Do you have a memory of your first experience in Canada?

Discover the first impressions of immigrants the moment they stepped onto Canadian soil as Simcoe County Museum presents Canada: Day 1. The bilingual exhibition explores the diverse first experiences and first impressions of immigrants to Canada, from Confederation to present day.

Through oral histories, archival images, original artworks, objects and your participation, Canada: Day 1 thoughtfully explores newcomers’ unique and shared personal experiences across time and cultures. Explore the exhibit through the themes of Transitions, Arrival, Encounters, Finding Your Way and Reflections. You will be transported back to your first day in Canada or inspired to imagine yourself in a newcomer’s shoes.

Canada: Day 1 is a travelling exhibition produced by the Canadian Museum of Immigration, at Pier 21, as a legacy project of our nation’s 150th anniversary and is supported by the RBC Foundation. It will be on display at the Simcoe County Museum until April 15.

Museum members and preschoolers are free, adults $8, seniors/youth $6, children $5. No registration is required.

Contact the Simcoe County Museum at 705-728-3721 or visit for more information on the event.