Culture, history and sport

Learn about Canada’s culture, identity, history and sports, as well as funding opportunities available to Canadian artists, athletes and organizations. Discover our national landmarks and attractions and show your pride for Canada by taking part in the many cultural events, celebrations and commemorations.



Apply to one of a myriad of funding programs that support culture, history, heritage, sport and official languages in Canada.

Events, celebrations and commemorations

Show your pride for this amazing country by participating in our many events and celebrations and by commemorating important moments and people in Canadian history.

Cultural landmarks and attractions

Experience nature in one of Canada’s national parks, discover cultural traditions at a historic site, or visit national treasures in Canada’s Capital region.

Canadian identity and society

Get a better understanding and appreciation of the events, experiences, people and emblems that reflect and have shaped Canada’s history and identity.


Learn how our sport programs provide Canadians with access to sport as part of a healthy and active lifestyle, and help athletes participate and succeed in competitions.

History and heritage

Discover the institutions that help preserve Canada’s history and heritage and make the collections and resources accessible to the Canadian public and professionals.

Arts and media

Explore funding opportunities, and information and services available in the arts and media industries, including festivals, music, book publishing, film and more.

Cultural youth programs

Enjoy learning and adventure, friendship and discovery as you take part in student or graduate jobs, internships and language immersion programs.

Cultural trade

Discover the programs, policies and regulations in place to support the acquisition or preservation of cultural objects and media industries for the long-term benefit of Canadians.


Great Canadian North

Explore the mystery of John Franklin's expedition that disappeared 170 years ago. Join us this year as we celebrate the Great Canadian North, strong, proud and free.

Canada Day Challenge 2015

The votes are in! We are happy to present the winners of the 2015 Canada Day Challenge. See what makes them proud to be Canadian through art, photography and creative writing.

Northern Lights

Experience the all-new sound and light show set against the backdrop of the Parliament Buildings. A free, bilingual show, presented nightly from July 10 to September 12, 2015.

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