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Getting Around Ottawa

Ottawa Event Calendar

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PoutineFest

April 24 - 27, 2014
Sparks Street

 

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Canadian Tulip Festival

May 9 - 19, 2014

 

24MAY

Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend

May 24 - 25, 2014

 
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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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Museums and Galleries

Museums and Galleries

Canada Aviation and Space Museum

Housing one of North America's finest collections of aircraft, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum is a sight to behold.

Canadian Museum of History (formerly the Canadian Museum of Civilization)

The incomparable Canadian Museum of History celebrates Canadian and world cultures, housing the world's largest indoor collection of totem poles in its beautiful Grand Hall.

Canadian Museum of Nature

Looking for Dinosaurs? Built inside a stunning stone castle, the Museum of Nature houses a mind-blowing collection of natural wonders.

Canada Science and Technology Museum

Massive locomotives, a kitchen that defies the laws of physics, and a look at the tech that shapes our world. A truly interactive experience for all ages.

Canadian War Museum

The Canadian War Museum pays tribute to the country's military past, and takes a moving look at the people and the equipment that fueled it.

Diefenbunker

This unique fallout shelter is Canada's Cold War Museum, and presents a look at a chilly time in international relations.

National Gallery of Canada

The stunning National Gallery of Canada presents the country's national art collection and outstanding international exhibitions throughout the year.

Bytown Museum

For the complete story on the history and construction of the Rideau Canal, head to Bytown Museum, nestled by the Canal locks downtown.
 

Renowned cultural institutions enlighten Ottawa’s downtown core. The myriad of museums and galleries located within a short walk or drive from Parliament Hill offer a glimpse into everything from Canada’s social and military history to astounding natural wonders and world-class art.

The opportunity for unique learning experiences continues as you explore the eclectic neighbourhoods of Canada’s Capital Region. From museums located on a working farm, in a brewpub or in a nuclear shelter four storeys underground, to ones that house impressive aircraft collections and explain technological breakthroughs, all will enrich your visit to Ottawa.

Billings Estate Museum

Billings Estate Museum

Exhibits of family possessions tell the story of five generations of the Billings family from 1812 to 1975.

bytown museum

Bytown Museum

For the complete story on the history and construction of the Rideau Canal, head to Bytown Museum, nestled by the Canal locks downtown.

 
Canada Agriculture and Food Museum

Canada Agriculture and Food Museum

Canada's unique agricultural heritage is featured at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, where you can explore the sights and sounds of typical farm life.

Canada Aviation and Space Museum

Canada Aviation and Space Museum

Housing one of North America's finest collections of aircraft, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum is a sight to behold.

 
Canadian Museum of History

Canadian Museum of History (formerly the Canadian Museum of Civilization)

The incomparable Canadian Museum of History celebrates Canadian and world cultures, housing the world's largest indoor collection of totem poles in its beautiful Grand Hall.

Canadian Museum of Nature

Canadian Museum of Nature

Looking for Dinosaurs? Built inside a stunning stone castle, the Museum of Nature houses a mind-blowing collection of natural wonders.

 
Canada Science and Tech Museum

Canada Science and Technology Museum

Massive locomotives, a kitchen that defies the laws of physics, and a look at the tech that shapes our world. A truly interactive experience for all ages.

Canadian War Museum

Canadian War Museum

The Canadian War Museum pays tribute to the country's military past, and takes a moving look at the people and the equipment that fueled it.

 
Cumberland Heritage Village Museum

Cumberland Heritage Village Museum

A living history museum depicting life in the Lower Ottawa Valley during the 1920s and 1930s era.

Currency Museum

Currency Museum

From teeth and bones, to coins and paper, humans have always loved trading currency. See the evolution of cash at this impressive gallery.

 
Diefenbunker

Diefenbunker

This unique fallout shelter is Canada's Cold War Museum, and presents a look at a chilly time in international relations. Head underground.

Goulbourn Museum

Goulbourn Museum

The Goulbourn Museum is home to interactive and hands-on exhibitions.

 
National Gallery of Canada

National Gallery of Canada

The stunning National Gallery of Canada presents the country's national art collection and outstanding international exhibitions throughout the year.

Nepean Museum

Nepean Museum

Nepean Museum's mission is to explain the history of Nepean from 1792 to present.

 
Osgoode Township Historical Socienty & Museum

Osgoode Township Historical Society & Museum

The primary centre for the interpretation of the history of the Township of Osgoode.

Pinhey's Point Historic Site

Pinhey's Point Historic Site

This 88-acre historic site located on the scenic shore of the Ottawa River.

 
Royal Canadian Mint

Royal Canadian Mint

Fancy holding a solid gold bar in your hands in front of a $1M stack of bullion? The Royal Canadian Mint is your ticket to the big money.

Vanier Museopark

Vanier Museopark

A community museum named for its location in the Richelieu Park.

 
Watson's Mil

Watson's Mill

Watson’s Mill is described as one of the best examples of 1860’s gristmill architecture in Canada.

Canada’s Capital Museums Passport

Canada’s Capital Museums Passport

Canada’s Capital Museums Passport is the best way to explore Canadian culture, science, art, history, nature — all in our Nation’s Capital.

 

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