The Canadian History Hall

The Canadian History Hall presents Canada’s story as you’ve never seen it before. 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. This new signature exhibition illuminates the enduring legacy of Canada’s past — a legacy that is alive, relevant and continually unfolding.

The Canadian History Hall tells the history of Canada and its people from the dawn of human habitation to the present. Through authentic artifacts and compelling stories, the Hall explores the events, personalities and historical currents that have shaped and continue to shape this country.

Take a virtual tour of the Canadian History Hall


  1. The StoriesThe Canadian History Hall is divided into three galleries,
    each focusing on a separate era of Canadian history.

  2. Canadian History Timeline

  3. OriginsThese narratives describe the creation of
    the world and how First Peoples came to live in it.

  4. BlogCome and connect with your history. #canadian-history-hall


The Canadian Museum of History gratefully recognizes the following Proud Supporters of the Canadian History Hall.

  • The Fredrik Eaton Family
  • The Rossy Family Foundation
  • The W. Garfield Weston Foundation
  • BCU Foundation
  • Judith Baxter
  • Black & McDonald Limited
  • Michael Bliss
  • Andrea T. Bobkowicz
  • Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
  • Canadian First World War Internment Recognition Fund
  • Dr. John Scott Cowan
  • Arthur B.C. Drache C.M., Q.C. and Judy Young Drache
  • The Fleck Family Foundation
  • Rubin Friedman
  • Jean Giguere, C.M. and Dennis Giguere
  • Richard Gwyn
  • Jackman Foundation
  • Marion Kelch
  • Linda Kincaid
  • Ken and Gale Langille
  • Bill Leach
  • David and Rhonda Loye
  • Prof. Lubomyr Luciuk and Katharine Wowk
  • Dr. Kanta Marwah
  • Arley K. Molloy
  • Peter Munk
  • Janice, Caroline, Patrick and Mark O’Neill
  • Pomerleau
  • Elinor Gill Ratcliffe C.M., O.N.L., LLD
  • The Salamander Foundation
  • Chantal Schryer
  • Claude Thibault
  • W. A. Waselovich
  • Robert C. Wilband
  • The Wilson Foundation
  • Windfields Farm Limited
  • Eugene and Luba Zaraska Family


Book cover of the Canadian History Hall catalogue

Stories of Canada – The Canadian History Hall

This catalogue is the companion publication of the monumental and captivating Canadian History Hall, the signature exhibition of Canada’s national museum of human history, created in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Confederation.

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