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“Gorgeous!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Canadian Museum of History

Canadian Museum of History
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US$ 29.35*
and up
Ottawa City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
Ranked #2 of 43 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.
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews
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“Gorgeous!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2012

My favourite museum to visit in Ottawa! Such a beautiful place and an incredible journey through the downtown core. The exhibits are always exciting everytime you visit. Every exhibit is like a story and it takes you back to that time period! Incredible.

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Ontario
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great for young and old alike”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2012

I've been to this museum at least 15 times, mostly bringing family and friends from out of town. There is a very good mix of exhibits with some printed history given (the totem poles are particularly impressive...probably the best collection outside of BC), as wel as lots of hands on stuff for kiddies. It's also home to what I think is the only IMAX theatre in Ottawa

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“One of the best museums”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2012

This is a great museum for kids and adults. Easy to spend hours touring through the exhibits.

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“a must for any canadian..”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2012

there is always something new every time i go.. but every canadian should visit this museum when in Ottawa

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Gatineau
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Civilization at it's best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2012

You will have the opportunity to walk back in the time of Canada native world and the beginnings of the colonization of this wonderful country.  Exhibitions are a must to see and the IMAX and Barney Danson Theaters present highly educational acclaimed documentaries and movies.  Place this on your list of must see.

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