Canadian Ski Museum
The Canadian Ski Museum opened in Ottawa, Ont 10 May 1971 to honour the sport of skiing (see also freestyle skiing, cross-country skiing and ski jumping). It was originally known as the National Ski Museum. In the institution's early days, ski pioneer Herman "Jackrabbit" Smith Johannsen acted as patron of the museum and donated many of his possessions to the collections. In addition to displaying ski-related artifacts, the museum also collects stories and legends associated with the early days of skiing.
The Canadian Ski Hall of Fame (formerly known as the Honour Roll of Canadian Skiing) was established in 1982 to pay tribute to individuals who have contributed to the growth and development of snow skiing and/or snowboarding in Canada. Over 140 individuals have been inducted into the Hall of Fame, including Olympian Nancy Greene Raine (1992); her husband, competitor and coach Alan E. Raine (1988); and freestyle/mogul champion Jean-Luc Brassard (2008).