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  1. Top Ottawa attractions – Canadian Museum of Civilisation

    posted by Rebecca Keenan | 0 Comments

    Top Ottawa attractions – Canadian Museum of Civilisation

    Oct042010

    The Canadian Museum of Civilisation is one of the biggest museums in the world and is visited by over a million people every year. This afternoon I went to the museum to record a podcast and visit the exhibits.

    One of the coolest sights at the museum is the collection of totem poles in the large Grand Hall. This collection of towering totems is actually the largest indoor collection of its kind in the world.

    After checking them out, I moved on to three of the museum’s permanent exhibitions, namely Canada Hall, Face to Face and the First Peoples Hall.

    Out of these, my favourite was the Canada Hall where the picture here was taken. Under the domed ceiling of this huge space, you’ll see an intriguing collection of life-size displays from Canadian history through the ages including shops and lots more.

    I had a quick look at one of the temporary exhibits before I left too. It’s called ‘The Horse’ and is a celebration of all things equine. There’s also an IMAX theatre here showing a selection of documentaries and mainstream movies in 3D.

    Located across the Ottawa River about 30 minutes walking distance from downtown, the Canadian Museum of Civilisation is well worth a look.

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