Notice of Temporary Closure

The Bank of Canada Museum remains closed due to COVID-19. Our museum experience is highly interactive, and our top priority is the safety of our staff and visitors. We look forward to welcoming you again once it is safe for us to reopen.

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We recognize that you can’t all get out to see us personally. It’s a long way from Corner Brook or Saskatoon and the bus service from Iqaluit is just awful. But, you’re almost here — virtually speaking of course. We have a mandate to be a ‘national’ museum, available to all Canadians and it is here that you will be able to:

Of course, you must check out the blog for up-to-date Museum news, events and the errant musings and curious activities of our staff.

October 21, 2020

The Story Behind the Engraving

By: Graham Iddon


The men on the back of this bill were part of a small community of families, a summer hunting camp called Aulatsiivik on Baffin Island.
Content type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection, History
October 5, 2020

If I Had a Million Dollars…I’d Be Reasonably Well Off

By: Graham Iddon


When the Barenaked Ladies released “If I Had a $1,000,000,” they could have considered themselves reasonably rich. And today? Well, there’s this inflation thing…
Content type(s): Blog Subject(s): Education, History
July 16, 2020

Johnson’s Counterfeits

By: David Bergeron


Johnson’s entire family, two girls and five boys, was involved in the counterfeiting operation: dad made the plates, the daughters forged the signatures and the boys were learning to be engravers.
Content type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection, History

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Exhibitions

They’re the lifeblood of any museum, the reason you come here and the reason we are here. Visit our exhibitions in all their forms both current and past.

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Collections

Who likes money? We do, and lots of it. And here is your window to our enormous collection of currency and currency-related artifacts.

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