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.
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