Immerse yourself in nature at Gatineau Park, the National Capital Region's Conservation Park! Discover the Park’s stunning natural features, unique plants and wildlife, and beautiful heritage sites and enjoy the tranquility of being in nature. Conservation is a priority in Gatineau Park. In keeping with this, we encourage outdoor recreation activities that are respectful of the environment. In this outdoor paradise you can take part in a range of outdoor activities, such as hiking, camping, swimming, skiing, cycling and more!
The Museum of History safeguards a collection of close to 4 million artifacts and specimens, including some of Canada’s most valued national treasures. The Museum preserves, explores and presents the history of Canada and the world through both permanent and temporary exhibitions. It is also home to the Canadian Children’s Museum and an IMAX® Theatre
ESTABLISHED by Lt-Col. John By in 1826, the ByWard Market is one of Canada's oldest and largest public markets. The legendary builder of the Rideau Canal, Colonel By himself laid out the street plan of the Market, designating George Street and York Street to be extra wide to accommodate the creation of a public market and gathering place.
WITHIN an area roughly four blocks square, you'll find museums, cafés, specialty food shops, boutiques, galleries, restaurants, pubs, hair & aesthetics salons and more! Easily accessible on foot, by transit or by car, the ByWard Market offers a unique experience for all.
An entirely new and must-see attraction, this national museum presents Canada’s military past and how it shaped the country. Its outstanding exhibitions explain Canada s rich military history from earliest times to the present, featuring the experiences of people on the battlefields and at home.
The Museum’s dramatic architecture is a showcase for its vast art collection (some 13,000 pieces) and its extensive artifact collection, including military vehicles and artillery. The extensive permanent exhibition highlights key events and defining moments in Canada’s military history. Human conflict is explored through personal stories, art, artifacts, photographs and interactive presentations. The panoramic LeBreton Gallery houses a Voodoo jet, nineteenth-century artillery pieces, tanks and a wide range of vehicles.
Memorial Hall is designed for rest and reflection, and contains a single lone artifact: the headstone of the Unknown Soldier from the First World War which is directly illumina