Happy Canada Day! Although celebrations are wrapping up across the country, you can use your CAP card to keep exploring and learning more about Canada and its history this month. Visit the National Music Centre in Studio Bell, the Art Gallery of Ontario, Maple Ridge Museum or Museum of Vancouver to view new exhibits on topics ranging from famous Canadian bands to Canadian wildlife. You can also visit a Parks Canada location for lots of amazing Canadian adventures. Find more attractions you can visit by checking our CAP Attractions Directory.

CAP Attractions to visit in July:

July is the perfect month to visit these iconic Canadian places!

Banff National Park (Banff, AB)
National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa, ON)
Bruce Peninsula National Park (Tobermory, ON)
Remai Modern (Saskatoon, SK)
Pier 21 (Halifax, NS)

Haney House Grand Reopening at Maple Ridge Museum
Visit the Haney House in Maple Ridge, BC, on July 15 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for a day of fun, including games, activities, refreshments, and house tours as they celebrate the grand reopening of Haney House at Maple Ridge Museum.

Milestones: Barenaked Ladies at the National Music Centre at the National Music Centre
A new exhibition celebrating over 30 years of the band Barenaked Ladies is now open at the National Music Centre at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre. New exhibition celebrating the band’s 30-year career now open at Studio Bell. See memorabilia and artifacts from one of Canada’s most unique and acclaimed international acts of the past 30 years. Milestones: Barenaked Ladies runs now until February 2019.

New exhibits at the AGO
The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) hosts two new and exciting exhibits this month. Jack and the Jack Paintings: Jack Goldstein and Ron Terada features 14 of Terada’s large-scale text-based paintings and runs until September, 2018. TUNIRRUSIANGIT: KENOJUAK ASHEVAK AND TIM PITSIULAK showcases two generations of Inuit artists who have challenged viewers to respond to their art and the Inuit world view in new ways.This exhibit runs until mid-August, 2018. [Kenojuak Ashevak, The Enchanted Owl, 1960. Stonecut on paper, sheet: 59.7 x 65 cm. Toronto, 2002. ©]

Wild Things – Interactive Stations at Museum of Vancouver
The Museum of Vancouver invites you to join visit on select weekends for intimate and interactive engagement with some of Vancouver’s most fascinating Naturalists. Now until October, 2018, learn about animals and plants native to BC and Canada – learn more on their website.

Ways to enhance your next Parks Canada experience
Did you know that Parks Canada offers everything from a chance to dress up in authentic historic costume, to dark sky storytelling hikes and multi-day wilderness adventures? There are programs to fit all budgets, from audio tours under $5 to high-end immersive experiences in the heart of nature. No car? No worries! Plenty of Parks Canada’s enhanced programming happens a stone’s throw from the city. Learn more.


Use social media to share your photos from Canada Day with us! Use the hashtag #CAPCanada when posting your photos on social media, or you can also tag CAP and/or the ICC in your photos on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Citizenship Ceremonies on Canada Day
The Institute for Canadian Citizenship, in partnership with the IRCC, hosted citizenship ceremonies across Canada to celebrate Canada Day. The Cultural Access Pass would like to extend a special thank you to our CAP Attraction partners who hosted ceremonies: the Beaverbrook Art Gallery (Fredericton, NB), the Royal Ontario Museum (Toronto, ON), Ardgowan National Historic Site (Charlottetown, PE), and the Western Development Museum (Saskatoon, SK).

Highlights from 6 Degrees St. Gallen
On May 5, 2018, the Institute for Canadian Citizenship hosted 6 Degrees St. Gallen: The Work of Inclusion, in partnership with the St. Gallen Symposium, to discuss the value of diversity in the workplace, and how to make strides towards a more inclusive economy. Learn more about this event and watch the highlights video on the 6 Degrees website.

Ali Sayedi first came to Canada from Iran for a seminar in 2003. After spending two weeks here, he quickly found Canada to be the “country of opportunities” and decided to stay to continue his career. Learn more about his story in this month’s CAP Spotlight.