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Explore our country

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!

Spirit Island and Maligne Lake Boat Cruise in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada.

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.

A hand with hockey glove holding a hockey stick.

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.

A photo gallery in the new Canadian History Hall.

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.

Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France with the words “Vimy 1917 – 2017”

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.

Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France with the words “Vimy 100 Years” at the forefront.

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.

Section of the “1867 – Rebellion and Confederation” exhibit.

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!

Hands typing on a laptop keyboard. An image of the Parliament of Canada. The words “Speakers Speech Writing Contest” appear in the forefront.

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.

An exhibit in a museum

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.

The words “2017 National Science and Innovation Gala” in front of images of vintage clocks

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.

Photo of the Confederation Pavilions Passport and 50 Sussex Drive, home of the International Pavilion until May 2017, and The Geography and Exploration Pavilion, from June to September 2017 (Ottawa, Ontario)

Confederation Pavilions

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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