The walkway up to the War Museum's permanent collection features banners going back in history of Canadians at arms.
A central hub is here, with images of what's to come- the Museum's galleries are organized chronologically.
The first gallery starts from the beginnings of time up to the late 19th century. Armed conflict in Canada starts with the indigenous peoples, and so the Museum's focus begins there.
Reproduction weapons of Indigenous warriors are at left, while a model of an Iroquois village is at right.
The village and its surroundings are very detailed, with interpretive panels explaining life both in peace and in war for Iroquois people.