Ottawa Famous Museums Walking Tour, Ottawa

Being the cultural heart of Canada, Ottawa is home to a wealth of museums and heritage structures. Ottawa's museums are part of the Confederation Boulevard ceremonial route and cover a broad range of art-focused, family-friendly and historical exhibits. We invite you to take a walking tour through Ottawa's most famous museums
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Ottawa Famous Museums Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Ottawa Famous Museums Walking Tour
Guide Location: Canada » Ottawa (See other walking tours in Ottawa)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.2 km
Author: helenp
Bytown Museum

1) Bytown Museum (must see)

Located just below the Parliament Hill, the Bytown Museum is a small museum in Ottawa. Accommodated in the city's oldest stone building, it contains more than 7,000 artifacts. The museum collections narrate the story of the Canadian capital and its citizens, from ancient Bytown to present day Ottawa, with a special emphasis on the construction of the Rideau Canal.

The Bytown Museum is dedicated to hosting programs designed to help local and foreign visitors to learn more about the rich...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Canadian Children's Museum

2) Canadian Children's Museum (must see)

Opened on June 29, 1989, the Canadian Children’s Museum (CCM) is devoted exclusively to the development of children. It forms part of the Canadian Museum of Civilization whose main focus is laid upon cultural and traditional activities of people around the world. While designing the building for the new Canadian Museum of Civilization in 1982, a decision was made that a separate museum should be built specially for children, who traditionally form a substantial part of the museum audience. As...   view more
Canadian Museum of History

3) Canadian Museum of History (must see)

The Canadian Museum of History, formerly the Canadian Museum of Civilization, is the country's most popular and most visited museum. Located in the Hull sector of Gatineau, it is devoted entirely to collecting, studying, preserving, and displaying material objects that highlight the human history of Canada, as well as the cultural multeity of its people.

The Museum of Civilization is particularly famous for its permanent galleries reflecting 20,000 years of the history of mankind. The...   view more
Canadian War Museum‎

4) Canadian War Museum‎ (must see)

The Canadian War Museum is a national museum that documents Canada’s military history and its influence on the nation. The museum's exceptional exhibitions tell about Canada’s rich military past, spanning a period from centuries ago to the present day. Among other exhibits presented here are personal accounts of people who took part in action as well as those who waited for them back home, outlining Canada’s engagement in various wars, peacekeeping missions and other military...   view more
Currency Museum

5) Currency Museum

Editor's note: The museum is closed until July 2016 for renovation.

Opened in 1980, Canada’s Currency Museum holds the largest collection of Canadian bank notes and coins in the world. It is situated on the ground floor of the historic building of The Bank of Canada in Ottawa.

The Museum appears as “a hidden gem” to those who find it centrally located, just across the street from both Parliament Hill and the Supreme Court.

A visit to this museum will help you learn more...   view more
Canadian Museum of Nature

6) Canadian Museum of Nature (must see)

The Canadian Museum of Nature is a natural history museum in Ottawa. Built between 1905 and 1911, the museum is housed in a beautiful building that looks like a castle. Its collections highlight all aspects of the intersection between human society and nature, from gardening to gene-splicing.

Officially known as the Victoria Memorial Museum Building, the Canadian Museum of Nature stands on McLeod Street in Ottawa, and represents both a national monument and a landmark.

Throughout its...   view more

Walking Tours in Ottawa, Canada

Create Your Own Walk in Ottawa

Create Your Own Walk in Ottawa

Creating your own self-guided walk in Ottawa is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Ottawa Haunted Walking Tour

Ottawa Haunted Walking Tour

Ottawa, the northern capital of Canada, is famous not only for its art galleries and museums, but also for its dark past. There are several buildings in this city that the locals prefer to walk around. These buildings, it is said, are inhabited by real, horrifying ghosts. Dare to take this walking tour through Ottawa’s haunted places when the darkness falls.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
Bars and Pubs Tour

Bars and Pubs Tour

The capital of Canada, Ottawa is a major international hub with a diverse set of cultural influences. For the entertainment of both its locals and guests to the city, Ottawa offers a range of great drinking establishments, as well as plenty of hardy food to go along with it. Take this Ottawa Bars and Pubs Tour and discover the friendly faces and great entertainment Canada’s capital city has to offer.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 km
Byward Market Nightlife 2

Byward Market Nightlife 2

Ottawa is not only one of Canada's cultural centers but also one of the most vibrant towns in the country. A delight for any music and dance lover. You can find a wide variety of clubs that will enchant you with some of the best martini, music and fun people. The city comes alive during the night and is ready to entertain even the most demanding clients. Dare to take a tour through Ottawa's best night clubs.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.4 km
Ottawa Famous Churches Tour

Ottawa Famous Churches Tour

The city of Ottawa has some amazing religious sites and it is a perfect religious destination for people interested in that. With most of the attractions located in downtown or in the near vicinity, you will have no trouble in visiting some of these attractions on your trip. We invite you to take a walking tour and see the formidable churches of Ottawa.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.3 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Ottawa the capital of Canada is located in the Province of Ontario. Being the fourth largest city in the country it boasts a large number of memorials, historical buildings and quite a few museums. Its mild weather will definitely cheer you up and keep you busy. Here is a list of the best tourist attractions you should check while in Ottawa.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.4 km
Ottawa Famous Galleries Walking Tour

Ottawa Famous Galleries Walking Tour

Ottawa is home to a large number of great galleries and offers something to everyone. You'll discover a plethora of masterpieces of sculptures and paintings from ancient times to the present. Whether they be small family-owned galleries or large national galleries, they teach you more about Native Canadian art and its evolution. Be sure to take a walking tour through Ottawa's famous galleries and discover the jewels of this northern city.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 km