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Tradition is timeless. Here in the ARA Canadian Heritage Collection, our roots whisper to us, in colours that are as stirring as they are graceful, as familiar as family, as comforting as childhood friends and memories. They paint pictures of our lakes, mountains, tall pines and rugged ocean shorelines. Of red sumacs and sugar maples, the deep blue of snow shadows, and the palest yellow-pinks and purples of our skies.

They echo a quieter time of cobblestones and church bells, tea in English rose china, taken in sunlit parlours painted robin’s egg blue and lime cordial. laying checkers on thick, patterned rugs in libraries of warm gold, taupe and cherrywood. A neighbourhood game of street hockey played on a fresh blanket of crisp, white snow. These colours create rooms where children have always played, families have always shared hot soup and crusty bread, friends have always gathered to celebrate around crackling fires. These are forever the colours of Canada – of home

P2033-04_ROSETTE
P2033-04
rosette
P2034-04_ROSETTE_TINT_1
P2034-04
rosette tint 1
P2035-01_ROSETTE_TINT_2
P2035-01
rosette tint 2
P2036-02_ROSETTE_TINT_3
P2036-02
rosette tint 3
P2038-03_ELDERBERRY
P2038-03
elderberry
P2037-03_SAMPLERRED
P2037-03
sampler red
P2147-03_FORTROUGE
P2147-03
fort rouge
P2125-05_PIONEERVILLAGE
P2125-05
pioneer village
P2117-05_FORTVERMILLION
P2117-05
fort vermillion
P2039-03_BREBEUFRED
P2039-03
brebeuf red
P2041-01_EARTHINWARE_TINT_1
P2041-01
earthenware tint 1
P2042-01_EARTHINWARE_TINT_2
P2042-01
earthenware tint 2
P2043-03_EARTHINWARE_TINT_3
P2043-03
earthenware tint 3
P2122-05_HOMESTEADERBROWN
P2122-05
homesteader brown
P2053-05_TRADINGPOST
P2053-05
trading post
P2044-04_BURNHAMBROWNTINT1
P2044-04
burnham brown tint 1
P2045-01_BURNHAM_BROWN_TINT_2
P2045-01
burnham brown tint 2
P2124-01_COOKSTAVERNBEIGE
P2124-01
cook’s tavern beige
P2046-02_BURNHAM_BROWN_TINT_3
P2046-02
burnham brown tint 3
P2073-05_TIMBERMASTS
P2073-05
timber masts
P2047-04_WILDPHLOX
P2047-04
wild phlox
P2048-04_PAINTED_GRAIN_TINT_1
P2048-04
painted grain tint 1
P2049-01_PAINTED_GRAIN_TINT_2
P2049-01
painted grain tint 2
P2050-02_PAINTEDGRAINTINT3
P2050-02
painted grain tint 3
P2051-02_SADDLERYTAN
P2051-02
saddlery tan
P2040-04_LEMONVERBENA
P2040-04
lemon verbena
P2055-01_SCRIMSHAW_IVORY_TINT_1
P2055-01
scrimshaw ivory tint 1
P2056-01_SCRIMSHAW_IVORY_TINT_2
P2056-01
scrimshaw ivory tint 2
P2065-03_TANSYBUTTON
P2065-02
tansy button
P2133-03_MUSTARDSEED
P2133-03
mustard seed
P2127-04_BELVEDERE_BUFF
P2127-04
belvedere buff
P2058-01_ROBERTSON_HOUSE_GOLD_TINT_1
P2058-01
robertson house gold tint 1
P2066-02_BAKE_OVEN
P2066-02
bake oven
P2052-03_CEDAR_RAIL
P2052-03
cedar rail
P2067-02_FORT_STE_MARIE
P2067-02
fort ste. marie
P5176-34_BARRELAGED
P5176-34
barrel aged
P2059-01_ROBERTSON_HOUSE_GOLD_TINT_2
P2059-01
robertson house gold tint 2
P2060-02_ROBERTSONHOUSEGOLDTINT3
P2060-02
robertson house gold tint 3
P2072-03_BATEAUBROWN
P2072-03
bateau brown
P2074-05_BLACKCREEK
P2074-05
black creek
P2123-04_ST_LAWRENCE_HALL_CREAM
P2123-04
st. lawrence hall cream
P2120-01_ACADIANCLAY
P2120-01
acadian clay
P2126-03_COLONIALGOLD
P2126-02
colonial gold
P2057-02_SCRIMSHAW_IVORY_TINT_3
P2057-02
scrimshaw ivory tint 3
P5227-73_NATURESHARVEST
P5227-73
nature’s harvest
P2068-04_HERB_GARDEN
P2068-04
herb garden
P2070-02_HERB_GARDEN_TINT_1
P2069-01
herb garden tint 1
P2070-02_HERBGARDENTINT2
P2070-02
herb garden tint 2
P2071-03_HERBGARDENTINT3
P2071-03
herb garden tint 3
P2079-03_CIDER_MILL_BRONZE
P2079-03
cider mill bronze
P2061-04_SUNANDSTAR
P2061-01
sun and star
P2054-04_YELLOWBRIAR
P2054-04
yellow briar
P2138-01_GREY_OWL
P2138-01
grey owl
P2077-01_PAPINEAU_TINT_2
P2077-01
papineau tint 2
P2134-01_VOYAGEUR_GREEN
P2134-01
voyageur green
P2121-04_LOYALIST_IVORY
P2121-04
loyalist ivory
P2062-01_STONEWARE_TINT_1
P2062-01
stoneware tint 1
P2063-01_STONEWARE_TINT_2
P2063-01
stoneware tint 2
P2064-02_STONEWARE_TINT_3
P2064-02
stoneware tint 3
P2128-05_GREEN_GABLES
P2128-05
green gables
P2075-04_PAPINEAU
P2076-01
papineau tint 1
P2135-01_DANIELSTRONGGREEN
P2135-01
daniel strong green
P2078-02_PAPINEAU_TINT_3
P2078-02
papineau tint 3
P2137-02_COMFREYGREEN
P2137-02
comfrey green
P2080-03_SPIRITSINGS
P2080-03
spirit sings
P2082-04_APPLEMINT
P2082-04
applemint
P2083-04_ANNAPOLIS_VALLEY_TINT_1
P2083-04
annapolis valley tint 1
P2084-01_ANNAPOLISVALLEYTINT2
P2084-01
annapolis valley tint 2
P2085-02_ANNAPOLIS_VALLEY_TINT_3
P2085-02
annapolis valley tint 3
P2081-05_DUNDURN_GREEN
P2081-05
dundurn green
P2086-01_GEORGIANGREENTINT1
P2086-01
georgian green tint 1
P2087-02_GEORGIAN_GREEN_TINT_2
P2087-02
georgian green tint 2
P2088-03_GEORGIANGREENTINT3
P2088-03
georgian green tint 3
P2095-05_FORT_AMHERST
P2095-05
fort amherst
P2132-05_EVERGREENHALL
P2132-05
evergreen hall
P2090-01_EVAGELINE_GREEN_TINT_1
P2090-01
evangeline green tint 1
P2091-01_EVANGELINEGREENTINT2
P2091-02
evangeline green tint 2
P2092-02_EVANGELINEGREENTINT3
P2092-02
evangeline green tint 3
P2093-02_BLUEFLAGIRIS
P2093-02
blue flag iris
P2094-02_CHAMPLAIN
P2094-04
champlain
P2096-04_LUNENBURG
P2097-04
lunenburg
P2097-04_MANITOU_BLUE_TINT_1
P2098-01
manitou blue tint 1
P2098-01_MANITOU_BLUE_TINT_2
P2099-01
manitou blue tint 2
P2099-01_MANITOU_BLUE_TINT_3
P2136-02
manitou blue tint 3
P2136-02_BIRDCAGEBLUE
P2100-01
birdcage blue
P2142-01_DOCTORS_HOUSE
P2142-01
doctor’s house
P2101-01_SAGUENAY_TINT_2
P2101-01
saguenay tint 2
P2102-02_SAGUENEYTINT3
P2102-02
saguenay tint 3
P2115-03_HURONIA
P2115-03
huronia
P2118-00_CRYSLERHALLWHITE
P2118-00
crysler hall white
P2111-04_MENNONITEGREYTINT1
P2111-04
mennonite grey tint 1
P2112-01_MENNONITE_GREY_TINT_2
P2112-01
mennonite grey tint 2
P2113-01_MENNONITEGREYTINT3
P2113-01
mennonite grey tint 3
P2116-03_BLUENOSE
P2116-03
bluenose
P2146-04_COIN_SILVER
P2146-04
coin silver
P2104-01_OLD_STERLING_TINT_1
P2104-01
old sterling tint 1
P2148-01_MARITIME_BLUE
P2148-01
maritime blue
P2150-02_ST_BONIFACE
P2150-02
st. boniface
P2089-00_WHITEWASHWHITE
P2089-00
whitewash white
P2110-04_MENNONITEGREY
P2110-04
mennonite grey
P2140-01_FORT_GARRY_GREY
P2140-01
fort garry grey
P2114-02_FORTBEAUSEJOUR
P2114-02
fort beauséjour
P2141-02_SMOKEHOUSE
P2141-02
smoke house

