Canadian Museum of History


Duration: 1/2 day (minimum)
Schedule: 9:30 a.m to 5 p.m (6 p.m in summer)
Season: Open year-round

Welcome to Canada's national museum of history and culture (formerly the Museum of Civilization).

Exhibitions rich in information, artifacts and engaging experiences promise hours (even days!) of exploration for visitors of all ages. The Canadian Museum of History is Canada's largest and most popular cultural institution.

Here is what the museum has to offer:

The Grand Hall celebrates the rich cultural heritage of the Native Peoples of Canada's West Coast. Each of the Hall's six houses presents an Aboriginal community living in coastal British Columbia, and features exhibits rich in artifacts and imagery. Guided tours are available at low prices.

The First Peoples Hall houses a dynamic blend of artifacts, works of art, archival documents and audiovisual presentations celebrating the diversity and contributions of Canada's First Peoples from their earliest origins to the present day.

The Canadian Postal Museum focuses on the history of the postal service in Canada and around the world, showing how the need to communicate over long distances has driven people to use advanced technologies from antiquity to the present day.

At the Canadian Children's Museum, visitors of all ages will enjoy an interactive Great Adventure as they journey—passports in hand—through the many destinations in the International Village.

Throughout the summer, visitors to the Canadian Children's Museum are invited outside to Adventure World, an exhibition park offering an array of games and activities. 


Season Adult 3 to 17 yrs old 0 to 2 yrs old

* Prices include applicable taxes. 
* Less than a 20-minute walk from the Best Western Gatineau, Lord Elgin, Quality Inn, Capital Hill hotels.
* Audioguides and guided tours available on site ($).
* Parking costs about $12 / day


100, rue Laurier, Gatineau, (QC)