March is a great time to travel and explore. Whether you are looking to explore something new or just keep the kids entertained during March Break, take advantage of the amazing cultural locations you can visit for free with your CAP card this month across the country. Travel to Calgary and experience the science of the circus at TELUS Spark, visit the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto to see amazing wildlife photography, and much more. View all the places you can visit with your CAP card using the CAP Attractions Directory.
Yukon Transportation Museum (Whitehorse, Yukon)
Port Moody Train Station Museum (Moody, BC)
Western Development Museum – History of Transportation (Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan)
Canadian Transportation Museum & Heritage Village (Essex, Ontario)
Wildlife Photographer of the Year at the ROM
It’s the last chance to catch the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto this month. One hundred all-new photographs from around the world reveal striking wildlife, breathtaking landscapes, and the remarkable beauty of our natural world that will amaze and move viewers. Learn more on their website. (Note to CAP members: Extra cost applies.)
Free Artist Talk at the AGH
What are the concessions, accommodations, declarations or rebellions made by women-identified artists in response to the biases of the art world? Join the Art Gallery of Hamilton (AGH) for Artist Talk: Speaking for Herself Panel Discussion with Rosalie Favell, Barbara Astman, and Vessna Perunovich on March 17. More information can be found here.
Anthropocene at the National Gallery of Canada
Explore the impact of human activity on Earth through photography, film installations and interactive technologies through this exhibit at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa. Anthropocene is a major contemporary art exhibition featuring new works from the collective of Edward Burtynsky, Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier. Learn more on their website.
CIRCUS! Science Under the Big Top at TELUS Spark
Explore the magnificent secrets behind mind-boggling acts, death-defying stunts, and impossible feats with 20+ exhibits at CIRCUS! Science Under the Big Top. This exhibit at TELUS Spark in Calgary is packed with interactive activities for the whole family to enjoy. Unleash your inner child and relive those fond circus memories. Learn more here.
Planning a trip to a national park or historic site?
There are over 450 000 km2 of Parks Canada spaces to explore! Start planning your trip by visiting the Parks Canada website to find a location near you or discover an iconic place to travel to. Don’t forget that entrance to all Parks Canada national parks, historic sites, and marine conservation areas is free for youth 17 years of age and younger.
What is the VIA Rail promotion for CAP members? #CAPFAQs
When you pick up your CAP card, you also receive a one-time-use VIA Rail coupon for 50% off the lowest available round-trip fare. This discount is applicable to you and up to four children under the age of 18. You must book your trip, pick up your tickets and travel before your membership expires. For full details, please visit VIA Rail’s website.
Join us for citizenship ceremonies at CAP Attractions
The ICC, in partnership with IRCC, will be celebrating new Canadian citizens at citizenship ceremonies this month. Use your CAP card to attend a ceremony at a CAP attraction and relive the moment! Join us for a special citizenship ceremony in celebration of International Women’s Day in Ottawa at National Gallery of Canada on March 8 at 11:00 a.m. Alternatively, join us at the Ottawa Art Gallery on March 14 at 11:00 a.m., or at Glenbow Museum in Calgary on March 15 at 11:00 a.m. local time.
6 Degrees Calgary
The ICC is heading to Calgary for 6 Degrees Calgary on March 14, a day of engaging and interactive discussions on the role of arts and culture in building inclusive societies. Speakers include Shadrach Kabango (Shad), rapper and host of Hip Hop Evolution; Sage Paul, artist, designer and innovative leader for Indigenous fashion, craft and textiles; The Rt. Hon. Adrienne Clarkson, 26th Governor General of Canada and Co-chair of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship; and John Ralston Saul, award-winning essayist and novelist, and Co-chair of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship. For more information, visit 6degreesto.com/calgary2019
John Albin and Geraldine Arceo immigrated to Canada in November 2012 from Pampanga, Philippines; they received their citizenship together on April 24, 2018. “Becoming a Canadian citizen is like finding a new and better home,” says Geraldine. Read more about their journey to citizenship in this month’s CAP Spotlight.