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Peek Inside the Canada Lives Here Experience Launch (Photos)

It's an amazing day to be at the CBC's Toronto Broadcast Centre, and it'll be an amazing long weekend too.

That's because the Canada Lives Here Experience launched Wednesday morning to CBC staff. The exhibit - a multi-media, Expo-style tour that celebrates Canada through the eyes of the CBC - opens to the public between May 16 - 19.

To experience "The Experience" yourself, be sure to reserve your free tickets by visiting (Tours run on the hour.)

CBC Live was among the first to immerse themselves in the Canada Lives Here Experience. So while we process the effects that 86 screens, 30 000 Watts of sound, a museum of sports memorabilia and a 360-degree film had on our systems, check out our snapshots from inside the exhibit.

Also included, highlights from a ribbon-cutting ceremony that took place Wednesday in the building's Barbara Frum Atrium. With the CBC's Dwight Drummond acting as MC, Neil McEneaney, Interim Executive Vice President, welcomed staff to take part in the Canada Lives Here Experience by officially opening the CBC Visitor Welcome Centre. (For anyone dropping by the Open House May 16 - 19, look for it in the atrium.)

"It blew me away," McEneaney said of the Canada Lives Here Experience while speaking to the gathered audience. "It will blow you away. It's amazing. And the reason it's amazing is because it not only celebrates CBC content on all of our schedules, on all of our platforms, but it's displayed and showcased in a way you've never seen it before."

Check out sneak peek photos below, to see what he means, and in case you missed it, get the scoop on how the Canada Lives Here Experience was made in these behind-the-scenes videos.

Visit for more information, including how to reserve a spot on the tour and details on other events happening during the Open House.

Your First Look at the Canada Lives Here Experience
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