This November, step back in time and experience the history of Canada with your CAP card. Visit a museum such as the Canadian History Museum, a Parks Canada National Historic Site such as Woodside National Historic Site, or an art gallery such as the Musée National des beaux-arts de Quebec. Explore all the places you can visit with your CAP card using the CAP Attractions Directory.
Canadian Museum of History (Gatineau, QC)
Western Development Museum – History of Transportation (Moose Jaw, SK)
Niagara Falls History Museum (Niagara Falls, ON)
Pointe-à-Callière – Montreal Museum of Archeology and History (Montreal, QC)
Fashion History Museum (Cambridge ON)
The Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery’s multilingual tours
The Kitchener-Waterloo Art Galley (KWAG) offers free multilingual tours throughout the fall and winter. The next tours will be a Mandarin Tour on November 6 and a French Tour on November 20, both from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Join for a tour of current exhibitions facilitated by a knowledgeable Gallery volunteer, a great way to learn more about the artwork, ask questions, share your insights, and meet other art lovers. Whether Mandarin or French is a mother tongue or a new language, all are welcome. Visit the website for more information.
New exhibit at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection
The McMichael Canadian Art Collection presents David Milne: Modern Painting, which documents Milne’s artistic career that spanned the first half of the 20th century and includes 100+ original works in oil and watercolour, never-before-exhibited photographs and drawings, and memorabilia collected by Milne during his time as an official war artist. [Image: David Milne (1882-1953), Painting Place: Brown and Black c. 1926, oil on canvas, 30.7 x 41 cm, Gift from the Douglas M. Duncan Collection, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 1981.41.1]
Free admission days at two National Historic Sites this Remembrance Day weekend
In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War and on the 79th anniversary of Dr. Bethune’s death, the Bethune Memorial House National Historic Site in Gravenhurst, ON will be hosting a First World War re-enactment event on November 12, 2018. The same day, this site will offer free admission for everyone. Woodside National Historic Site in Kitchener, ON is also offering free admission on November 11, 2018. [Photo: Parks Canada]
MARCEL BARBEAU at Musée National des beaux-arts de Quebec
Visit the Musée National des beaux-arts de Quebec in Quebec City for the new Marcel Barbeau exihibit. Marcel Barbeau was an artist imbued with bold creativity and is a well-known figure in Québec contemporary art. This exhibition showcases his work from the late 1940s to his most recent work in 2013. It elucidates the noteworthy periods of his artistic development to attentively take a new look at his vital but little-known approach.
New exhibit at Glenbow Museum
This new exhibit at the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, AB, explores the real and imagined images of the Artic between 1818 and 1876 surrounding the disappearance of Sir John Franklin and the boats he was commanding. The Arctic: Real and Imagined Views from the Nineteenth Century includes original artworks made by both those who visited and those who imagined the Arctic with compelling images that appealed to Europeans and Americans alike as the images detailed an unknown and extreme place. [Photo: Glenbow Museum]
Remembrance Day 2018 at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites
Visit Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites in Victoria, BC on Remembrance Day to hear stories about the last 100 days of World War I and the reasons for our Remembrance traditions, do special crafts, and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate. [Photo: Parks Canada]
Thank you for sharing your performing arts experience with us on Instagram, Gracie! Use social media to share your photos from with us: use the hashtag #CAPCanada when posting your photos, or you can also tag CAP and/or the ICC in your photos on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. [Photo: @gracieday20]
Did you know that you receive free admission every time you visit a CAP Attraction with your CAP card? You can visit the same museum, science centre, art gallery, national park or other CAP Attraction as many times as you’d like until your CAP card expires. Find answers to other frequently asked questions on our FAQs webpage.
Thank you to our amazing partners
The Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC), in partnership with IRCC, hosted more than a dozen citizenship ceremonies in October in celebration of #CitizenshipWeek! Many of these ceremonies were hosted in partnership with CAP Attractions, including the Vancouver Art Gallery (roundtable hosts pictured right), the Ontario Science Centre, and the Art Gallery of Alberta. We greatly appreciate the support of our partners in celebrating new Canadian citizens in October and throughout the year.
Join us for citizenship ceremonies at CAP Attractions
The ICC, in partnership with IRCC, will be celebrating with new Canadian citizens at more citizenship ceremonies throughout November. Use your CAP card to attend one and relive the moment! Join us at Canada Sports Hall of Fame in Calgary, AB on November 1 at 11:00 a.m.; McMichael Canadian Art Collection near Toronto, ON on November 5 at 11:45 a.m.; and at Fort York National Historic Site in Toronto, ON on November 15 at 11:45 a.m. local time.
6 Degrees Berlin
On November 12, more than 20 speakers from around the world and hundreds of participants will come together at the Barenboim-Said Akademie for a full day of conversation and action on immigration, refugees, belonging, and how we build inclusive societies. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.6degreesto.com/6-degrees-berlin/. Follow 6 Degrees on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for regular updates on the event.
“Canadians should know that whether old or new, all of us are one family, and Canada will always be the home for all to live and prosper,” says Kahlil Zahr. “The new Canadian citizens are simply new additions to this very special family, and this spacious and beautiful home.” This month’s CAP Spotlight focuses on Khalil Zahr, a new Canadian citizen originally from Lebanon – read more here.