The Canadian Museum of Nature opened its new permanent Canada Goose Arctic Gallery June 21. This 8,000-sq. ft. gallery, the museum’s Canada 150 legacy project, aims to transform people’s understanding of the Arctic and its importance to Canada in the 21st century.
Visitors are welcomed with a display of icebergs created with real ice, with beautiful photos of the flora and fauna, wildlife and culture of the Arctic illuminated on large ice slabs. You can even go up and touch the ice, all while listening to a backdrop of breaking ice.
Learn about the Arctic’s geography, eco- systems and sustainability, as well as the impacts of climate change through 200 authentic specimens and artefacts, stunning multimedia, indigenous perspectives, guided learning, activities, games and more. Enjoy Inuinnauyugut: We Are Inuinnait, a temporary exhibition curated by the Kitikmeot Heritage Society from Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, located in the Northern Voices Gallery. Look out for the original work created by Inuk artist Nancy Saunders, which reconstructs images across surfaces throughout the gallery in an immersive experience called Anamorphosis.