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150 Stories for 150 Years

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation, national, provincial and territorial archives in an historic collaboration of 14 institutions across Canada have selected 150 images and stories that illustrate how people have traversed our nation over years, decades and centuries, with a major focus on the role of the railway.

This online exhibition, called The Ties that Bind Canada (, gives life to the stories of those who came before us to form and bind communities through the development of transportation links over land, sea and ice. The completion of Canada's railway system and its impact on building our nation is the starting point for this online gallery. The Ties that Bind Canada features 150 examples of the innovation, perseverance and ingenuity required in getting from place to place. Text is written in both of Canada's official languages, to encourage Canadians across the country to learn more about their communities, provinces and nation.

All aboard this commemorative #Canada150 project were Library and Archives Canada/Bibliotheque et Archives Canada, Yukon Archives, NWT Archives, Nunavut Archives Program, Royal British Columbia Museum and Archives, Provincial Archives of Alberta, Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan, Archives of Manitoba, Archives of Ontario, Bibliotheque et Archives nationales du Quebec, Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia Archives, Public Archives and Records Office of Prince Edward Island and The Rooms Provincial Archives Division, Newfoundland and Labrador.

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