National Attractions to enjoy
Parliament Hill: The three Gothic style buildings, located on a cliff overlooking the Ottawa River, house the offices of the members of the House of Commons and the Senate. Free guided tours are provided daily.
Canadian Museum of History: This museum c(previously called the Museum of Civilization) lets you explore 1,000 years of Canadian history. The Museum is also the home of the Canadian Children's Museum, various visiting exhibitions and an IMAX Theatre.
Canadian War Museum: This museum presents Canada's military past and how it shaped this country. The exhibitions are divided into four galleries, from earliest times to the most recent military operations. Human conflict is explored through personal stories, artifacts, photographs and interactive presentations. The Canadian War Museum is a military history museum of international stature.
National Gallery of Canada: The Gallery is housed in a massive glass and granite building on Sussex Drive with a magnificent view of Parliament Hill. It has a large and varied collection of paintings, drawings, sculptures and photographs. Although its focus is on Canadian art, it has works by many noted European artists. The Canadian collection includes works by Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven, as well as Emily Carr and Alex Colville.
Canadian Museum of Nature: This natural history museum provides a peek at dinosaurs, insects, birds and mammals. It also has an interesting geological display.
Changing of the Guard ceremony: This 30 minute spectacle takes place every morning at 10:00 a.m. on Parliament Hill from the end of June to the end of August every year. This is within easy walking distance from the B&B.
Sound and Light Show: This show on Parliament Hill is a MUST SEE. It is an unforgettable journey of sound and light exploring Canada's historical and cultural landscapes. The free bilingual show takes place daily from early July to mid- September after sunset.
Canada Aviation and Space Museum: The Canada Aviation and Space Museum is located at the Ottawa/Rockcliffe Airport.
Canada Science and Technology Museum: The role of the Museum is to help us understand the technological and scientific history of Canada and the relationships between science, technology and Canadian society.
Laurier House: It was formerly the residence of two Canadian prime ministers: Sir Wilfrid Laurier and William Lyon Mackenzie King. It is only a 5 minute walk from the B&B.