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Sq’éwlets: A Stó:lō-Coast Salish Community in the Fraser River Valley

Sq’éwlets: A Stó:lō-Coast Salish Community in the Fraser River Valley

The Stó:lō Research and Resource Management Centre

Kwelches – Welcome! Our Old People tell us we have always lived in S’ólhTéméxw (Our Land). We are Stó:lō (People of the River), a nation of tribes along the Fraser River. As Sq’éwlets, we are one of 30 Stó:lō communities. Sturgeon is our...

Living Traditions: The Kwakwaka’wakw Potlatch on the Northwest Coast

Living Traditions: The Kwakwaka’wakw Potlatch on the Northwest Coast

U'mista Cultural Society

Many believe that a rich and powerful person is someone who owns a lot. The Kwakwaka’wakw, on the other hand, believe that the rich and powerful are those who give the most away. Since time immemorial, the Kwakwaka'wakw have hosted potlatch ceremonies,...

Science and Survival at Fort Conger – A Polar Heritage Site in the Canadian High Arctic

Science and Survival at Fort Conger – A Polar Heritage Site in the Canadian High Arctic

Arctic Institute of North America

Built in 1881, Fort Conger — located in Nunavut’s Quttinirpaaq National Park — played a key role in international exploration during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This exhibit explores not only the history of the abandoned outpost but also...

An Engaged Community, A Living Mill

An Engaged Community, A Living Mill

Corporation du Moulin Légaré

Retrace the history of the Corporation du Moulin Légaré, from its creation as a not-for-profit organisation in 1976 to its 40th anniversary in 2016. Discover the social commitment of a community to ensure the survival of the Moulin Legaré, a water mill...

Applebox Belles: The Women of Lake Country's Packinghouses

Applebox Belles: The Women of Lake Country's Packinghouses

Lake Country Museum and Archives

Meet the belles of the early apple-packing industry in Lake Country, British Columbia. Known by names such as the Summer Girls, and the champion “Apple Wrapper Flappers”, these determined women became the workforce of the packinghouses — sorting,...

Away from Here

Away from Here

Placentia West Heritage Committee

There are times when fishing doesn’t pay the bills, and Placentia West residents — like so many other Newfoundlanders — had to leave their hometown for long periods to find employment. They would work for CP Rail, in the Arctic or as domestics...

St. Lawrence Scavenger Hunt

St. Lawrence Scavenger Hunt

Musée maritime de Charlevoix

Did you know that, in the St. Lawrence River, you can actually encounter blue whales — the largest mammals on Earth? Learn more about the St. Lawrence and its riches with St. Lawrence Scavenger Hunt. Through 10 fun itineraries, you and your family can...

Memories of the Women's College Hospital School of Nursing

Memories of the Women's College Hospital School of Nursing

The Miss Margaret Robins Archives of Women's College Hospital

Explore the history of nursing education in Canada through Toronto’s Women’s College Hospital School of Nursing. The school opened the door for Canadian women in the 20th century to pursue a nursing career. Using oral recollections, writings, and...

Exploring Small Town Canada at War

Exploring Small Town Canada at War

The Bunker Military Museum

How do you describe the impact of two world wars on small-town Canada? This poignant interactive exhibition shares the powerful and heartbreaking stories of those who served. Through film clips, artifacts and firsthand accounts, discover nearly forgotten...

Flight From the Flames

Flight From the Flames

Salmon Arm Museum and Heritage Association

In the summer of 1998, a runaway forest fire near Silver Creek, BC forced 7,000 people from their homes. Relive this massive civil evacuation — the largest the province had yet seen — through this photographic account. This exhibit also shares some...

Forman Hawboldt – Inventor and Entrepreneur

Forman Hawboldt – Inventor and Entrepreneur

Chester Municipal Heritage Society

Forman Hawboldt (1876-1956) was an extraordinary inventor, entrepreneur and community builder with many enterprises and achievements to his credits. Find out how one man’s vision, ingenuity and perseverance shaped the future of the small community of...

Fish Stories

Fish Stories

Reford Gardens / Alexander Reford

This exhibition is a presentation of the Metis River and the remarkable history of fishing for salmon on the river. Many never before seen photographs and objects are explained with brief texts that tell the truth behind a few "fishing stories". Les Amis...

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