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.

Sidney Museum showcases Snapshots of Canada

Travelling exhibition continues to 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 sidneymuseum.ca

British ColumbiaCanadaFamily activitiesMuseumSidneyThings to dotravelvancouverisland

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Victoria gets new collegiate baseball team, training facility

Golden Tide coach wants to see as many local kids play for the HarbourCats as possible

‘It’s a boy’: Southern Resident killer whale calf born to J Pod is healthy, researchers say

J35 had previously done a ‘Tour of Grief,’ carrying her dead calf for 17 days

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for Greater Victoria

Thunderstorm may produce strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain, warns Environment Canada

Sooke couple that owned Sooke Harbour House given $4 million after lengthy court case

B.C. Supreme Court rules in favour of Frederique and Sinclair Philip

Local MP Elizabeth May likes aspects of throne speech, but questions execution

According to May nobody is as ‘reckless’ as BC’s John Horgan in dismissing snap election

B.C. reports 91 new cases as officials remain worried over ‘clusters of COVID-19

There have now been a total of 8,395 cases in B.C. since the pandemic began

Canada’s active COVID-19 cases top 10,000 as daily new cases triple over the past month

Dr. Tam repeated her warning to young people, who have made up the majority of recent cases

First 8 months of fatal overdoses in B.C. have now exceeded 2019 death toll

Nine people died every two days in August, BC Coroners Service data shows

Liberal effort to reset policy agenda panned by rivals as too much talk, not action

Trudeau said it’s ‘all too likely’ families won’t be able to gather for Thanksgiving next month

‘Show us the money’ for cannabis, local governments tell B.C.

Municipal tax, transit revenues falling as costs rise

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Cops for Cancer: COVID-19 can’t stop Tour de Rock

‘having the chance to come back and ride this year means everything to me’

People ‘disgusted’ by COVID-19 election call, B.C. Liberal leader says

Andrew Wilkinson speaks to municipal leaders from Victoria

Horgan blasts B.C. Greens for refusing youth overdose detention

Lack of support key to B.C. election call, NDP leader says

Most Read