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Canada Celebrates 150 Years

Written by Garima Nabh

Canada, one of the biggest countries in the world, celebrated Canada day on 1st July. It’s the day when in 1867, four former British colonies were merged into a single new country. Although celebrations were made all over the country, the biggest one was the fireworks display at the Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Canada’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau has welcomed everyone from all over the world to take part in the celebrations.

There were a lot of activities both for Canadians and foreigners to learn more about the culture of Canada. There’s something for everyone. Here’s a list of some of the places to visit.

  • The Canada Goose Arctic Gallery: This shows, through multimedia with fun interactive games, the Arctic environment. You will get to see and learn with guides about the animals, how they interact with the environment and how it affects the climate. Good for both children and adults.
  • The New Canada Science and Technology Museum: This is currently under construction but will reopen on 17th November, 2017. Its space of 80,000 sq. ft. will have new exhibitions such as

 

– The Crazy Kitchen: This is the museum’s oldest interactive tool dating back to 1967. The new version, named Crazy Kitchen +, will feature new ways in creating illusions.

 

– Tiny House: This is an exhibition comparing the sizes of a house from the end of the Second World War to the present time.

 

– There is crack in everything: This is a collection of 1867 different bulbs dating back to 1880.

 

– Other exhibitions in the museum include Steam: A World in Motion, Into the Great Outdoors, Sound by Design, From Earth to Us, Medical Sensations, Hidden Worlds, The Children’s Gallery, Wearable Tech, Technology in our Lives and Artefact Alley.

 

  • The Canadian History Hall: Learn about Canada’s history of a span of 15,000 years. It showcases ancient artefacts and the presentation of the good and bad history of Canada.
  • VIMY 2017: From April 6, 2017 – November 12, 2017, visit the exhibition of the Battle of Vimy Ridge that took place on April 9 – 12, 1917 in France during the World War I.

 

  • Confederation Pavilions: Visit an architectural exhibition of ten buildings from the 1820s to the contemporary capital.

 

  • My Canada, My inspiration: This is a coin collection which has been designed by Canadians for the 150th These coins showcase Canada’s history which are being introduced exclusively for 2017.

 

  • Canada 150 Tour: The National Arts Centre Orchestra, led by music director, Alexander Shelly, will perform in over 150 programs in different communities across the country.

 

  • Canada: Who do we think we are?: This is a free exhibition from June 5, 2017 to March 1, 2018. This explores 150 years of Canadian history and of the Canadian people.

 

 

About the author

Garima Nabh

Garima is from India and lives in Nigeria. She studied Biomedical Science from London and has been teaching science. She loves crocheting, cooking and teaching.