Canadian Museum of History

formerly the Canadian Museum of Civilization

To see and experience

Visit the many special or permanent exhibitions, marvel at the world’s largest indoor Totem pole collection and explore First Nations’ traditions and achievements.

The Canadian Children's Museum has something for the whole family! And the IMAX® THEATRE always guarantees an extraordinary film experience.

Inaugurated on July 1st, 2017, it hosts a signature exhibition, where evidence of the past tells a tale as vast and varied as the land itself. Relive Canada’s history and experience this vast land, from the end of the most recent ice age to the present – including the birth and growth of New France.

The Virtual Museum of New France awaits you on the Museum’s website! Find out what brought French settlers to North America. Follow the explorers, missionaries, mapmakers, soldiers, coureurs des bois and Native allies along the roads and rivers of New France. Accompany the first European colonists in their daily lives and learn all about their everyday experiences and their attitudes and beliefs. You’ll come away with a better understanding of the history, culture and living heritage of the families that carried French from Acadia to the Upcountry around the Great Lakes and all the way to Louisiana!  

An architectural gem
Designed by Native Canadian architect Douglas Cardinal, the Museum building is recognized as one of the architectural masterpieces of the 20th century. An essential destination for visitors from around the world!

Musée canadien de l'histoire
100 Laurier Street
Gatineau (Quebec) | K1A 0M8
T 819 776-7000
T 1 800 555-5621 (toll-free)

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