Knowledge condensed

Three museums in a day? It might seem a lot but no worries, it's totally feasible. Your kids crave knowledge? They are curious and just can't learnm enough? Then head on to the National gallery of Canada. Every week-end and holiday and every day in July and August from 11am to 4pm, families are invited to discover works from the Gallery's collection in a very fun way. Then, a trip on an electricity-propelled Aqua-Taxi will take you to the Québec side of the Ottawa River where you'll find both the Canadian Museum of History AND the Canadian Children's Museum. An amazing 2 in 1 that's sure to captivate the whole family.

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Points of interest

National Gallery of Canada
380, promenade Sussex
Ottawa (Ontario) K1N 9N4

The National Gallery of Canada is the country’s finest art museum and the permanent home of the world’s most comprehensive collection of Canadian art. Its European collection and modern American collection are considered among the best in the country. Its award-winning architecture, featuring the luminous Great Hall, spacious galleries and interior gardens and courtyards, is in itself worth the visit. Throughout the year, the Gallery presents international-calibre temporary exhibits. There are also several family activities.

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If you wish to stay on this 100% ecological means of transportation a bit longer, the captain can take you "On the path of Samuel de Champlain" for an hour-long boat ride to the Casino/Hilton du Lac-Leamy at sunset.
Water-Taxis Au feel de l'eau
100, rue Laurier (derrière le Musée canadien de l'histoire)
Gatineau (Québec) K1A0M8

The 100% electric water-taxi is a water shuttle between the Ottawa docks (next to the locks, behind the Parliament) and the dock at the Canadian Museum of History. Universal accessibility and space for bicycles. The Aqua-Taxi also offers “On the path of Samuel de Champlain”, its discovery route. It is an original and very different way of going from Ottawa/Canadian Museum of History to the Casino Lac-Leamy or vice-versa. On the way you will have multiple possibilities to take memorable photographs as you cruise up or down the Ottawa river on a comfortable and quiet boat. The captain will be happy to point out to you the beautiful and famous landmarks along the way such as the House of the Prime Minister of Canada, the French Embassy, the Rideaux Falls and many more..

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Hungry? There's a cantina in the museum offering quite the view on the Ottawa River and Parliament. You can also walk 750 m to reach Laval Street, where many great small restaurants await!
Canadian Museum of History
100, rue Laurier
Gatineau (Québec) K1A 0M8

At Canada’s most visited museum, discover the events, experiences, people and objects that have shaped the nation’s history. Take in the beauty of this architectural gem and its spectacular setting on the banks of the Ottawa River. Marvel at the world’s largest indoor collection of totem poles and explore the traditions and achievements of Canada’s First Peoples. Tour our many special international exhibitions, be a kid again at the Children’s Museum and live the ultimate cinema experience at the CINE +.

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Did you know that the Canadian Children's Museum is the most important exhibityion centre dedicated to children in the country? Furthermore, the Canadian Museum of History is the most visited museum in Canada and the country's most popular cultural attraction.
Canadian Children's Museum
100, rue Laurier
Gatineau (Québec) K1A 0M8

Hands on adventure! Passports in hand, visitors discover one incredible destination after another. Whether on a visit to homes in the International Village, a trek to a desert pyramid or a stroll through the bustling Market Bazaar, young visitors encounter endless ways to learn about the world and one another. A world of discovery where parents have as much fun as their kids.