We found 3 things to do in Ottawa! Nestled along the southern banks of the Ottawa River in Southern Ontario, Canada is a capital city that takes its name from that river. Ottawa is a culturally diverse cityscape, and has some of the best education and quality of life in the country, being one of the best cities in the world to live in. Read more
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Experience Ottawa's original and most comprehensive Hop On Hop Off City Tour aboard either London-style open-top double deckers or turn-of-the-century trolleys.
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It will be an experience that you will treasure for a lifetime! Your package consists of a spectacul...
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Explore around the Canadian War Museum (formerly the Canadian Museum of Civilization) and learn about the conflicts that shaped Canada. Gain access to all permanent and special exhibitions.
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Nestled along the southern banks of the Ottawa River in Southern Ontario, Canada is a capital city that takes its name from that river. Ottawa is a culturally diverse cityscape, and has some of the best education and quality of life in the country, being one of the best cities in the world to live in. Ottawa’s UNESCO World Heritage Site, beautiful Rideau Canal is a must-see attraction, while its extensive array of world-class museums present a great destination for cultural tourism. Among these museums is the Canadian War Museum, which commemorates the various conflicts that have shaped the country’s history. Take our admission ticket to the museum in 2015 and get access to both permanent and special exhibitions.
The Canadian War Museum was established in 1880 by officers of the Ottawa garrison, and originally held military artifacts from the Canadian federal government. At the time it was just a single facility in the Cartier Square Drill Hall, a military training facility. It was expanded into the modern concept of the Canadian War Museum in 1942 and eventually got its own dedicated building in 1967, finally getting a new modern building in 2005. The current Canadian War Museum houses half a million war artifacts, including uniforms, weapons, vehicles, and even art. The artifacts are distributed among several exhibits arranged by periods of different wars.
Explore the museum and start from the earliest conflicts in Canadian history. Learn about how the First Peoples fought amongst each other and with the European settlers, then see in later years how the American Revolution and the War of 1812 affected the nation. See how Canada participated in wars in foreign continents with the World War I and II exhibits. Witness Canadian espionage and defensive efforts during the Cold War and modern wars at the 1945 to Present exhibit.
Among the exhibits is the Canadian Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, dedicated to all Canadians who have died in combat.