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Getting Around Ottawa

Ottawa Event Calendar

27SEP

Haunting Season

September 27 – November 2, 2014

 

7NOV

Ottawa Wine and Food Festival

November 7 - 9, 2014

 

11NOV

Remembrance Day

November 11, 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
 

Ottawa 2017

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.

Bank of Canada Museum

Bank of Canada Museum

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

Billings Estate National Historic Site

Billings Estate National Historic Site

Spend the day exploring our exhibitions with kid-friendly activities, discovering the beauty of our parkland, or indulging in our 3-tier tea service.

 
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

There’s no need to drive more than 30 minutes beyond downtown Ottawa to step back in time at a historic village! Play in the past. Make memories for the future.

 
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.

Fairfields Heritage House

Fairfields Heritage House

An impressive 19th century Gothic Revival farm house, Fairfields Heritage House represents the homestead and community building legacy of the Bell family.

 
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

Visit our kid-friendly community museum in celebration of local heritage. Exhibitions, programs, and special events throughout the year.

 
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

Overlooking the Ottawa River this destination boasts gorgeous views, historic buildings, stone ruins and rolling green hills. One of Ottawa’s best-kept secrets.

 
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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