Chinese Languages in Canada

Chinese languages have existed in Canada since 1788 and are now spoken in every province and territory. Chinese is not a single language; it is many languages, and those spoken in Canada each have their own history. Over 1.4 million people speak Chinese languages in Canada! We invite you to visit this exhibit and find out more about the richness of these languages.

Visit the Exhibit


From: Monday, June 17, 2024
To: Friday, September 20, 2024


Peterborough Museum and Archives
300 Hunter Street E, K9H 1H1 Peterborough , Ontario
See map: Google Maps

Previous locations

St. Jude Catholic SchoolAjax, OntarioMay 2024
Mississauga Central LibraryMississauga, OntarioFebruary to March 2024
Vaughan Public LibrariesVaughan, OntarioOctober to November 2023
Canadian Language MuseumToronto, OntarioJune 2023

Explore the exhibit

Click on the panels to see them on full screen


Exhibit Launch!

We launched our brand new travelling exhibit on April 27, 2023.

Thank you to all our speakers, including Don Valley West MPP Stephanie Bowman and Glendon Principal Marco Fiola. Board of Directors Chair Lyse Hébert opened the Remarks with a Land Acknowledgment; Liam Richardson represented the Master of Museum Studies student team; and our exhibit consultant Professor Wendy Wong spoke about her experience with Chinese languages.