December 22, 2021
New acquisitions–2021 edition
The Bank of Canada Museum is responsible for the National Currency Collection, and part of its mandate is to foster and develop that collection. Despite the challenges of collecting during a pandemic, curators at the Bank of Canada Museum have acquired some unique artifacts—including some that document the pandemic itself.
December 2, 2021
The true value of money
What is money—when you really stop to think about it? To understand how money works, and what it ultimately represents, we need to strip it down to its very basic function.
November 25, 2021
Learning resources by gradeAccess our entire collection of learning resources for the grades you teach.
November 22, 2021
Bank of Canada Museum: Protection of Personal Information PolicyThe Bank of Canada Museum has long recognized and accepted its responsibility to protect the privacy of individuals who interact with the Museum through electronic or other means and to safeguard their personal information.
November 19, 2021
November 16, 2021
The 1911 silver dollar
The 1911 silver dollar has a history to match its prestige, and it now has a permanent home in the National Currency Collection of the Bank of Canada Museum.
October 25, 2021
Assessing the life cycle of a bank noteExamine the environmental impact of everyday items by assessing the life cycle of a universal product: money.
October 21, 2021
Needs or wants? That is the question!Do you need it, or do you want it? That’s an important question to ask before buying anything. This activity is designed to teach kids how to prioritize their needs and wants, and how to make informed choices when shopping.
October 21, 2021
The $20 bill of 1969 was the prototype of the Scenes of Canada note series. Yet, as more notes were designed, the theme—and the $20 note itself—would change.
October 18, 2021
November is Financial Literacy MonthEnjoy Financial Literacy Month with us onsite and virtually throughout November. Check out some of our elementary and secondary resources.