Thought-provoking heritage exhibitions and world-class works by renowned Canadian artists await your discovery in our state-of-the-art exhibition space. Join us in the Borealis Gallery, where temporary exhibitions will be featured throughout the year, celebrating our dynamic Canadian identity, our rich history and our cultural diversity.
April 25 to July 3, 2018
Canada was founded on the fur trade. The exhibition traces fur trade expansion across the prairies into what is now the province of Alberta. The exhibition is curated in cooperation with the Costume Museum of Canada and draws from the museum’s extensive textile collections. It features fur artifacts from the mid-1800s through the 20th century.
Paul Henderson scores the winning goal in the 1972 Summit Series. A little boy runs after his father marching off to war. Terry Fox is silhouetted by headlights of a police cruiser on his Marathon of Hope.
Exploring unforgettable moments in our history, this travelling exhibition from the Canadian Museum of History and Canada’s History Society pairs compelling images with texts by well-known authors, journalists and historians. Images ranging from high drama to simple joy are tangible reminders of the triumphs, failures and sacrifices that have shaped our country.
In Flew Enza: The Spanish Flu Comes to Alberta
October 17 to January 13
In 1918, a mysterious illness swept the globe. It struck erratically and swiftly, seeming to target otherwise healthy young adults. Its victims could be well in the morning and dead by nightfall. The Spanish flu, as the pandemic came to be known, was indiscriminate and it was ruthless: estimates place the worldwide mortality rate between 20 million and 100 million people. Roughly 1 in 6 Canadians perished. More than 4,000 Albertans, almost 10 per cent of the province’s population, died within four months. What happened? And what did it mean for the young province of Alberta?