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“A museum not to miss & a beautiful setting for a wedding reception” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Canadian Museum of History

Canadian Museum of History
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$28.84*
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Ottawa City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
Ranked #2 of 47 things to do in Gatineau
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Formerly the Canadian Museum of Civilization At Canada's most visited museum, discover the events, experiences, people and objects that have shaped the nation's history. Take in the beauty of this architectural gem and its spectacular setting on the banks of the Ottawa River. Marvel at the world's largest indoor collection of totem poles, explore the traditions and achievements of Canada's First Peoples and this summer, step aboard the Empress of Ireland and relive the experience of the worst maritime disaster in Canada's history - with its stories of tragic loss, courage and human kindness - through artifacts and eyewitness accounts. Be a kid again at the Children's Museum and live the ultimate cinema experience at the IMAX(R) Theatre.
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Peachland, Canada
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“A museum not to miss & a beautiful setting for a wedding reception”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

My husband & I went to Ottawa for our niece's wedding on Oct.5/2012.The reception was held in the Canadian Museum of Civilization an outstanding & beautiful venue.The fountain view,Ottawa river,and across the river view of the back of the Parliament Buildings from the floor to ceiling windows in the main ballroom/foyer area was exceptional.We knew we would have to come back to see the museum during opening hours if the 8 or 9 - 40 or 50 foot totem poles, spread around the ballroom, were any indication of the sights to see in this museum.DO NOT MISS

Visited October 2012
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Ottawa, Canada
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“Killam & Jiro = Killamanjaro”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012

I'm not quite sure wha's up with the spelling mistakes and I would never go see a back-to-back IMAX theatre movie, since it was terrible for the ears and my stomach wasn't feeling all that well. The food is very mainstream though.

I've peered at the museum below but I've never been inside. I've seen the the Zen gardens outside. It's a pretty museum.

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Falls Church, VA
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“wonderful museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012

beautiful space, clear explanations, guides. The totem poles alone are worth the visit. Beautiful building.

Visited October 2012
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Ottawa, Canada
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“Canadian Museum of Civilization”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2012

Sometimes there is a special exhibit, which usually is quite interesting. There's also and iMax theater, which is great if you want to see some pretty cool documentaries. There is also the children's museum where they get given a passport and they can stamp it at each station they go to (in the children's museum).

Visited August 2012
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“Childrens indoor interactive museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012

Fabulous architecture! Wonderful views. Great First Nation Exhibits. Imax theater, but best of all is the Childrens interactive area.

Visited October 2012
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