Canadian Museum of History releases highlight video for Canada 150

June 7, 2017


For immediate release

Gatineau, Quebec, June 7, 2017 — From a new signature exhibition that offers a compelling look at Canadian history to one of the most fascinating stories in the history of exploration, our highlight video showcases what promises to be a stellar season at the Canadian Museum of History.

The highlight of this season is the opening of the Canadian History Hall on July 1, Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. The Hall traces the history of Canada and its people from the dawn of human habitation to the present — a span of some 15,000 years. Through authentic artifacts and compelling stories, the Hall invites visitors to explore the events, personalities and historical currents that have shaped, and continue to shape, this country.

As befits this sesquicentennial year, the season’s special exhibitions feature a wealth of Canadian content.

  • Hockey: Explores Canada’s game from the locker room to centre ice to the backyard rink.
  • Moments From 150 Years Ago: Offers unique traces of daily life as Canada became a nation.
  • Canada: Day 1: Examines the experiences of immigrants, from early homesteaders to recent refugees.
  • Horse Power: Combines exquisite craftsmanship with the romance of bygone days.
  • Snapshots of Canada: Captures a portrait of Canada in photographs both iconic and less familiar.
  • Picturing Arctic Modernity – North Baffin Drawings From 1964: Preserves culture in art through thought-provoking Inuit drawings.
  • The Franklin Expedition: Investigates one of the world’s most enduring exploration mysteries, by piecing together the story of the lost expedition through recent discoveries.

Rounding out this season’s exhibitions are the family-oriented Hot Wheels™ – Race to Win™ and DreamWorks Animation – The Exhibition: Journey from Sketch to Screen, which takes visitors inside the technology and artistry of the world’s largest animation studio.

From hockey fans and armchair historians to art lovers, movie buffs and young racing enthusiasts, the Canadian Museum of History is definitely the place to be!

Tip: To view the video in HD, click on the gear icon in “Settings” situated in the lower right corner of the video and increase the quality setting to 720p or more.

Located on the shores of the Ottawa River in Gatineau, Quebec, the Canadian Museum of History welcomes over 1.2 million visitors each year. The Museum’s principal role is to enhance Canadians’ knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the events, experiences, people and objects that have shaped Canada’s history and identity, as well as to enhance Canadians’ awareness of world history and culture. Work of the Canadian Museum of History is made possible in part through financial support of the Government of Canada.

–­ 30 –­

Media contacts:
Stéphanie Verner
Media Relations Officer
Telephone: 819-776-7169

Éliane Laberge
Social Media and Media Relations Officer
Telephone: 819-776-7097