Dare to Dream!

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Seeing the Earth from above is an extraordinary privilege. Our magnificent planet appears like a blue marble on a backdrop of darkness, a beacon of life in the immensity of space. Earth is our planetary spaceship.  It is our collective responsibility to take care of it.  From this perspective, the Canadian landscape reveals its diversity and vastness.

At the start of the guided tour of the residence, walk through Dare to Dream, an exhibition of  breathtaking photographs of Canada taken from space and an exclusive display of objects, gear and keepsakes from Governor General Payette’s personal collection.  This new exhibition is an opportunity to learn more about her career as an astronaut and how she continues to proudly represent her country as governor general, inspiring people to dare to dream!


With a bit of effort, even the world can be at your feet. Dare to dream!

Governor General Julie Payette, 2019