Discover Canada: Day 1 at the Lloydminster Cultural and Science Centre

Explore First Steps, First Impressions and First Experiences as a Newcomer to Canada

The immigration experience is marked by firsts. The first day in a new country takes shape with an individual’s first steps, first impressions and first experiences. Canada: Day 1, supported nationally by RBC Foundation, explores immigrants’ diverse personal Day 1 experiences, from Confederation to present day. Canada: Day 1 is presented from December 17, 2016 to March 26, 2017 at Lloydminster Cultural and Science Centre in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan.

Newcomers’ unique and shared experiences—across time and cultures—are highlighted in a thoughtful way through oral histories, archival images, original artworks, objects and your participation. Explore Day 1 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.

Be sure to share your first when you visit us at the Museum. You can also download the free mobile app to explore more personal immigration stories, share your own impressions and engage in a national conversation @Pier21#CanadaDay1!

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 in 2017 and supported by RBC Foundation.