Canada 150 Events



Learn about different initiatives around the country to gain ideas for your organization, and learn about different partnership opportunities with signature Canada 150 projects. 


Alberta

  • Access4All, a signature 150 project put on by the Rick Hansen Foundation, will be installing  a barrier free playground in Variety park in Calgary June 24th. See when they are coming to your community and how to get involved! Learn More.
  • Timeraiser150 will be coming to Calgary on September 28th, matching volunteers with local nonprofit organizations, trading art for volunteer hours. Learn more.
  • TELUS Spark was the first organization to hold the world premiere of HORIZON, a 360 immersive experience showcasing sights all over Canada put on by SESQUI. The film will be playing at both TELUS Spark and TELUS World of Science this summerYou can still host a HORIZON film at your institution! Learn More
  • Canada 150 Edible Forest Garden Project in Red Deer River watershed aims to honour their agricultural heritage by creating the largest perennial "food forest" with 150 different species of trees, shrubs, and pollinator plants. Learn more

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British Columbia

  • Science World is now displaying Made in Canada, an exhibit highlighting Canadian creativity and Innovation. The exhibit made by Science World, will be on display until September 4th Learn more.
  • HR Macmillan Space Centre will be hosting a screening of HORIZON, a 360 immersive experience showcasing sights all over Canada put on by SESQUI. The film will be playing in in both Vancouver from June 24th to September 4th and July 1st, and in Prince George July 7th and 8thYou can still host a HORIZON film at your institution! Learn More
  • The Pacific Salmon Foundation will be running UNINTERRUPTED to immerse audiences in the wonders of migrating Salmon. This cinematography will be projected on the underside of Vancouver's Cambie Bridge from June 28-Sept 24. Learn More
  • Vancouver will be hosting Strengthening our Relations: Canada 150+ to celebrate reconciliation with cultural activities and a 10 day festival in July. Learn more.
  • BioBlitz will be coming to Vancouver August 12-13th to help the community connect to nature as they gather data and participate in a range of activities. Learn more
  • With the new AquaVan, Vancouver Aquarium has been travelling across the country to teach youth about keeping our water clean. Learn more
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Manitoba

  • Timeraiser150 will be coming to Winnipeg on June 15th, matching volunteers with local nonprofit organizations, trading art for volunteer hours. Learn more.
  • Canada Games is in Winnipeg this year, and kicked of Canada 150 with a flag tour of Canada, but is finally reaching Winnipeg July 28th. Learn more.
  • The Winnipeg Art gallery will be putting on ART EXPRESS'D to celebrate Canada 150, by decorating 3 cargo containers from the three coasts of Canada, ending the journey in WinnipegLearn more.
  • The Canadian Museum for Human Rights put the exhibition Our Canada, My Story on display in February, telling peoples experience with human rights. Learn more
  • The Manitoba Museum is running an exhibit  entitled,  Legacies of Confederation: A New Look at Manitoba History, which examines the rich history and ecology of Manitoba and how it became a province. Learn more.

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New Brunswick 

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Newfoundland and Labrador 

  • Johnson Geo Centre will be hosting a screening of HORIZON, a 360 immersive experience showcasing sights all over Canada put on by SESQUI. The film will be playing June 26th to July 2nd and again August 2ndYou can still host a HORIZON film at your institution! Learn More
  • Timeraiser150 will be coming to St. Johns on July 26th, matching volunteers with local nonprofit organizations, trading art for volunteer hours. Learn more.

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Northwest Territories

  • Indspire Youth Laureates Cross Canada Tour will be coming to the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre On June 20th. The objective is to showcase local Indspire Awards laureates who will discuss the importance of a solid education and dreaming big. Learn more

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Nova Scotia 

  • The Discovery Centre will be hosting a screening of HORIZON, a 360 immersive experience showcasing sights all over Canada put on by SESQUI. The film will be playing May 31st till June 30thYou can still host a HORIZON film at your institution! Learn More.
  • Vancouver Aquarium's AquaVan150 will be coming to Halifax from June 8-10th. The visit includes a park cleanup for the community and learning about the water environment. Learn more. You can still schedule a visit with the AquaVan150 here!
  • Pier 21 is running an exhibit until November 12th, called Canada : Day 1 about immigrants coming to Canada since confederation. Learn more

