Located on land where Mi’kmaw people have thrived for over 11,000 years, the Mi’kmawey Debert Cultural Centre (MDCC) will be a new Indigenous landmark in Canada. APA is working closely with MDCC to transform many years of planning and hard work into a living, breathing cultural hub.
The Chinese Canadian Museum explores Chinese Canadians’ invaluable contributions and unjust suffering in their new homeland. Visitors engage with diverse Chinese Canadian voices, discovering a wide range of journey stories — from workers seeking a Gold Rush-fortune to recent immigrants finding a sense of belonging in a new country.
The Manitoba Museum interprets the interrelationship of people and their environment across millions of years and the province’s vast landscape. APA worked with the Museum to bring the province’s iconic grasslands—and its stories—inside. In the Prairie Gallery, visitors are immersed in the stories of Indigenous Peoples and newcomers through artifacts and interactive experiences.
On the rocky North Shore of Lake Superior is where the Township of Schreiber connected Canada—by both rail and road. APA worked with the Township to create the Schreiber Discovery Centre where visitors explore this railway community’s grit through its artifacts and personal stories.
As the only land link between mainland Canada and Nova Scotia, the Chignecto Isthmus has been a key corridor for millennia. The strategically important area has also seen intense conflict. APA worked with Parks Canada and Mi’kmaw advisors to develop a traveling exhibit that invites visitors to become historians and discover the diverse and previously […]
The Cape Breton Miners Museum presents the region’s role in building the nation through its unique geology, mining and people. APA worked closely with Museum staff and specialty consultants to create a simulator that takes visitors deep underground to experience the demanding and dangerous work of mining in Cape Breton—under the Atlantic Ocean!
Homarus Eco-Centre is a lobster hatchery and research group that engages the public through tours and school programs. APA worked with Homarus to design exhibits that support its dynamic programming. Through immersive experiences—tactile, auditory and visual—the Centre caters to all learners, ensuring that visitors understand Maritime fishing and conservation efforts.
The Valemount Museum—nestled in the Canadian Rockies—celebrates the region’s stories through an eclectic collection of art and artifacts. APA worked with the Simpcw First Nation to add its story to the space. Through a map of their land, images and voices, visitors see and hear how Simpcw created traditions to carry them through times of […]
For decades, the Manitoba Museum has been a landmark institution for exploring the province’s rich cultural and natural heritage. APA worked with the museum to create a new Winnipeg Gallery to chronicle this dynamic city. From an Indigenous homeland to a city of newcomers, visitors feel the city change over time through personal stories and […]
Parks Canada’s newest National Marine Conservation Area is celebrated at this visitor center. Exhibits unlock the Great Lake’s biggest mysteries, such as shipwrecks, 30-foot waves and world-record-sized fish.