Thursday, October 21, 2021


Today I finish up my tour at the Canadian Museum of History, starting with two more of the large photographs lining the way out from the third of the galleries in the Canadian History Hall.

Departing from the Hall, one goes down the corridor leading past more of the imagery that is a mix of mirror with white overlay to create the image. This first one is of the Louis Riel Monument in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

This is the polar bear shaped license plate of the Northwest Territories.

A statue of the greatest hockey player to ever play the game, Wayne Gretsky, can be found in Edmonton, Alberta, where his best years were played with the Oilers.

Province House is in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

Cape Spear, Newfoundland and Labrador, is the furthest eastern point in Canada.

The Hartland Covered Bridge in New Brunswick is the world's longest covered bridge at 391 metres in length.

The McAdam Railway Station is found in New Brunswick.

The Confederation Bridge links Prince Edward Island to New Brunswick.

And lastly, this is the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France, site of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Sacred ground for Canadians. I hope you have enjoyed this tour of the Museum.


  1. The tour was very informative. Have a nice day!

  2. So much to see in the museum. Have a great day.

  3. @Italiafinlandia: a pleasure doing so.

    @Nancy: it is a big museum.

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @Sandi: me too.

    @Revrunner: the best.

  4. Hello,
    The first two paintings are beautiful. Wonderful tour of the museum.
    Take care, enjoy the rest of your week!

  5. ...this is a bit like Cross Country Checkup on Sunday afternoons on CBC Radio One.

  6. I think they should replace the Gretzky statues with one of Jean Béliveau! Gretzky in all but name is American. He lives in the US, his wife is American, his children have been raised as Americans. Other than accident of birth he has little ongoing connection to Canada.

  7. I love those sand-blasted mirrors!

  8. It was a very nice tour again, William, thanks!

  9. I have enjoyed the museum tour. The displays make things interesting and informative.

  10. This is a fascinating museum and thank you for sharing it with us. Thoroughly enjoyed!

  11. @Eileen: thank you.

    @Tom: a bit, yes.

    @David: it is true that he's left the country behind, but he made his name here.

    @Magiceye: thanks.

    @RedPat: me too.

    @Barbara: you're welcome.

    @Jan: a pleasure doing so.

    @Red: they do indeed.

    @Denise: you're welcome.

  12. 1st two photos are awesome and lovely capture of the light ~

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  13. Haven't heard Wayne Gretzky's name in a long time.

  14. A lot to see in this museum, thank you for your posts.

    All the best Jan

  15. Mediante ese pequeña estatua, podrá ser recordado a lo largo de los años.

    Es interesante conocer la historia de su propio país.

  16. The first two photos are my favourites of this collection.

  17. @Carol: thank you.

    @Bill: the last time he was in the news was when his father died.

    @Jan: you're welcome.

    @Marleen: there are.

    @Ventana: thanks.

    @Gemel: I like them.

    @happyone: me too.

  18. Interesting display technique.

  19. I always come away from here feeling smarter, William

  20. I've really enjoyed this series. I did especially like the opening photos here.

  21. Many thanks for sharing those pictures from the museum.

  22. Great tour, William. I haven't gone to a museum or gallery since Covid, so it's really nice to live vicariously through your pictures.

    1. Museums here are still under Covid protocols. I have a membership covering this one and the War Museum.