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 was an epic 150-day sailing journey from Toronto to Victoria via the Northwest Passage. Through this unprecedented journey, Canada C3 is celebrating our environment, sharing the stories of coastal communities and connecting Canadians from coast to coast to coast.

Honouring the past and looking towards the future, Canada C3 is exploring the four key themes of Canada 150: Diversity and Inclusion, Reconciliation, Youth Engagement and the Environment.

Local heros, 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 showcased these inspiring heroes, projects and communities from Atlantic to Arctic to Pacific.

The Canada C3 journey is giving Canadians new perspectives, triggering unexpected connections and sparking fresh ideas on how to build a better Canada.

To reflect the diversity of our country, a diverse group of remarkable Canadians were invited on board, including scientists, artists, Indigenous Elders, historians, community leaders, youth, journalists and educators. Once a participant boards the Canada C3 vessel, they became the eyes and ears of the rest of Canada. Using art, music, research and storytelling, participants elevated our collective knowledge and helped to build human connections.

As our ship travelled from coast to coast to coast, more and more Canadians added 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 became a meeting place and platform that lead to long-lasting and meaningful connections, understanding, stories, art, music, scientific research and many important legacies for generations to come.

Join us in looking forward to the next 150 years of Canada.