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Billings Estate National Historic Site
Ottawa, ON K1H 6K1
Editor Notes: Billings Estate National Historic Site, s. on Alta Vista to Pleasant Park, following signs to 2100 Cabot St., was built in 1...Read More
Historic Buildings & Houses; Museums
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Bytown Museum
Ottawa, ON K1P 5P6
Editor Notes: Bytown Museum, off Wellington St. at the bottom of Ottawa Locks behind the Château Laurier Hotel at 1 Canal Ln., is in the f...Read More
Exhibits & Collections-Historical; Historic Buildings & Houses; Museums
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Canada Aviation and Space Museum
Ottawa, ON K1K 2X5
Editor Notes: Canada Aviation and Space Museum, at Rockcliffe and Aviation pkwys., houses two hangars with a collection of more than 130 a...Read More
Exhibits & Collections-Aviation; Museums
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Canada Science and Technology Museum
Ottawa, ON K1G 5A3
Editor Notes: Canada Science and Technology Museum, 2.6 km (1.2 mi.) s. of the Queensway at 1867 St. Laurent Blvd., features 11 exhibition...Read More
Exhibits & Collections-Science; Exhibits & Collections-Vehicles; Museums
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Canadian Museum of History
Gatineau, QC K1A 0M8
Editor Notes: Canadian Museum of History (Musée canadien de l'histoire) is at 100 rue Laurier. The museum, located directly across the Ott...Read More
Children's Attractions; Exhibits & Collections-Historical; Exhibits & Collections-Native American; Museums; Theaters-IMAX & OMNIMAX
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Canadian Museum of Nature
Ottawa, ON K2P 2R1
Editor Notes: Canadian Museum of Nature, 240 McLeod St. at Metcalfe St. in the historic Victoria Museum Memorial Building, depicts a journ...Read More
Exhibits & Collections-Animals & Birds; Museums
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Canadian War Museum
Ottawa, ON K1A 0M8
Editor Notes: Canadian War Museum, 1 Vimy Pl. on LeBreton Flats, is in a dramatic concrete and glass, bunker-style building; the grass on ...Read More
Exhibits & Collections-Wars; Museums
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Carleton University Art Gallery
Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6
Editor Notes: Carleton University Art Gallery is in St. Patrick's Building at 1125 Colonel By Dr. on the Carleton University campus. Parki...Read More
Art Galleries & Museums; Museums
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Casino du Lac-Leamy
Gatineau, QC J8Y 6W3
Editor Notes: Casino du Lac-Leamy is at 1 boul. du
Gambling Establishments
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Central Experimental Farm
Ottawa, ON K1A 0C6
Editor Notes: Central Experimental Farm, on the Driveway at Maple Dr., consists of 427 hectares (1,055 acres). Established in 1886, the fa...Read More
Arboretums; Experimental Farms & Stations; Gardens; Museums
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Changing of the Guard
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A9
Editor Notes: Changing of the Guard takes place on the lawns of Parliament Hill. The traditional military ceremony is performed by “ceremo...Read More
Events-General; Events-Music
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Garden of the Provinces and Territories
Ottawa, ON K1P 0P4
Editor Notes: Garden of the Provinces and Territories, Wellington and Bay sts., is a 4-acre park with lawns, flower beds and an area conta...Read More
Fountains; Gardens
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Government House
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A1
Editor Notes: Government House (Rideau Hall), 1 Sussex Dr. at the entrance to Rockcliffe Park, has been the official home and workplace of...Read More
Buildings, Public; Capitol; City Hall; Sightseeing Tours-House & Garden
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Gray Line
Ottawa, ON K1P 5R2
Editor Notes: Gray Line departs from jct. Sparks and Elgin sts. Fully narrated excursions aboard English double decker buses are among the...Read More
Sightseeing Tours
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The Haunted Walk of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON K1P 5A8
Editor Notes: The Haunted Walk of Ottawa departs from the ticket office on Sparks St. Ninety-minute ghost tours conducted by lantern light...Read More
Sightseeing Tours
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Laurier House National Historic Site
Ottawa, ON K1N 6R4
Editor Notes: Laurier House National Historic Site, 335 Laurier Ave. E., was the residence of Sir Wilfrid Laurier and of Rt. Hon. William ...Read More
