Friday, February 10, 2023

A Finale For The Museum

 Departing from the Canadian History Hall, we pass more of the images displayed on the walls of the country, with white overlay on a reflective surface to create the respective images. This is a train crossing in the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia.

Terry Fox inspired the country with his Marathon of Hope to raise money for cancer research, and was cut down by the very disease that had taken his leg. Monuments to him are found in the country, including in Newfoundland and Labrador, where he started his run.

The Northwest Territories has their own distinctive shape for their license plates.

Province House is in Prince Edward Island.

While Cape Spear is found in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Here we have the Tuktoyaktuk DEW Line site in the Northwest Territories, part of the defensive measures of the Cold War.

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

The Chateau Frontenac is an iconic hotel in Quebec City.

Grand Pre is a national historic site in Nova Scotia that tells the story of the Acadian culture.

The Confederation Bridge links New Brunswick to Prince Edward Island.

L'Anse aux Meadows is in the northern part of the island of Newfoundland, where Vikings established a settlement a thousand years ago. Today, recreated buildings are established at the place, near the original excavations.

My last of these are powow dancers, a vital part of indigenous cultures.

Out of the corridor, I came face to face with the plaster cast version of Chief Of The Undersea World, by Bill Reid, depicting a killer whale in a way that shows his Haida roots.

And one more look over the Grand Hall.

I finish with this view outside towards the exhibition wing from close by the curatorial wing. I hope you've enjoyed this tour of the Canadian Museum of History.


  1. Great displays and building! I sure remember Terry Fox, he was in the German news even. Life can suck at times, he deserved better...

  2. It's been good to learn so much about the history of Canada; I can't recall it ever being mentioned in my school history lessons - a lot more Prince Albert than Alberta!

  3. What a Fabulous last display. The overlays and killer Wale was amazing. History was well served.

  4. ...and where are we off to next?

    1. One other destination tomorrow, followed by a series.

  5. This was a fitting finale after this beautiful and interesting tour through the museum.

  6. The first long distance train trip spouse and I went on in Canada was from Vancouver, eventually ending up in Calgary. It was important for the History Hall to include the train of course, but it seems a bit flat in comparison with the real geography. Thank you kindly for reminding me of a great time,

  7. The weird fish sculpture looks interesting. Not sure what it is but I can't look away

  8. Terry Fox was a real hero.
    I am curious how they did those panels. Are they sandblasted mirror or vinyl cutouts onto mirror? Whatever it is is seems to work really well.

  9. Terry Fox ran through our community in central Newfoundland. Such an inspiration!

  10. That's quite a museum...holding the important parts of Canadian history.

  11. Muy interesante todas las tomas que has hecho en él.

  12. Terry Fox is a hero. I remember reading about his walk when he started it. I glad he is part of the fabric that makes up a Canadian.

  13. A wonderful finale will have to go back and have a look at what I have missed.

  14. A wonderful finale on this series ...

    All the best Jan

  15. Intriguing exhibit and photos ~ light is wonderful ~

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  16. William - it is such a blessing to get to "see" museums that I most likely will never visit. Thank you! In this set of photos, I loved the plaster cast of the whale. Beautiful!

  17. Wow the building itself is art to me! What a fun post this was, thank you.