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Canada Hall: A Thousand Years of Canada’s History and Culture

My favourite permanent exhibition at the Canadian Museum of History is the “Canada Hall”. Beneath the 17 metre-high domed ceiling, you stroll through life-sized exhibits recreating the memories and experiences of Canadian life from AD 1000 to 2000.

I didn’t know much about Canada when I first came here, and this museum taught me a lot. I still remember my first visit, back in 2002—I had found Canada’s history was fascinating and much richer than I would have expected, as a European, from a “new” country.

This exhibition manages to be fun, educational, creative and not tacky—quite a feat! If you ever visit the National Capital Region, I highly recommend it. This alone is worth the entry fee to the museum.

We ended our long visit by a walk through the First Peoples Hall that celebrates Canada’s First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, another side of this country that is equally as fascinating.

You can see all the Ottawa – Sum­mer pic­tures on Flickr.

Royal Coat of Arms of Canada
Royal Coat of Arms of Canada
Canada Hall
Canada Hall
New France: House of a Cooper
New France: House of a Cooper
New France: House of a Cooper
New France: House of a Cooper
Late 19th-century Classroom
Late 19th-century Classroom
First Peoples Hall
First Peoples Hall
Everyday Life in New France
Everyday Life in New France
Daily Life in Western Canada
Daily Life in Western Canada
From Rebellions to Confederation
From Rebellions to Confederation
Mark in Jail
Mark in Jail
Royal Visit Memorabilia
Royal Visit Memorabilia
King Wheat
King Wheat

King Wheat

Winnipeg Labor Temple
Winnipeg Labor Temple
Late 19th-century Classroom
Late 19th-century Classroom
Map of Canada
Map of Canada
IMAX... a Canadian Invention!
IMAX… a Canadian Invention!
First Peoples Hall
First Peoples Hall
First Peoples Hall
First Peoples Hall
First Peoples Hall
First Peoples Hall

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