Explore our country’s history, multicultural heritage and diversity. Discover the activities taking place in Canada’s national museums and parks, heritage spaces and historic sites or enjoy the great outdoors, there is something waiting for you!
Get your Discovery Pass for free admission in 2017 to Parks Canada places from coast to coast to coast
Experience the best of Canada's natural and cultural heritage in 2017 with free entry to Parks Canada places all year-long. For more information on Parks Canada’s places and experiences across the country and to download the Visitor Guide for the region you’ll be exploring, visit the Parks Canada Website.
An exhibit for all hockey fans
From March 10 to October 9, 2017, visit the new exhibit Hockey at the Canadian Museum of History. For millions of Canadians, winter means hockey and hockey means everything. The exhibit features one-of-a-kind artifacts, video clips of historic highlights, and personal memorabilia combine into an exciting, interactive experience.
Welcome to your history by visiting the Canadian History Hall
The Canadian History Hall presents Canada’s story as you’ve never seen it before. As of July 1, explore Canada’s history through the diverse experiences and perspectives of the real people who lived it. Discover our collective story of conflict, struggle and loss, as well as success, achievement and hope.
Commemoration of 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge
To mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War and the Battle of Vimy Ridge, commemorative events are held in April at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France and the National War Memorial in Ottawa. Find out more about how to participate in these events by visiting Veterans Affairs Canada.
Vimy 2017: Beyond the Battle exhibit
From April 6 to November 12, learn more about the Battle of Vimy Ridge and its meaning, 100 years later. Vimy 2017: Beyond the Battle exhibit at the Canadian Museum of War is a multi-faceted exhibition that sheds light on how and why we commemorate by exploring private and collective memories of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, the First World War and more recent conflicts.
Visit the “1867 – Rebellion and Confederation” exhibit
Until May, visit “1867: Rebellion & Confederation” at the Museum of Human Rights in Winnipeg to learn about the roots of Canadian democracy and witness historic struggles that helped achieve some of our fundamental freedoms and rights. Participate in the “Countdown to Confederation” quiz!
Participate in the "What does Parliament mean to you?" contest
Speakers of the Senate and the House of Commons have launched a national speech writing contest asking young Canadians, "What does Parliament mean to you?"! Canadians aged 12 to 17 are invited to participate by submitting a written speech before April 21! Six finalists will win an all-expenses-paid trip to Ottawa in June 2017, where they will be recognized at a reception at Parliament and have an opportunity to meet the Speakers.
Visit the "Our Canada, My Story" exhibit
Uplifting stories of contemporary Canadians working to overcome human rights challenges are showcased in the new exhibition "Our Canada, My Story" at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg. The museum also invites you to meet virtually people sharing their experiences and share your story of human rights.
Celebrate our youth at the National Science and Innovation Gala
On May 17, 2017, attend the National Science and Innovation Gala at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum to celebrate the important contributions of Canada's youth – past, present, and future of our country in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics.
A fresh Capital experience to celebrate 150 years of Confederation. Visit the ten Confederation Pavilions that will take you on an architectural journey through time—from the settlement era in the 1820s to the contemporary capital, and enjoy the special programs, exhibitions and events presented by the National Capital Commission’s partners.
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