Exhibits & Collections-Historical; Historic Buildings & Houses; Historic Sites
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Mackenzie King Estate
Chelsea, QC J9B 1R5
Editor Notes: Mackenzie King Estate is within Gatineau Park; take Scott Rd. to Old Chelsea Rd. to Gatineau Pkwy., following signs. This wa...Read More
Antiques; Exhibits & Collections-Historical; Gardens; Historic Buildings & Houses; Museums
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National Archives of Canada
Ottawa, ON K1A 0N4
Editor Notes: National Archives of Canada, 395 Wellington St. opposite the Garden of the Provinces and Territories, houses documents relat...Read More
Historic Documents, Manuscripts & Rare Books; Libraries, Archives
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National Gallery of Canada
Ottawa, ON K1N 9N4
Editor Notes: National Gallery of Canada, 380 Sussex Dr., at the corner of Patrick St., is in a dramatically modern building designed by M...Read More
Art Galleries & Museums; Museums
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National War Memorial
Ottawa, ON K1P 0P4
Editor Notes: National War Memorial, on Confederation Square at jct. Wellington and Elgin sts., is a memorial arch dedicated in 1939 to ho...Read More
Memorials; Monuments, National; State
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Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica
Ottawa, ON K1N 6Z4
Editor Notes: Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica, 385 Sussex Dr., was built in 1839 and not completed until 1885. Restored to its original glor...Read More
Churches, Cathedrals & Basilicas; Exhibits & Collections-Religious Items; Historic Buildings & Houses
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Parliament Buildings
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2
Editor Notes: Parliament Buildings dominate the city from Parliament Hill. House of Commons tours and East Block tours depart from the gro...Read More
Buildings, Public; Capitol; City Hall; Carillons; Memorials; Sound & Light Presentations
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Paul's Boat Line
Ottawa, ON K2E 7K3
Editor Notes: Paul's Boat Line cruises on the Ottawa River depart from the Ottawa Locks, between Parliament Hill and the Fairmont Château ...Read More
Sightseeing Tours-Boats
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Peacekeeping Monument
Ottawa, ON K1P 1C7
Editor Notes: Peacekeeping Monument is on Sussex Dr. at the corner of St. Patrick St. across from the National Gallery of Canada and Major...Read More
Monuments, General
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Rideau Canal
Ottawa, ON K1P 1C7
Editor Notes: Rideau Canal promenade runs for 8 km (5 mi.) from downtown along Colonel By Dr. to the Hartwell Locks at Carleton University...Read More
Canals; Self-guiding Tours
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Rockcliffe Park
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2
Editor Notes: Rockcliffe Park, 4 km (2.5 mi.) n.e. of Parliament Hill via Sussex Dr., is a 137-hectare (338-acre) recreation and picnic ar...Read More
Parks, City; State; Provincial
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Royal Canadian Mint
Ottawa, ON K1A 0G8
Editor Notes: Royal Canadian Mint, 320 Sussex Dr., offers 45-minute guided tours of the coin-manufacturing plant. Since 1976 foreign and d...Read More
Buildings, Public; Capitol; City Hall; Exhibits & Collections-Coins
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Royal Canadian Mounted Police Stables
Ottawa, ON K1G 3J2
Editor Notes: Royal Canadian Mounted Police Stables is on Sandridge Rd., at n. end of St. Laurent Blvd., offers guided half-hour tours of ...Read More
Buildings, Public; Capitol; City Hall
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The Supreme Court of Canada
Ottawa, ON K1A 0J1
Editor Notes: The Supreme Court of Canada is just w. of Parliament Hill at 301 Wellington St. Guided tours of the judicial branch of the C...Read More
Buildings, Public; Capitol; City Hall; Courthouses
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Vincent Massey Park
Ottawa, ON K2E 7K3
Editor Notes: Vincent Massey Park, at Heron Rd. on the Rideau River 7 km (4 mi.) s., offers picnic areas and large open spaces for recreat...Read More
Parks, City; State; Provincial; Recreation-Summer Activities
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Watson's Mill
Manotick, ON K4M 1A2
Editor Notes: Watson's Mill is at 5525 Dickinson St. Guided tours allow visitors to see an operational grist mill using original equipment...Read More
Mills
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