The CBC Open House and the Canada Lives Here Experience is a free event that runs from May 16–19. Each day is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of CBC, the CBC stars, and discover the people and places that make Canada one of the greatest nations in the world.

Join us for scheduled events like multimedia tours and panel discussions or drop in to our Atrium anytime for fun activities and experiences.

Thursday, May 16 11:30 am – 7:30 pm
Friday, May 17 11:30 am – 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 18 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Sunday, May 19 11:30 am – 4:30 pm

Canada Lives Here Experience Tours

Tours Run Hourly Starting at

Thursday, May 16 12:00 pm
Friday, May 17 12:00 pm
Saturday, May 18 10:00 am
Sunday, May 19 12:00 pm

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CBC Live Stage: Where Canada Clicks With The Stars

Tickets are not required for the CBC Live Stage.

Thursday, May 16

12:15pm – 1:00

Titans of Talk

CBC News Chief Correspondent Peter Mansbridge Goes One-on-One with Pop-Culture and Current Affairs Guru, George Stroumboulopoulos.

Featuring: George Stroumboulopoulos, Peter Mansbridge

2:30pm – 3:30pm

How I Got My Start

Some of CBC’s best known stars share their stories of how they built their careers.

Featuring: David Common (moderator/host), David Chilton, Gerry Dee, Allan Hawco, Heather Hiscox, Amanda Lang

5:15pm – 6:00pm

Long Weekend Entertaining

Tips from CBC Daytime Stars on how to plan a victorious Victoria Day party.

Featuring: Jelena Adzic (host), Christine Tizzard

Friday, May 17

12:15pm – 1:00pm

40 Years of Marketplace Exposed

Get up close and personal with Marketplace as we reveal some experiences from the popular show and give the audience a chance to pitch story ideas.

Featuring: Tom Harrington, Erica Johnson

1:15pm – 2:00pm

Music Heavy-weights Weigh In

The state of music in Canada today.

Featuring: Tom Allen, Chris Boyce, Lana Gay, Julian Tuck, Tom Power

2:30pm – 3:30pm

Funny Eh? Why Are Canadians So Darn Humorous?

CBC comedy stars tell how they got their start and what it takes to be a comic.

Featuring: Claire Martin (moderator/host), Mark Forward, Ron James, Mark Little, Naomi Snieckus

Saturday, May 18

11:15am – 12:15pm

Ask Me Anything

Canadian’s chance turn the mic on CBC Stars.

Featuring: Dianne Buckner (moderator/host), Bruce Croxon, Allan Hawco, Pascale Hutton, Mark O'Brien, David Sutcliffe

1:00pm – 1:45pm

Blood, Sweat and Tears – A Look at Sports Broadcast Journalism

CBC’s sports broadcasters offer Canadians a glance behind the curtains of sports journalism.

Featuring: Carly Agro, Rob Pizzo, Monika Platek

2:15pm – 3:15pm

Mystery Solved

The Stars of Murdoch Mysteries reveal the secret of the show’s success.

Featuring: Deana Sumanac (moderator/host), Yannick Bisson, Helene Joy, Jonny Harris, Georgina Reilly, Christina Jennings

Sunday, May 19

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Funny Eh? Why Are Canadians So Darn Humorous?

CBC comedy stars tell how they got their start and what it takes to be a comic.

Featuring: Eli Glasner (moderator/host), Mark Forward, Ron James, Naomi Snieckus

1:30pm

How I Got My Start

Some of CBC's best known stars share their stories of how they built their careers.

Featuring: Eli Glasner (moderator/host), Dayo Ade, Allan Hawco, Pascale Hutton, Mark O'Brien, David Sutcliffe

Get Up Close and Personal with Your Favourite CBC Stars

Tickets are not required for the CBC Live Stage.

Thursday, May 16

1:45pm – 2:05pm

Meet the Stars of CBC News

Featuring: David Common, Tom Harrington, Heather Hiscox, Erica Johnson, Amanda Lang, Jeannie Lee

Friday, May 17

1:15pm – 1:35pm

Meet the Stars of CBC News

Featuring: Dwight Drummond, Tom Harrington, Erica Johnson, Wendy Mesley, Diana Swain, Mike Wise

Saturday May 18

12:30pm – 12:50pm

Meet the Stars of CBC

Featuring: Diane Buckner (moderator/host), Bruce Croxon, David Sutcliffe, Pascale Hutton, Alan Hawco, Mark O'Brien

3:30pm – 3:50pm

Meet the Stars of Murdoch Mysteries

Featuring: Deana Sumanac (moderator/host), Yannick Bisson, Jonny Harris, Christina Jennings, Helene Joy, Georgina Reilly

Sunday May 19

1:00pm – 1:20pm

Meet the Stars of CBC Comedy

Featuring: Eli Glasner (moderator/host), Mark Forward, Ron James, Naomi Snieckus

2:30pm – 2:50pm

Meet the Stars of CBC

Featuring: Eli Glasner (moderator/host), Dayo Ade, Pascale Hutton, Allan Hawco, David Sutcliffe, Mark O'Brien

Talent and schedule subject to change.