Ottawa Attractions

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Canadian Museum of Civilization
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Canadian Museum of Civilization
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Canadian Museum of Civilization

Explore the 1000-year rich history of Canada at this museum. The life-size totem poles eclipse the grandeur of the First People’s Hall. The museum also houses an IMAX theatre, (Ottawa Attractions)

Canadian War Museum

This museum is known for the war artifacts in the military history of Canada. The collection of exhibits is rich in variety and number.

Diefenbunker Cold War Museum

This museum is an underground one. Visitors need to descend 90 feet into the Cold War bunker. The decommissioning of the bunker in 1997 led to the creation of the museum. The bunker was originally designed to protect the Canadian government from the possibility of a nuclear attack.

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Rideau Canal

The Rideau Canal witnesses a surge in boat-riding during the summer. Come winter, and the canal turns into a spectacular rink for ice-skating. The 4.8-mile stretch of ice is the longest in the world. The canal stretches from Ottawa to Kingston, a distance of more than 200 km. The canal also serves as a link between River Ottawa and Lake Ontario and St Lawrence Seaway. The canal needs 24 dams and 46 locks, making it an engineering marvel of the 19th century.

Rideau Canal
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Parliament Hill

The Parliament Buildings have pointed copper roofs. They overlook the river Ottawa and the city of Québec. Adjacent to the buildings is the Fairmont Chateau Laurier. You can indulge in myriad activities at the Parliament Hill. Witness the question hour at the Legislature or spend time at the swanky new library. Alternatively, be part of the sound and light show.

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Parliament Hill
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National Gallery

The gallery is the landmark of Ottawa. Situated near the ByWard Market, the gallery is famous for its glass towers, courtyards and gardens. The artwork of the museum is unparalleled, with the finest Canadian art making it here.

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Canada Agriculture Museum

Discover a farmland in the heart of the urban Ottawa. The sights and sounds of farm animals highlight the agricultural heritage of Canada. There is something in store for everyone at the museum, Ottawa Attractions.