Knowledge condensed

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

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? You won’t want to 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. For 2018, special exhibitions include Impressionist Treasures: The Odrupgaard Collection and Laurent Amiot: Canadian Master Silversmith. 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.
35 Laurier Street
Gatineau (Québec) J8X 4E9

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.
100 Laurier Street
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. 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. 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 +.

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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!
100 Laurier Street
Gatineau (Québec) K1A 0M8

Hands-on adventure! Passports in hand, visitors discover one incredible destination after another. Whether on a visit to homes in the International Village, a trek to a desert pyramid or a stroll through the bustling Market Bazaar, young visitors encounter endless ways to learn about the world and one another. A world of discovery where parents have as much fun as their kids.