Time-lapse video of Canadian History Hall construction

Sylvain Raymond

Clocking in at one minute, this fascinating time-lapse video reveals the amazing feat of crews working over three years to create a space that tells a 15,000 year-long story. The 4,000 square-metre (40,000 square-foot) space houses 1,500 authentic artifacts and is the largest exhibition about Canadian history ever created. The three-storey physical construction is topped with a magnificent dome designed by Douglas Cardinal, the famous architect who created the building that currently houses the Canadian Museum of History and its collections.

While a trip to the new Canadian History Hall is truly the only way to experience the extent and level of detail of this enormous exhibition, this time-lapse video will give those who can’t wait a taste of the toil that went into creating an incredible public space. Enjoy!