Museums in Canada
Victor Belanger's personal collection of classic cars and dolls. Though the museum's founder died in 2021, the museum is still around
"Much of the heritage of Western Canada traces its roots through the Assiniboia Museum. A stroll down the ‘boardwalk’ will bring you in time to our prairie town of 1912. Meet the pioneers, our forefathers, who braved the elements and had the courage to embark on a journey across the vast prairies to the unknown. Within these walls, the Museum salutes the visionaries of our past.
Located in downtown Oshawa, Ontario, in a former 1920s car dealership the Canadian Automotive Museum exhibits and interprets the world's most significant collection of Canadian-built and Canadian-owned antique and classic cars.
Ian MacGregor's 20,000-square-foot underground Canadian Museum of Making in the foothills near Cochrane is the stuff of collectors' dreams: "The Canadian Museum of Making began as a personal project to save intriguing machinery and tools from being discarded from local shops, and grew into a renowned, private museum which gathers items from all over the world that live in the intersection between engineering and art.
"We have one of the finest collections of historic and antique cars in Canada South, most of them owned by the museum. We also have the only EMS museum in Canada. In our village, we have over 20 historic buildings, originating from various areas of Essex County. We conduct many automotive museum and village tours on a daily basis and we see thousands of school children attend the village every year to be a “Pioneer for a Day”."
The Car Life Museum is a great display of Vintage and Classic vehicles and Farm Machinery. It is located on Route 1 half way between the Confederation Bridge and Charlottetown, PE. It features vehicles such as Don Messers and Elvis Presely's vehicles. There is also a 1909 Maxwell that made its way across the Confederation bridge opening day.
"Our collection features over 250 antique, vintage and relevant models spanning over 114 years representing 59 different makes of motorcycles from all over the world. Founded by Trev Deeley, the exhibition represents a life-long passion for the sport of motorcycling. Through the generous support of Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada and its owners, Trev’s legacy continues and thrives."
"Visit the Firefighters’ Museum in Yarmouth to discover the history of firefighting in this province. Imagine the clang of the fire bell, the smell of smoke and the feel of hot steam as firefighters of the past raced to save burning homes in communities across Nova Scotia. See the types of fire engines used from the 1800s to the 1930s. Marvel at antique hand-drawn and operated engines such as Canada’s oldest horse-drawn steam engine, an 1863 Amoskeag Steamer.