Spring is officially here, but winter is still not officially off the hook. We could still see snow in Toronto, and even more so in Niagara Falls.
A first exhibition of its kind in Canada, The Snow Exhibition is a cultural portrayal of the love-hate relationship Canadians have with winter, cold, and SNOW!
Travel to Niagara Falls this April to witness how Canadians have adapted to cold through the centuries.
With over 400 digital photos contributed by Canadians from across the country, and artifacts such as boots made of sealskin and caribou hide, snowshoes and clothing designed to be warm and waterproof, and eyeglasses made from walrus ivory by Nunavut’s Thule Inuit that date back to around 1300.
Other highlights of the Snow exhibit include trying on a snowshoeing outfit, listening to recorded stories, and sketches made by explorers, voyageurs, soldiers and scientists.
The Snow exhibit is open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am – 5pm (on Thursdays open until 9pm)
Niagara Falls History Museum, 5810 Ferry Street, Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada, L2G 1S9
And while in Niagara, why not make a stop at the Butterfly Conservatory to see the Northern Owls Exhibit running now until April 17.
This exhibition features eleven mounted owl specimens, including: Eastern Screech Owls, Short-eared Owl, Long-eared Owl, Northern Hask Owl, Great Horned Owl, Boreal Owl, Barred Owl, Snowy Owl, Northern Saw-whet Owl and the Great Gray Owl. Each owl is displayed in a small setting suggestive of its northern natural habitats, and focuses on less well-known aspects of owl behaviour, biology, and lifestyle.
Live Bird Display: Apr 1, 8
Live Bird Display with Demos – April 15
An additional Live Demo will take place on April 22 to celebrate Earth Day.