Canadian Museum of History

100 rue Laurier
Gatineau, QC K1A 0M8- Map It
(819) 776-7000

AAA Editor Notes

Canadian Museum of History (Musée canadien de l'histoire) is at 100 rue Laurier. The museum, located directly across the Ottawa River from the Parliament Buildings, illustrates Canada's history from the continent's prehistoric beginnings through successive periods of migration, native settlement, exploration, fur trading, immigration and the modern era. The First Peoples Hall and the Grand Hall contain examples of native art and totems. Life-size reconstructions such as a West Coast native village and other historic sites present a dramatic interpretation of the country's past. Other highlights include the Canadian Children's Museum, the Canadian Stamp Collection and a new theater showing 3-D films on screen and 180-degree films on the dome. There also is a full schedule of temporary exhibitions. The museum's signature gallery, Canadian History Hall, is scheduled to open July 1, 2017. Guided tours are available. Food is available.
Museum admission $15; $13 (ages 65+); $11 (students with ID); $9 (ages 3-12); free (aboriginal peoples with status card). One IMAX film $11; $9 (ages 65+ and students with ID); $7 (ages 3-12); $35 (family, two adults and three children). Combination ticket (includes museum admission and one IMAX film) $21; $18 (ages 65+); $16 (students with ID); $13 (ages 3-12); $59 (family of five). Other combination tickets are available. Guided tours $3. Prices may vary. Parking: $2.50 per half hour to maximum $12.50; $6 flat rate after 5 p.m.
Hours: Daily 9:30-6 (also Thurs. 6-8 p.m. and July 1 from 6-9 p.m.), late June-early Sept.; daily 9:30-5 (also Thurs. 5-8), rest of year. The IMAX schedule does not always correspond with museum schedule; phone ahead for show times. Closed Christmas.