An Epic Journey to Celebrate Canada and Connect Canadians
Canada C3 is a Signature Project for Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation in 2017. The centrepiece is an epic 150-day sailing journey from Toronto to Victoria via the Northwest Passage. Through this unprecedented journey, Canada C3 will celebrate our environment, share the stories of coastal communities and connect Canadians from coast to coast to coast.
Honouring the past and looking towards the future, Canada C3 will explore the four key themes of Canada 150: Diversity and Inclusion, Reconciliation, Youth Engagement and the Environment.
Local heroes, innovative projects and close-knit communities across the country are undertaking creative initiatives within these four themes and actively building a prosperous future for Canada. Canada C3 will showcase these inspiring heroes, projects and communities from Atlantic to Arctic to Pacific.
The Canada C3 journey will give Canadians new perspectives, trigger unexpected connections and spark fresh ideas on how to build a better Canada.
To reflect the diversity of our country, a diverse group of remarkable Canadians will be invited on board, including scientists, artists, Indigenous Elders, historians, community leaders, youth, journalists and educators. Once a participant boards the Canada C3 vessel, they will become the eyes and ears of the rest of Canada. Using art, music, research and storytelling, participants will elevate our collective knowledge and help build human connections.
As our ship travels from coast to coast to coast, more and more Canadians will add their voices to Canada C3 through our events in coastal communities, cross-Canada Museum Hubs, interactive map, live video and more.
Through contributions from every corner of the country, all ages and all walks of life, Canada C3 will be a meeting place and platform that leads to long-lasting and meaningful connections, understanding, stories, art, music, scientific research and many important legacies for generations to come.
Follow our journey from June 1 to Oct. 28, 2017 and learn more about the country we call home: https://canadac3.ca/en/expedition/