We wish to inform you that Culture.ca has been discontinued since April 1st, 2008. This is a result of a Strategic Review of Government of Canada programs and activities announced in the 2008 Budget. The original program objectives of Culture.ca have been fulfilled and the decision to discontinue the Web portal reflects the changing conditions in the digital and online environment.*emphasis mine
The site is still up for the moment but will disappear into the void soon. Go have a look around the 16,000 cultural links that are no longer of interest to the luddite fools running the show in Ottawa.
As for those completed "program objectives" here they are:
Culture.ca, Canada’s cultural portal, is an initiative of the Department of Canadian Heritage, as part of the Canadian Culture Online Strategy. Developed in collaboration with partners from the private and public sectors, Culture.ca aims to engage Canadians in cultural life by providing access to quality Canadian cultural content in both official languages.
Culture.ca's vast links collection and cultural content reflect the strong and vibrant presence of Canadian culture online while connecting visitors to a multitude of resources on Canadian arts, heritage, nature, society, recreation and cultural tourism.
Mission accomplished. Nothing to see here. Move along.