Plan Your Visit

Location and Directions

The Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian Children’s Museum are located in Gatineau, Quebec, on the banks of the Ottawa River, directly opposite Parliament Hill. The museum building is easily accessible from downtown Ottawa by foot, bicycle, public transit, or by car and has on-site parking.


Canadian Museum of History
100 Laurier Street
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0M8

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By Car

Driving Directions

GPS coordinates
If your car is equipped with, or you have, a GPS device, enter the following data:
45.429374,-75.709233 or N45°25.811, W075°42.532, Elevation 53m

or enter our address: 100 Laurier Street, Gatineau, Quebec, J8X 4H2

Parking at the Museum
Rate: $2.50 per half hour
Daily maximum rate: $12.50
Flat rate from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.: $6.00


Free parking – Special offer for a limited time only
Free Parking
No matter what time you arrive at the Canadian Museum of History, from April 1st to May 31st 2014, parking is free when you purchase a ticket to any of our evening IMAX® film presentations that start at 6 p.m. or later.




  1. Pay before you leave, at the pay station inside the Museum
    • Insert your ticket in the slot and your fee will be calculated
    • Insert cash or credit card
    • Your ticket will be validated as paid
    • Keep your ticket and insert it onto the slot at the automated exit terminal

  2. Pay at the automated exit terminal, at the parking exit
    • Proceed directly to the exit
    • Insert your ticket in the exit terminal
    • Insert your credit card in the slot to open the gate

More information: Frequently asked questions about the Museum’s automated parking system

There is additional parking on streets around the Museum. Check for posted hours and rates.

By Public Transit

From Ontario: OC Transpo – Route: 8
From Quebec: STO – Routes: 21,31,33,35, 67,77

By Foot / Bicycle

The Museum is located right on the scenic Voyageurs Pathway; bicycle racks are available by the main entrance of the Museum and the Voyageurs Cafeteria. We are happy to check your bike gear in our complimentary cloakroom.

Mon, Tue, Wed & Fri: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thur: 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sat & Sun: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Canadian Museum of History
100 Laurier Street
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0M8
Tel: 1-800-555-5621
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