Hockey touches Canadian life in almost every way. For many Canadians, hockey basically is their life. The sport and the lifestyle are just as important for many people from the Northeastern U.S., too. While Canada claims ownership on the invention of hockey, there’s a lot of debate and rivalry over exactly who invented it, how, and where.
The special exhibit “Hockey,” now open at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, explores the history of the game and its huge role as a symbol of Canadian identity. It covers every aspect of hockey and the culture surrounding it: from small town rinks to the NHL, international tournaments, the players, and media coverage. The exhibit runs until October 9.