Art, culture and museums

Culture is a vital part of the Outaouais region's distinctive personality. Visual arts are front and centre in the region's many galleries, and studio tours invite visitors to meet artists in their environment. With a year-round program of seasonal festivals and celebrations, you can feel the creative energy in the air, and there’s always something entertaining going on. With no fewer than eight national museums (including the Canadian Museum of History, Canada's most popular museum, with 1.2 million visitors a year), the region has the highest concentration of museums in the country, and offers a variety of innovative perspectives on our culture, history and heritage. It all makes for a destination that's informative, amazing, entertaining and fun!

national museums