The Canadian Museum of History is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and until 7 p.m. on Thursday.
For more on what to see and do at the Museum, please scroll down, or plan your visit here.
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- Self-Guided Family Activities
- Gift Shop
- Food Services
- Temporarily Closed / Unavailable
One of the world’s most spectacular museum spaces, the Grand Hall features a large collection of historical totem poles, and six house fronts designed and developed by Indigenous peoples of Canada’s Northwest Coast. Be sure to take in Bill Reid’s iconic sculpture, Spirit of Haida Gwaii, and Morning Star, Alex Janvier’s breathtaking painting on our domed ceiling.
Grand Hall. Photo: Canadian Museum of History, IMG2018-0032-0118-Dm.
Explore the journey of a country and its people. Discover the events, personalities and historical currents that have shaped Canada — from time immemorial to the present day.
Canadian History Hall. Photo: Canadian Museum of History, IMG2017-0341-0010-Dm.
The First Peoples Hall celebrates the history, diversity, creativity, resourcefulness and endurance of Canada’s First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples. In doing so, it presents a vivid record of cultural richness and a story of survival, renewal and vitality.
First Peoples Hall. Photo: Canadian Museum of History
Explore the history of Canadian philately in a gallery featuring every Canadian stamp ever issued, from the Three-Penny Beaver to the most recent releases.
Canadian Stamp Collection. Photo: Canadian Museum of History, IMG2018-0032-0078-Dm.
In this inspiring true story, our best friends are also real-life superheroes. Travel around the globe to meet remarkable dogs and their human partners who fight crime, protect endangered species, and save lives in avalanches and earthquakes.
Self-Guided Family Activities
Drop by Information, located in the Main Lobby, and pick up one or more of these free handouts featuring fun self-guided activities.
The Grand Hall… For Kids
Learn about the stories and peoples of Canada’s Northwest Coast while exploring the Grand Hall.
Museum Quest-ory – Canadian History Hall
Fill out our newest Museum Quest-ory handout as you visit Gallery 1 in the Canadian History Hall.
Explore the Canadian Stamp Collection and discover some of Canada’s best-known musical artists. Look for missing words or names on postage stamps to complete a crossword puzzle.
Take a walk around the Museum grounds and discover the fascinating symbolism of its architecture. Learn more about the inspiration that architect Douglas Cardinal drew from the Canadian landscape.
Outdoor Museum Quest
Go on an outdoor family adventure with the Museum Quest handout as your guide. Explore the Museum grounds and the surrounding environment to learn about Indigenous art.
The Gift Shop is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and until 7 p.m. on Thursday. You can also shop online.
The Panorama Café is open Wednesday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Bistro Boréal and Second Cup are temporarily closed. There are vending machines onsite offering snacks and cold beverages.
Temporarily Closed / Unavailable
Canadian Children’s Museum
From Time Immemorial – Tsimshian Prehistory
Guided tours will not be offered at this time.
On-site school programs will not be offered at this time.