January 1998: Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu was hit by 100 mm of freezing rain in the space of a few days, causing a major power outage. The situation was made worse by fallen tree branches that blocked the streets. The community came together to provide food...

Advance with Courage: Lord and Lady Aberdeen in the Okanagan Valley

Advance with Courage: Lord and Lady Aberdeen in the Okanagan Valley

Central Okanagan Heritage Society

Explore the little-known story of this remarkable aristocratic British couple, Lord and Lady Aberdeen, who purchased land in the Okanagan Valley at the end of 19th century sight unseen. The exhibit retraces their time in Canada and their profound impact on...

Navigating the St. Lawrence

Navigating the St. Lawrence

Biophare

Navigation on the majestic St. Lawrence has always been quite a challenge. There are numerous obstacles along this waterway, which connects the Atlantic to the heart of the continent. This exhibition shows how innovation has improved navigation on the...

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