P2075-04_PAPINEAU
P2075-04
papineau

P2105-02_OLD_STERLING_TINT_2
P2105-02
old sterling tint 2
P2106-02_OLD_STERLING_GREY_TINT_3
P2106-02
old sterling tint 3
P2107-02_POWDERHORN
P2107-03
powder horn
P2108-03_CARRIAGEGREEN
P2108-03
carriage green
P2149-04_EMPIRE_GREY
P2149-04
empire grey
P2119-01_ROBINS_MILLS
P2119-01
roblin’s mill
P2129-01_GRIST_MILL_TAUPE
P2129-01
grist mill taupe
P2109-05_BLACKFOOTTRAIL
P2109-05
blackfoot trail
P2131-05_BLACK_WALNUT
P2131-05
black walnut
P2130-04_QUAKERMEETINGHOUSE
P2130-04
quaker meeting house
P2144-02_CITADEL_GREY
P2144-02
citadel grey
P2145-02_LOUCKS_FARM
P2145-02
loucks farm
P2139-03_WEATHERVANE
P2139-03
weathervane
P2143-03_FORGEBLACK
P2143-03
forge black
P2100-01_SAGUENAY_TINT_1
P21001-01
saguenay tint 1
P2103-04_FANLIGHTGREY
P2103-04
fan light grey