Travel back in time at the Canadian Museum of History

Attractions to discover, January 23, 2023 2023-01-23
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From Pepinot to PAW Patrol®. Photo (from left to right): CBC (Toronto) | MD & Spin Master Ltd. All rights reserved | Karine Dufour, © Télé-Québec | © Wapos Bay Productions and the National Film Board of Canada. All rights reserved | Radio-Canada (Montréal) | Radio-Canada (Montréal).

If you’re planning to visit Gatineau, be sure to head to the Canadian Museum of History, located by the Ottawa River. Designed by Indigenous architect Douglas Cardinal, this museum tells the story of 15,000 years of social and human history, presenting compelling personal stories, diverse cultures, Indigenous stories and achievements, and thought-provoking exhibits. This season, reconnect with your inner child by visiting From Pepinot to PAW Patrol® – Television of Our Childhoods.

From Pepinot to PAW Patrol® – Television of Our Childhoods.

Look back at 70 years of Canadian children's television and meet up with Passe-Partout, Mr. Dressup, Johnny the lemming, Bobino, Pepinot, and Ryder and the PAW Patrol, as well as many other characters. From Pepinot to PAW Patrol® – Television of Our Childhoods is a fun and entertaining, this exhibition that brings together nearly 100 innovative television programs produced in Canada in English, French and Indigenous languages. It will give visitors the opportunity to reconnect with childhood favourites, as well as discover new gems.

In addition to hundreds of excerpts from favourite shows, the exhibition includes 80 original costumes, puppets, props, and images and content exploring the evolution of children's television and the experience of watching it. The exhibition also highlights how some of your favourite childhood memories are an integral part of Canadian cultural history and have earned a special place at the Museum. A must-see exhibition for both children and the young at heart!

A look at history for kids and parents

Young families get a chance to travel the world and discover other cultures at the Canadian Children's Museum. Make your way around the globe on the colourful Pakistani bus, load cargo onto the ship, then visit homes in India, Indonesia and Mexico. Get creative in the Family Studio, develop game-making skills, and see Dino Dana: The Movie at CINE+, which promises to amaze anyone with a passion for dinosaurs!

Photo credit: Canadian Museum of History
Photo credit: Canadian Museum of History

To learn more about The Canadian Museum of History houses three major exhibitions on Indigenous peoples. The impressive Grand Hall provides a glimpse into the stories and cultural and spiritual heritage of the Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Coast. The First Peoples Hall highlights the history, diversity and creativity of Canada's First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities. Finally, the Canadian History Hall presents Indigenous stories that are an integral part of the national narrative, which spans 15,000 years.

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