Two men in winter clothes stand in the snow with white birds flying in the background.

Shaping Canada: Exploring Our Cultural Landscapes

June 8 to November 18, 2012

Are you a part of a cultural landscape? The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 invited visitors to find out by exploring the temporary exhibition Shaping Canada: Exploring Our Cultural Landscapes. Visitors discovered the ways groups and individuals maintain and produce their cultural identities in Canada.

The exhibition featured contemporary portrait photography by Naomi Harris, archival images, oral histories, artifacts and visitors’ participation. It highlighted Canada’s cultural landscapes through seven case studies around key ideas like family, faith, food, recreation and neighbourhood. The result showed aspects of how people create, maintain and experience cultural landscapes across Canada.

Six female Bhangra dancers pose in cultural dress.
A family sits around a table to eat, and one person serves food onto a plate.
A man in a grey sweater stands in a restaurant.
A man stands in the snow with two horses, cut wood, and a chainsaw.
Six men stand with their backs to the camera, displaying vests that say “Sikh Motorcycle Club.”
Seven women make pasta in a kitchen.