Thank you for sending in your ideas on important historical events, periods, movements and changes that have contributed to making Canada the nation it is today. The site is no longer active but we have updated the website to reflect what you told us. Continue to share your ideas with us by email at, or through Facebook and Twitter (@Civilization).

On this timeline, we have provided a selection of some important historical events. But there are many more that have helped to shape our country. What do you think are the most important historical events, periods, movements and changes that have shaped our country? Select the ones you would put in your Museum by clicking the “Like?” button. Is there anything missing?

  • Added by you! Nortel Networks ceases operations
  • Nova Scotia first British colony to achieve responsible government
  • Added by you! The Rebellion Losses Bill establishes responsible government in the Canadas
  • Added by you! Prairie Dry Belt Disaster
  • Refus globla

    Added by you! Refus global
  • Added by you! Rupert’s Land Act
  • Signal Hill

    Added by you! Marconi makes radio history at Signal Hill
  • Enticing Settlers to the Prairies

    Added by you! Enticing settlers to the Prairies
  • Introduction of agriculture into southern Ontario

    Introduction of agriculture into southern Ontario
  • The Winnipeg General Strike

    Added by you! The Winnipeg General Strike

We travelled across Canada with stops in the cities listed below. Thank you to everyone who shared their ideas with us during our kiosk activities and our roundtable discussions.

Province City Date Venue
British Columbia Vancouver November 9 Vancouver Public Library
British Columbia Vancouver November 10 Vancouver Flea Market
Newfoundland St. John's November 20 Memorial University of Newfoundland
Newfoundland St. John's November 20 Centre scolaire et communautaire des Grands-Vents
Nova Scotia Halifax November 21 Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
Nova Scotia Halifax November 22 Halifax Stanfield International Airport
New Brunswick Fredericton November 23 Crowne Plaza Fredericton Lord Beaverbrook Hotel
Alberta Edmonton December 4 Prince of Wales Armouries
Alberta Edmonton December 5 University of Alberta
Ontario Toronto December 11 Toronto Reference Library
Ontario Toronto December 12 Centennial College
Saskatchewan Saskatoon January 15 Radisson Hotel Saskatoon
Saskatchewan Saskatoon January 16 The Mall at Lawson Heights
Quebec Montréal January 24 Promenades Cathédrale
Quebec Montréal January 24 Salon Cartier 1, Centre Mont-Royal
Quebec Gatineau January 31 Canadian Museum of Civilization