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Laval, a Region Well Positioned for a Diversified Economy

Laval, a Region Well Positioned for a Diversified Economy

Centre d’archives de Laval

What sets Laval’s history apart is without question the region’s remarkable economic development. Immerse yourself in a centuries-old story and find out how rapid expansion made Laval the third-largest region in Quebec.

The Loss of the SS Florizel

The Loss of the SS Florizel

Admiralty House Communications Museum

On February 23, 1918, the SS Florizel left St. John’s for what would become its final journey. During the routine trip, the vessel crashed into the rocks near Cappahayden, Newfoundland. Of the 137 souls on board, only 44 survived. This exhibit tells the...

Keepsakes of Conflict: Trench Art and Other Canadian War-related Craft

Keepsakes of Conflict: Trench Art and Other Canadian War-related Craft

Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery

During the wars they have been involved in, Canadian soldiers sometimes occupied themselves by fashioning incredible items from available materials, such as shell casings. Some were useful, others decorative. Discover some of these extraordinary objects of...

Carved by the Sea: Heritage Places of Bay Roberts, Newfoundland

Carved by the Sea: Heritage Places of Bay Roberts, Newfoundland

Heritage NL

Explore the history of Bay Roberts as a 20th century commercial town. With input from community members, the exhibit highlights historically significant sites, while showcasing lesser-known stories from local neighbourhoods.

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...

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...

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