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Free resources and links to entertain while at home

Across the country, Canadians need to stay home in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have been home for a week or even longer by now, and we all know that can get a little boring. If you’re worried about staying entertained while isolated, then we have a list for you. With all the free resources circulating online, we thought to compile some primarily Canadian resources, so whether looking to be entertained by performing arts, in need of kids’ activities to online education or even mental health support, there’s something here for you to enjoy.
 
Performing arts fans
Met opera livestream
National Arts Centre presents Canadian musicians
National Ballet of Canada on YouTube
Broadway plays and musicals you can watch at home
Stratford Festival On Demand

 
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National Film Board of Canada
Indigenous films
NASA’s collection of images
BBC’s Reel
Live Canadian landscape webcams
 
Animal fans
All About Birds webcam
Calgary Zoo’s PandaCam
Virtual Canadian farm tours
Ripley’s Aquarium shark camera
 
Family friendly activities
Virtual Museum of Canada
Virtual museum visits (British Museum, London; Guggeinheim Museum, New York; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Musée d’Orsay, Paris; National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul)
Indigenous online school lessons
Virtual field trips
Children’s authors live readings
Online games
Online lessons, worksheets, activities (Ontario School Board)
 
Support to mental wellbeing
Free virtual yoga
Mindful breath meditation
Free meditation resources
Mindfulness for kids
No equipment exercises
 
Home projects
7 decluttering projects for when you’re stuck at home
7 easy renovations projects when stuck at home
8 home improvement projects anyone can accomplish
 
Podcasts
CBC podcasts
But Why: a podcast for curious kids
Stuff You Should Know
 
 
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