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Sidney Museum showcases Snapshots of Canada

Travelling exhibition continues to Dec. 24, 2020
V-E Day celebrations, Bay Street, May 8, 1945 by John H. Boyd/City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1266, Item 96241. The Snapshots of Canada exhibition from the Canadian Museum of History and Canada’s History Society is at the Sidney Museum through Dec. 24, 2020.

Images from some of Canada’s most memorable moments are on display at Sidney Museum in a new travelling exhibition from the Canadian Museum of History and Canada’s History Society.

Showcasing unforgettable images and thought-provoking texts, Snapshots of Canada is showcased at the museum through Dec. 24.

From the trial of Métis leader Louis Riel to Paul Henderson’s winning goal in the 1972 Summit Series, and from the deportation of Japanese-Canadians after the Second World War to the standoff at Oka, the exhibition pairs 50 powerful photographs with texts by well-known Canadian historians, authors and journalists.

“Exploring unforgettable moments in our history … images ranging from high drama to simple joy are tangible reminders of the triumphs, failures and sacrifices that have shaped our country,” says the exhibition information from the Canadian Museum of History.

Admission is by timed entry, and can be booked through the museum’s website. Admission is by donation. Exhibit text is English/French bilingual.

This travelling exhibition, developed by the Canadian Museum of History in partnership with Canada’s History Society, is an expanded version of the Snapshots of Canada outdoor exhibition presented at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec in 2017.

Sidney Museum, which earned Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Crystal Award as Not-For-Profit of the year, invites visitors to walk through time, discovering the region’s natural history, along with displays on local First Nations, industry, transportation, agriculture and social history.

The museum welcomes visitors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. To learn more of to reserve your visit, visit