Canadian Museum of History

Museum - History and society / Archaeology - Indian and/or Inuit Heritage

Tourist region: Outaouais

Canadian Museum of History
Photo: Harry Foster, CMC

100 rue Laurier
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0M8

Telephone: 819 776-7000
Toll-free: 1 800 555-5621
Fax: 819 776-8300

SMQ code: 1202



Open year-round
- Monday to Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday to Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Closed December 25

Regular rates

For details on admission, please consult the Museum's Web site.

Members: unlimited access
Free admission Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Free admission on July 1 and November 11
  • Group rates

To discover, see and do...

The Canadian Museum of History celebrates the diversity of humankind and wonders at the achievements of cultures past and present.

Walk through a thousand years of settlement in Canada, from the earliest Viking landing site in Newfoundland, through New France and Upper Canada, to the Prairies and beyond, in our Canada Hall.

Take a fun-filled round-the-world voyage of discovery in the Canadian Children’s Museum. There are endless ways for children to learn about the world and each other!

Take a seat in the IMAX® Theatre and let the giant screen sweep you into the action.

Heritage classification

  • Federal heritage building (Canada)

Reception (languages)

Exhibitions: French, English
Guided tours: French, English


Accessible to visually impaired visitors
Accessible to hearing-impaired visitors


  • Parking
  • Gift shop
  • Cafeteria
  • Restaurant
  • Dining area (indoors)
  • Picnic area

For groups:
  • Customized activities (specific groups)
  • Room (space) rental
  • Parking (buses)
  • Packages available


Self-guided tours: 7000 people
Guided tours: 20 people
Number of sites to visit: 1
For more information on the region and local attractions, consult the Outaouais Tourism Association ( Website. © Société des musées québécois