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The Best Museums in Ottawa

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Museums in Ottawa

Specialty Museum
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Peruse a multitude of local and international works of various disciplines at National Gallery of Canada, one of the leading galleries in the
Tours from $5
Natural History Museum
4.6
Established in 1912, Canadian Museum of Nature occupies the grandiose Victoria Memorial Museum Building, described as Scottish Baronial in st
Tours from $6
Military Museum
4.7
Emotional, educational, and enlightening, Canadian War Museum brings to life the stories that shaped Canadian military history. Housed in one
Tours from $6
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Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
The most unique way to discover Ottawa is on board the world's-largest, certified, 100%-electric, passenger vessel. You will sail for 90 minutes on the iconic Rideau Canal and have a novel view of downtown Ottawa! The National Arts Centre, Lansdowne Park, Dow’s Lake, and many more scenic views await you! You will discover more with the live bilingual commentary and the free audio guide application. Come to 2 Rideau Street for your tickets, just across the street from Parliament Hill. The schedule is mid-May to mid-October, 6 departures per day, 7 days a week.
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Specialty Museum
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Reach the final frontier at Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and learn about mankind’s adventures in the sky. Wander around giant hangars an
Tours from $6
History Museum
4.3
Established in 1856, Canadian Museum of History is one of the oldest museums in North America. Designed by architect Douglas Cardinal, the mu
Tours from $19

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Where to stay in Ottawa

For the best access to restaurants and shops, stay in the historic central neighborhood of ByWard Market, where you can choose from a range of comfortable hotels. Options also abound just south of the canal in Centretown, where you can enjoy easy access to the best attractions in Ottawa. You can explore the city's diverse heritage by staying in one of its many cultural hubs--Chinatown, Little Italy, and Quartier Vanier offer a distinctive taste of China, Italy, and France respectively.
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