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Nature Nocturne

Feb 27, 2015
Canadian Museum of Nature



March Break

March 2 - 20, 2015



Ottawa-Gatineau GOLFEXPO

March 7 - 8, 2015
EY Centre

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2014-2015Ottawa Visitor Guide

View our Ottawa Visitor Guide online to plan your stay in Canada’s Capital region.

2014-2015 Ottawa Visitor Guide

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Special Exhibits

Special Exhibits

Highlights of the special exhibits happening at our national museums and gallery.

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Trip Planning

Get ideas and info from our Ottawa Insiders on things to do in in Canada’s Capital region. Create a list of your favourites and start planning your trip!

Maple Syrup Fun

Maple Syrup Fun

These three maple syrup experiences celebrate this sweet Canadian treat.

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Ottawa’s Shopping Scene

Ottawa’s Shopping Scene

When it comes to travelling, most of us can't wait to bring back a few souvenirs to remember our trip! Enjoy the shops and boutiques as you wander through the neighbourhoods of Canada’s capital or explore a shopping experience such as Rideau Centre.

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Ottawa’s Craft Beer Scene

Ottawa’s Craft Beer Scene

Whether you’re brand new to the craft beer scene or you’re an experienced connoisseur, Ottawa’s bursting craft brewery scene is sure to surprise and delight. From emerging breweries, to beer festivals and special events, Ottawa’s craft beer scene continues to thrive and grow, offering a vast array of brews and interesting places to enjoy them!

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Canada Science and Technology Museum

* The Canada Science and Technology Museum is closed indefinitely for urgent repairs. Please consult this page regularly for updated information.

The Canada Science and Technology Museum transforms these topics into a mind-bending experience. Through fascinating exhibits, the world of science animates before your eyes, and the intricacies of technology come to life in an exciting fashion. The Museum has a vast collection of cars and trains — including four giant steam locomotives, one of which pulled the Royal Train during the Royal Family’s visit in 1939 — and other special artifacts that tell the story of Canada’s connection to the world of science and technology. Create your own electricity on the human hamster wheel, peek inside the inner workings of modern telecommunications, and head up to the Helen Hogg Observatory to see the skies like you never have before!


Fast Facts

  • The Museum offers a true hands-on interactive experience, fun for the entire family!
  • The Locomotive Hall houses four giant steam locomotives including the 6400 that pulled the Royal Train during the 1939 royal visit - all aboard!
  • Marine and land transportation displays include some of the finest vintage automobiles found anywhere.
  • The Museum's Technology Park includes a lighthouse, rocket, and the Helen Hogg Observatory, home to one of the largest refractor telescopes (38cm) in the country.
  • See eels make their own electricity. Run on the human hamster wheel and harness your own energy. Just one of 20 interactive experiences in the Energy: Power to Choose exhibition.
  • Explore a giant digital network and learn how modern telecommunications systems work.
  • Learn about the Canadian inventors and inventions that changed the world.


Family Discovery

Family Discovery

Reconnect with the kids by sharing, learning and exploring some of Canada's best museums and attractions.


Taste of Canada

Looking for an escape with a distinctly Canadian flavour? Then come sample some of the best of Canada with this two-night getaway package in the Capital.


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