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Ottawa Attractions

Top 4 things to see and do in Ottawa

  • The Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, Ontario, is the main national museum of Canadian war history. It displays artefacts and exposes the history of conflicts that happened on Canadian land and in other regions of the world.

    The history spans from wars with the indigenous people many centuries ago, through conflicts between British & New France, world wars of the 20th century and up to this day. ...

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  • The Parliament Hill in Ottawa is the large property that contains Canada's parliament. The parliament is where Canadian politicians meet for the federal governance of the country.

    Guided tours are available for tourists at the parliament. The building and it's large interior chambers & rooms make together an impressive architectural work of art tinted with history. ...

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  • The Canadian Museum of Civilization that is usually thought to be in Ottawa is actually located in Gatineau and overlooking the Parliament Hill on the other side of Ottawa River.

    The Museum is one of Canada's most visited museum and showcases a nice blend of permanent and temporary exhibits. The permanent ones are usually have the country's first people (or Aboriginal peoples) as a theme like the Grand Hall which displays historical totem poles. ...

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  • Founded around 1880 and moved around during the past century, the National Gallery of Canada has become one of the the top art museum-galleries in the country. It showcases many visual art collections of sculptures, paintings, photography and more.

    The current building itself containing the gallery has been voted as one of the top architectural constructions in Canada.

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