This museum presents the story of Canada's population beginning with Aboriginal migration across the Bering Strait through European settlement by the Vikings around 1000 CE, and the British and French in the 1500s. The museum is full of a variety of items ranging from full size Salish totem poles to the recreation of a small prairie town complete with grain elevator. The museum also includes an exhibit on Canada Post and a separate museum for children.
100 Laurier Street, Gatineau, QC, Canada
Museum of Civilization and Nearby Attractions on Map
Parliament Hill (Ottawa)(1 km)
The primary attraction for most visitors is Parliament Hill.
Supreme Court of Canada(1 km)
The Supreme Court of Canada is the highest court of the land, housed in a beautiful Art Deco building with an impressive marble Grand Entrance Hall.
Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica(1 km)
19th century cathedral with a richly ornamented Gothic sanctuary.
National Arts Centre(1.5 km)
Centre for performing arts and a designated National Historic Site of Canada.
Bytown Museum(1 km)
The Bytown Museum in the Commissariat at Rideau Canal’s Ottawa locks near the foot of Parliament Hill explores Ottawa's early history as Bytown and evolution into the present day modern city.
Rideau Hall(2.1 km)
Rideau Hall has been the official residence of the Monarch of England and her representative the Governor General of Canada since 1867.
Chateau Laurier(1.2 km)
Historic downtown hotel.
Royal Canadian Mint(0.9 km)
The Monnaie Royale Canadienne or Royal Canadian Mint is headquartered in Ottawa, and stamps out bullion as well as collector and commemorative coins, medallions and tokens.
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