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Three museums in one day? Never fear: it's a challenge, but it can be done! Do you like to learn? Are you curious by nature? Discover the magnificent National Gallery of Canada, which houses the world's largest collection of Canadian art as well as an impressive collection of American and European art, both classic and contemporary. Next, take the electric-powered Aqua-Taxi water shuttle to the Canadian Museum of History, on the Quebec side of the Ottawa River. Save money with a combo ticket that includes admission to your next stop, the Canadian War Museum. Finally, relax over a glass of wine at Soif wine bar in Gatineau.

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

Experience the best visual art in the country at this top attraction in the heart of Canada’s capital. In June 2017, the National Gallery of Canada celebrates our country’s 150th anniversary with Canada’s Masterpieces: “Our Masterpieces. Our Stories” The largest display of Canadian art in the world will be unveiled, with over 1,000 artworks and 5 exhibitions under one roof. Inuit and Aboriginal art will be included in the chronological presentation, telling the full story of art in Canada. Special exhibitions include Alex Janvier, Canadian Photography, and the Canadian Biennial. Be here in 2017 to see the masterpieces of our national collection, shop our newly renovated Boutique, and dine in our restaurant with spectacular views of the Canadian Parliament buildings and the river below.

850 m
After your visit, walk to the Ottawa Locks at the head of the Rideau Canal, and admire the spectacular views as you make your way to the Aqua-Taxi stop beside the locks.
Au feel de l'eau cruises
1, boul. du Casino
Gatineau (Québec) J8Y6W3

A one-of-a-kind experience! Enjoy your own private cruise aboard a 100% electric-powered boat. Intimate, convivial, relaxing. An original way to celebrate while discovering some of the national capital's most famous landmarks. Perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, retirement parties, bachelorettes, happy hour, sunset cruise ,fireworks cruise, romantic cruise. For your special event with family, friends or colleagues, book the Aqua-Limo. Up to 10 passengers. We hold a liquor license. Departure from the dock at the Casino du Lac-Leamy.

270 m
The Aqua-Taxi will drop you on the Quebec side of the river, a short walk from the Canadian Museum of History. Notice Montreal artist Louis Archambault's sculptures, created for Expo 67 and now installed on the Museum grounds.
Canadian Museum of History
100, rue Laurier
Gatineau (Québec) K1A 0M8

Breathtaking setting. Majestic architecture. Fascinating exhibitions. Welcome to Canada’s national museum of history, exploring this country’s rich cultural heritage, including the outstanding achievements of First Peoples. Starting July 1, 2017, visit the Canadian History Hall, our new signature exhibition, where evidence of the past tells a tale as vast and varied as the land itself. Occupying more than 40,000 square feet, the Hall traces Canada’s history from the dawn of human habitation to the present day. Tour our many special international exhibitions, be a kid again at the Children’s Museum and live the ultimate cinema experience at the CINE +.

2 km
A short walk takes you to the impressive Canadian War Museum, on the Ottawa side. Stop along the way to admire the river views!
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.

1.7 km
Soif wine bar in Gatineau is owned by internationally renowned sommelière Véronique Rivest. A treat for your taste buds!
Soif - Bar à vin
88, rue Montcalm
Gatineau (Québec) J2X 2L7

Worldly renowned sommelier Véronique Rivest invites you to her wine bar in Old Hull. On the menu: many discoveries from bubbly to wine!