In the dead of winter or the heat of summer, outside or inside, Canadian children have always worked hard to have fun! This exhibition examines our favourite games and toys over the past 130 years.

Despite the twentieth-century’s astonishing developments in science, medicine and technology, some things have remained constant. Children still play with dolls and farm sets. Skating, tobogganing and playing hockey remain an integral part of Canadian winters.

Canada at Play includes activities and toys for a range of ages. Replicas of a tin steam roller, a wooden jumping jack, and more will transport visitors back in time. All generations will enjoy this exhibition, celebrating what is common to us all!

This exhibition is organized and circulated by the Royal Ontario Museum through its Travelling Exhibitions Program. The Royal Ontario Museum is an agency of the Government of Ontario.