From the Cold War to the Present
Canada became a respected international player through its commitments to Western defence and peacekeeping.
Home from the Second World War, veterans and their families returned to a peaceful and prosperous Canada. Visitors enter a post-war veteran’s home and walk through its well-appointed kitchen, where convenience and modernity are now the norm. No sooner have visitors left this suburban dream home than they are faced with the reality of the Soviet nuclear threat and the onset of the Cold War.
The concluding section of Gallery 4 – From the Cold War to the Present was redeveloped in 2017 to include Canadian involvement in operations in the Gulf War, Somalia, Rwanda, the former Yugoslavia and Afghanistan. New artifacts, eyewitness testimonies and artwork connected to individual stories highlight how these missions have affected Canada and the world.