A day of cultural discoveries and great views in the Gatineau area

Attractions to discover, July 17, 2023 2023-07-17
Canadian Museum of History.
Canadian Museum of History. Photo credit: Marie-Louise Deruaz

Do you have an insatiable curiosity and a thirst for discovery? The Gatineau area is perfect for a cultural getaway, not to mention the sublime views of the Ottawa River and Parliament Hill. So why not think outside the box and take a water taxi? You could also take the opportunity to explore the new War Games exhibition at the Canadian War Museum and visit the Canadian Museum of History, which will charm you with its magnificent new patio.

War Games: a major exhibit

War games are as ancient and complex as war itself. All over the world, military strategists have invented games as a way to meet challenges and hone tactics. In fact, many of the games we play at home, such as chess and online multiplayer battles, are inspired by conflicts past and present. In the War Games exhibition, presented until December 31, 2023, you'll discover how war games were used in military training, and explore the links between military conflicts and popular games. A must-see at the Canadian War Museum!

Panorama Patio, the perfect spot to enjoy a lovely day

Until October 1, the new Panorama Patio at the Canadian Museum of History welcomes you from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Thursday to Sunday. It's the perfect place to grab a bite to eat with a local beer or glass of Canadian wine after a day spent exploring the museum's exhibits. With a music and lights, the terrace offers a breathtaking view of Ottawa and Parliament Hill, as well as a warm and inviting ambience. All of it is enhanced by the superb evening lighting of the museum buildings!

Panorama Patio
Panorama Patio

Take a water taxi tour between museums

Boarding a water taxi for a trip on the Ottawa River is not only a great way to get to the Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian War Museum, but also a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the many points of interest and attractions in Gatineau and Ottawa. Plus, it's quiet and environmentally friendly!

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