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
Ottawa (Ontario) K2P 2R1
Canada is all about nature. The beautiful vistas and wildlife you expect to see are all on display at the Canadian Museum of Nature. Just minutes from Parliament Hill, the Museum’s permanent collection includes dioramas of iconic Canadian mammals in their natural habitats, Canada’s original collection of dinosaur fossils, an enormous blue whale skeleton, and much more. 3D movies, special exhibitions and guided tours are also available.
Hop aboard one of the authentic London-style double deckers for a full-day guided city tour. The tour begins at the Gray Line kiosk at the corner of Sparks and Elgin Streets and runs in a continuous loop that allows you to hop on and off at your favourite sites. Landmarks along the route include the Canadian War Museum, Parliament Hill, Canadian Museum of History, Notre-Dame Basilica, Rideau Hall, RCMP Museum and Stables, Canada Aviation and Space Museum, National Gallery, ByWard Market, Rideau Canal, Dow’s Lake and Canadian Museum of Nature.
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 make history come alive.
Ottawa (Ontario) K1K2X5
Héli-Tremblant offers a range of personalized helicopter services, including charters, aerial photography and excursions, and summer helicopter tours over Ottawa and Gatineau. Departures from the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa. From $99 per person (minimum 2 passengers) .