05/19/2017 - Learn more about our national history through the multimedia, interactive Canada: Day 1 exhibit explores the immigration experiences of Canadian newcomers, from Confederation in 1867 to present day.
The exhibit is a mini, travelling version of a larger exhibit at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada produced the exhibits in partnership with the Canadian Museum of Immigration as a legacy project for Canada's 150th anniversary, supported by Royal Bank of Canada Foundation. The Canada: Day 1 exhibit at Government House incorporates text, images, artifacts and video to recount new Canadians' journeys and first experiences in Canada. Visitors can use an iPad to select and play the heartfelt stories of what brought eight Canadian newcomers to the province of Saskatchewan, and how they adjusted to a new way of life. The exhibit will be on display at Government House until September 2017, and is available for viewing during regular museum hours, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. Admission is always free, and all ages are invited to come explore a bit of history that celebrates Canada's 150th anniversary.