100 years ago Canada entered into what would become one of the greatest and horrendous world events that mankind had yet to experience. World War One changed the human experience, the map of Europe, Britain’s relationship with its Colonies and Canada forged an independent sense of itself as a nation. This is just part of the story told at The RCA Museum.
Exploring the five galleries in 18,000 square feet, visitors will discover the contribution of the Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery to Canada’s military involvement on this continent and abroad and its impact upon those events which have shaped this country from before confederation to the Cold War.
With its collection of military equipment, weaponry and related artifacts, The RCA Museum provides an interactive, educational and exceptional visitor experience. Its galleries feature 26 large artillery guns and vehicles as well as a Small Arms Weapons Vault, a WW1 Gun Pit, Manitoba Pemmican War Diorama and Cold War Era observation drone.
Uniforms, medals and personal items of the ordinary and extraordinary Gunners are highlighted, including two Victoria Crosses on display in the Manitoba Hall of Honour, part of the Manitoba Military Heritage Gallery. A temporary exhibit space will feature “The Great War: 1914-1915” through June followed by “The Airborne Gunner” until the end of November.
Located on Base at CFB Shilo in the heart of the Westman region of Manitoba since 1962, it is open to all Manitobans and visitors throughout the year.