The grand-sounding Canadian Museum of Civilization takes an up-close look at Canada’s history and culture with an entertaining and educational array of exhibits.
There’s a topic to intrigue every interest. Special exhibitions examine everything from the role of the horse in civilization to the history of Canada’s fur trade.
The museum’s permanent displays explore Canada’s natural world, social history and First Peoples, drawing on the collection’s 3.75 million artifacts.
The Children’s Museum is specially designed to spark the imaginations of little ones, and the on-site IMAX cinema entertains all ages with big-screen movies.
Great. The best way to see Ottowa you must go on it.
My one regret is that I did not get to Ottawa earlier in the day so that I could do more hopping on and hopping off. It is a beautiful city and deserves a little time for discovery.
The Canadian Museum of Civilization is on the left bank of the Ottawa River in Gatineau. Nearby you’ll also find the Canadian Postal Museum.
To get here on foot from downtown Ottawa, cross the Pont du Portage or Pont Alexandra bridge and walk along Rue Laurier.