A feast for the eyes

Seeing a blue whale squeleton, a giganotosaurus and a tank in the same day is totally feasible. Embark on a journey through the wonders of nature, Canada's rich military past and an evening before the Northern Lights. And why not go all in and treat yourself to a helicopter ride? Gatineau and Ottawa look amazing from above!

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Points of interest

Canadian Museum of Nature
240, rue McLeod
Ottawa (Ontario) K2P 2R1

Canada is all about nature. The beautiful vistas and wildlife you expect to see, you will see at the Canadian Museum of Nature. Just minutes from Parliament Hill, the Museum features world class galleries representing Canada’s diverse nature. See iconic mammals of Canada shown in their natural habitats, Canada’s original collection of dinosaur fossils, an enormous blue whale skeleton and much more. 3D movies, special exhibitions, guided tours are also available. Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2014.

3,5 km
For your lunch break, head to the Byward Market, one of Canada's oldest and biggest public markets.
Canadian War Museum
1, place Vimy
Ottawa (Ontario) K1A 0M8

Canada's rich military history is showcased through artifacts, personal stories, artwork, photos and interactive presentations. Tour the extensive permanent exhibitions and expand your knowledge of the conflicts that shaped Canada, Canadians and the world. Rest and reflect in Memorial Hall. Discover the Museum's fascinating architectural theme. And chat with a veteran to let history come alive.

11,1 km
Héli-Tremblant is located in the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, one of the most beautiful aviation museums in the world!
11, Aviation Parkway (Aéroport Rockliffe)
Ottawa (Ontario) K1K2X5

Héli-Tremblant offers varied and personalized helicopter services, such as charters, aerial photography and excursions, in the summer, we are offering helicopter tour over Ottawa and Gatineau from the Aviation and Space museum at Rockcliffe airport, information at 613-447-5662

8,7 km
The Northern Lights multimedia production is projected on a 143 metres (470 feet) long and 30 storey high screen: the Parliament! Be sure to check the schedule; the hours change according to nightfall.
Northern Lights
111, rue Wellington (Colline parlementaire)
Ottawa (Ontario) K1A 0AG

This experience of sound and light is a thrilling thematic journey through Canada’s history presented in spectacular detail against the backdrop of the Parliament Buildings. Don't miss this free, bilingual show, presented nightly in Canada’s Capital Region from July 11 through September 16, 2017. In July at 10 PM, in August at 9:30 Pm and in September at 9 PM.