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Nunavut

  • An exhibit at Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum in Iqaluit to showcase the role of Inuit oral history in searching for Sir Franklins Lost ships. Learn more

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Ontario

  • Artists, writers and poets met in Ottawa May 18th to 20th to discuss Canadian literature in a project called Restorying CanadaLearn more.
  • The C3 project started its first leg in Toronto on June 1st, and travelling from coast, to coast to coast. Learn more
  • The Red Couch Tour will be travelling from Newfoundland to British Columbia throughout July and August to find out what it means to be Canadian. The tour was launched June 13th at the Museum of Nature in Ottawa. Learn more.
  • BioBlitz will be coming to Toronto June 24-25th to help the community connect to nature as they gather data and participate in a range of activities. Learn more
  • Vancouver Aquarium's AquaVan150 will be visiting the Museum of Nature June 29th. The visit includes a park cleanup for the community and learning about the water environment. Learn more. You can still schedule a visit with the AquaVan150 here!
  • Organizations all over Ontario will be hosting screenings of HORIZON, a 360 immersive experience showcasing sights all over Canada put on by SESQUI. These films will be playing between June 21st to August 15thYou can still host a HORIZON film at your institution! Learn More
  • The STEAM Center in St. Thomas will be hosting Steam Mission 150 on September 30th, teaching students the creativity and history of the town, while incorporating lessons of science, technology, engineering, art, and math skills. Learn more
  • The Ontario Science Center is celebrating by opening Canada 150: Discovery way focusing on innovative technologies from Canada. Learn more.  
  • The National Gallery of Canada will be opening a new exhibit called Our Masterpieces, Our stories, which will highlight top Canadian and Indigenous art. Learn more

  • Ontario has been celebrating Canada 150 with many of it’s own signature events. These include EDIT, a science and technology expo as well as the Lieutenant Governor's Visionary Prizes. Learn more.

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Prince Edward Island
  • As part of the signature initiative through Canadian Wildlife Federation, BioBlitz will be reaching Colman to raise awareness about ecology and conservation June 16th and 17th. Learn more.
  • From June 30th to July 2nd Charlottetown will be a guest port as part of the transatlantic race Rendez-vous 2017 Regatta. Charlottetown will be hosting a multitude of events in celebration. Learn More
  • Timeraiser150 will be coming to Charlottetown on July 30th, matching volunteers with local nonprofit organizations, trading art for volunteer hours. Learn more.
  • The Dreamcatchers, a musical focusing on environment and reconciliation, has opened in Charlottetown. The Musical will however be travelling around Canada throughout July and August. Learn more.

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    Quebec  

    • The National Canada150&Me Youth Forum will be happening on June 26th in Montreal aiming to promote leadership development in youth a start a national discussion on challenges and opportunities in Canada. The Forum will also be happening in Vancouver, Halifax and Winnipeg. Learn More.
    • BioBlitz will be coming to Quebec City September 1-2nd to help the community connect to nature as they gather data and participate in a range of activities. Learn More
    • The Canadian History museum has opened the Hockey exhibit until October 9th, showcasing the evolution of the Canadian sport. Learn more

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    Saskatchewan

    • Saskatoon hosted the Innovation festival as part of Innovation 150, where there was a wide range of activities throughout the month. Learn More
    • As part of Innovation 150, Yorkton High School hosted the Power of Ideas tour, as well as Actua's Maker mobile. Learn more
    • BioBlitz will be coming to Regina June 9-10th to help the community connect to nature as they gather data and participate in a range of activities. Learn more

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    Yukon

    • ART EXPRESS'D will be running a workshop in Whitehorse from June 28th to July 3rd. These workshops will be encompassing the connection to geography and nature to art. Learn more.   
    • The Yukon Beringia Interpretive Center opened an interactive hub for the Canada C3 sailing journey to connect the public to research and themes happening on board the ship. Learn more.

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