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Canadian Museum of History
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US$36.04*
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Montreal to Ottawa Day Trip
Ranked #3 of 49 things to do in Gatineau
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Formerly the Canadian Museum of Civilization At Canada's most visited museum, discover the events, experiences, people and objects that have shaped the nation's history. Take in the beauty of this architectural gem and its spectacular setting on the banks of the Ottawa River. Marvel at the world's largest indoor collection of totem poles, explore the traditions and achievements of Canada's First Peoples and this summer, step aboard the Empress of Ireland and relive the experience of the worst maritime disaster in Canada's history - with its stories of tragic loss, courage and human kindness - through artifacts and eyewitness accounts. Be a kid again at the Children's Museum and live the ultimate cinema experience at the IMAX(R) Theatre.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 20 February 2012

Went to the museum of civilization and saw the Canada exibit. We got started around 3 and the museum closed at 5, and we had to rush through the last bit. This also meant we missed other exibits at the museum. You really need to get an early start to be able to take everything in, and also get your money's worth. Everything is really well done, and there's lots of great information.

Thank Chris H
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Reviewed 19 February 2012

You go because you're there! It's inside the superb Museum of Civilization. It would not be worth a visit on its own.

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Reviewed 14 February 2012

Lots of educational displays and a good variety of exhibits. Very good for children of all ages.

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Reviewed 14 February 2012

I simply can not recommend this museum enough. I spent five hours there all by myself, and loved it all. The exhibits are so well done, and the building itself is beautiful. There is also a stunning view looking back towards Ottawa, showcasing the skyline of the Parliament buildings across the river.
This is my favourite place to visit in the Capital area.

Thank Travelingteam2011
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Reviewed 14 February 2012

The best museum in Gatineau, it's huge and is located on beautiful grounds.

Thank Benjamin B
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