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THINGS TO DO in and around OTTAWA

RIDEAU BOAT TOURS
Cruising on the water is a lovely tradition along the Rideau Canal. Capitaine Luc welcomes groups of 5-12 passengers aboard a new pontoon boat. Cruises run mid-May to mid-October with custom tours also available. Cruises depart the Chaffey’s Lock wharf next to the Parks Canada parking lot. The pontoon has a full sun cover and a full enclosure to protect in case of light rain or wind. We also have cozy blankets to keep you warm on those cooler days.

Location: 1671 Chaffey's Lock Rd, Ottawa, ON
Website : www.RideauTours.ca/boat-tours


MORE RIDEAU BOAT RENTALS AND TOURS
Rideau Boat Remtals
A wide selection of Cruises and Tours. The website below lists many of the places that rent boats or provide cruises on the Rideau Canal Waterway, including houseboats, cruisers, runabouts, pontoon boats, canoes and kayaks.

Website : www.Rideau-Info.com/Canal-Boat-Rent


GATINEAU PARK
Gatineau Park is a wedge of land measuring 361 square kilometres to the northwest of Canada’s Capital Region. In the Park, the NCC protects plants and animals and manages facilities and trails so that the public may enjoy outdoor activities in every season.

Website : www.ncc-ccn.gc.ca/gatineau-park


CANADA AVIATION MUSEUM
Canadian Aviation Museum
The Canada Aviation Museum presents one of three major collections owned by the Canadian government. THe combined collections now encompass bush flying and early aircraft manufacturers in Canada, military aircraft from the First World War to the 1950's, and the Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF) military aircraft related to RCAF history.

The internationally renowned collection gives particular, but not exclusive, reference to Canadian achievements. Consequently, more than 130 aircraft and numerous artifacts such as engines, propellers and instruments from many nations are represented in the collection.

The visitor is presented with the story of mankind’s ancient dream of flight celebrating the significant part that aviation has played in affecting the lives of hundreds of thousands of Canadians from its beginning in Canada in 1909 to present day.

Website : www.OttawaMuseums.com/aviation-museum


BYWARD MARKET
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.

Website: www.Byward-Market.com


THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF CANADA
The National Gallery of Canada is one of the world's most respected art institutions, renowned for its exceptional collections, revered for its scholarship, and applauded for its unique ability to engage audiences of all ages and all levels of artistic knowledge. Created in 1880, the National Gallery of Canada is among the oldest of Canada's national cultural institutions. Its current status as a federal Crown Corporation dates from 1990, when the Museums Act was proclaimed.

Website: www.Gallery.ca


THE CANADIAN WAR MUSEUM
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.

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. The 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 illuminated by the sun each Remembrance Day, November 11, at 11 a.m.

With its spectacular location beside the Ottawa River and its stunning architectural design, innovative exhibitions and public programmes, the Canadian War Museum is a military history museum of international stature.

Website: http://www.WarMuseum.ca


CANADA SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MUSEUM
Canada Science And Technology Museum
The largest of its kind in Canada, this Museum will allow the visitor to push buttons, turn dials, and pull levers to experience science and technology first-hand. You discover artifact-rich exhibits featuring marine and land transportation, astronomy, communications, space, domestic technology and computer technology. The transformation of Canada, from the period of early exploration and settlement to the present, has been marked by achievements in science and technology.

Website: www.www.canada.ca/science-technology-museum


PARLIAMENT HILL
Parliament Hill – a symbol of national pride for Canadians and one of the most significant heritage sites in Canada! It is the place where the nation was first created at Confederation, and it continues to shape and define us through the work that happens here.

Website: www.canada.ca/Parliament-Hill
Parliament Hill


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