Canada: Who Do We Think We Are?

Exhibition banner: Canada: Who Do We Think We Are?

Don’t miss your chance to explore some of Canada’s rarely seen treasures and discover interesting takes on Canadian identity in our exhibition Canada: Who Do We Think We Are? until March 1, 2018. The exhibition features original historical documents as well as famous literary and art works from Library and Archives Canada’s extensive collection. Some of the exhibition items are beautiful and awe-inspiring, while others are quirky and comical.

If you live in, or are visiting the nation’s capital, experience this unique and fascinating perspective of our nation.

Free admission
395 Wellington Street, Ottawa
Library and Archives Canada
10 am to 5 pm daily

Rare originals

Follow the snowshoe tracks to the Morley Callaghan Room and experience rare and original documents, artifacts and works of art.


View fictional images and sometimes questionable stereotypes of Canada--Beavers that build high-rise lodges, and a national police force that stands for romance.


Explore historical attempts to develop Canada's symbols, survey its land, and inventory its citizens.


What makes Canada unique? Many Canadians may respond with this list: the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, multiculturalism and diversity, peacekeeping, and official bilingualism, but many of these are relatively new ideas.

More info: Quick facts, blogs, and explore our collections

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