The Manitoba Museum is now hosting a travelling exhibit showcasing some of the high and low moments in Canadian history.

Snapshots of Canada opened today in Alloway Hall. It runs until April 2nd.

It features powerful photographs and accompanying texts from Canadian historians, authors, and journalists. Some of the subject matter includes the trial of Louis Riel, the deportation of of Japanese-Canadians after the Second World War, the standoff at Oka, Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope, and Paul Henderson's winning goal in the 1972 Summit Series.

The photos are drawn from the 2009 book 100 Photos That Changed Canada and the 2011 book 100 Days That Changed Canada. A news release from the museum says the exhibit looks at Canada in four themes: Building a Country, Living Together, Seeking Justice, and Celebrating Culture. Canada's History Society editor-in-chief Mark Reid says the photos were chosen for their emotional impact, aesthetic appeal, uniqueness, and significance.

The Snapshots of Canada travelling exhibit was developed by the Canadian Museum of History in partnership with Canada’s History Society, and is an expanded version of the outdoor exhibition presented at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec last year.