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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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380 Sussex Drive
Ottawa (Ontario) K1N 9N4
Canada

See Canada’s visual arts treasures within the lively Ottawa ByWard Market. Discover the remarkable stories that have shaped this country in the completely reinvented Canadian and Indigenous Galleries. Love photography? Don’t miss the Gallery’s new Canadian Photography Institute. If the great masters are more your style, the Gallery is your destination for the country’s finest collection of European art. In addition to the permanent collection, special exhibitions in 2019 include Gauguin: Portraits and the Indigenous Quinquennial. Come celebrate creativity at one of Canada’s most impressive landmarks.

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You can cross the Alexandra Bridge by foot to get to the Canadian museum of History. The view from the bridge is just stunning.
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35 Laurier Street
Gatineau (Québec) J8X 4E9
Canada

Located in downtown Gatineau, across the street from the Canadian Museum of History and within easy walking distance of the ByWard Market and the National Gallery of Canada, the hotel offers 201 spacious rooms including 7 suites all featuring our signature "Four Comfort" beds. Bottled water and high-speed Internet access are free in all guestrooms. Services on site: restaurant and lounge, room service, indoor swimming pool, fitness room and conference centre.

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

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. Visit the Canadian History Hall, the new signature exhibition. Through authentic artifacts and fascinating stories, visitors come face to face with the events, movements and personalities that have shaped this country. Tour our many special exhibitions, be a kid again at the Children’s Museum and live the ultimate cinema experience at the CINE+.

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!
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100 Laurier Street
Gatineau (Québec) K1A 0M8
Canada

Hands-on adventure! Young visitors are invited to discover one amazing destination after another. From a camelback trek to a desert pyramid to a stroll through the bustling Market Bazaar, they can experience endless ways to learn about different peoples and cultures. A world of discovery where parents have as much fun as their kids.