Canadian Museum of History (Institution closed temporarily from 2016-01-04 to 2016-01-08)

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

Tourist region: Outaouais

Canadian Museum of History.
Photo: Harry Foster, CMH.

100 rue Laurier
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0M8

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

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.

Discover the events, experiences, people and objects that have shaped the nation’s history. Marvel at the world’s largest indoor collection of totem poles and explore the traditions and achievements of Canada’s First Peoples.

Tour our many special and permanent exhibitions, be a kid again at the Children’s Museum and live the ultimate cinema experience at the IMAX® Theatre.

Heritage classification

  • Federal heritage building (Canada)

Reception (languages)

Exhibitions: French, English
Guided tours: French, English
Other service(s):Museum guides offered in international languages.


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)
  • Restaurant available by reservation
  • 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