The Museum is closed due to the latest COVID-19 restrictions and will reopen on January 27, 2022. The Museum will continue to present rich and dynamic digital offerings on its website during the closure.

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The Canadian Museum of History is a renowned cultural institution that hosts a wide range of events each year. With its unique architectural features, outstanding collections and world-class rental facilities, the Museum is certain to leave a positive and lasting impression of your special event.

Whether you are planning an intimate banquet, cocktail reception, conference, meeting, or even a dream wedding, your guests are sure to enjoy an unforgettable experience. Options include our internationally renowned Grand Hall — with its large indoor collection of totem poles and house fronts — and the elegant circular Hub in our new signature gallery, the Canadian History Hall.

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Distinction by Sodexo

Meet Chef Ian Bilodeau

A manIan Bilodeau grew up in the countryside near Québec City. Part of his childhood was spent on the family farm, where he learned to love his grandmothers’ home cooking and local produce. Eating farm-fresh eggs and drinking unpasteurized milk are some of his happiest memories.

Ian’s mother gave him a love of cooking, and he would go on to train as a sommelier at Montréal’s ITHQ (Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec). He later studied hotel management and fine cuisine, apprenticing under Chef Michael Blackie at the Brookstreet Hotel in Kanata, Ontario.

As an apprentice, Ian’s career has taken him to Mexico, Vancouver and Shanghai, as well as to a number of wineries in France. In the Outaouais, he was Executive Chef at the Casino du Lac-Leamy’s five-diamond restaurant, Le Baccara.

Before joining the Distinction by Sodexo team at the Museum, Ian was Executive Chef at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, where he worked with Chef Kenton Leir. His passion for food and cooking with local products is matched only by his respect for his team, and his dedication to providing guests with exceptional dining experiences.


For all your food and beverage inquiries, please contact the Distinction by Sodexo team at 819-776-7012 or by email at

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Canadian War Museum

Renowned as one of the country’s architectural gems, the Canadian War Museum sits near the banks of the Ottawa River and offers a unique experience, with its world-acclaimed architecture, scenic vistas, impressive halls, intimate conference rooms and state of the art theatre are guaranteed to ensure the success of your special event.

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