The Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and until 7 p.m. on Thursday.

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We can’t wait to see you again!

We are open Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and until 7 p.m. on Thursday.

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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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The Canadian Museum of History is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and until 7 p.m. on Thursday.

We look forward to welcoming you back, with access to the Grand Hall, the Canadian History Hall, the First Peoples Hall, the Canadian Stamp Collection and CINÉ+.

Due to its highly interactive experience, the Canadian Children’s Museum remains temporarily closed.

The Panorama Café is open. Bistro Boréal and Second Cup are temporarily closed.

As of September 1, proof of vaccination for anyone aged 13 and up will be required to access the Museum’s food services and CINÉ+.

Visitors will be required to show vaccination passports (Quebec residents) or proof of vaccination (rest of Canada and international), as well as photo ID with address.

Proof of vaccination is not required to visit the exhibition spaces and other public areas of the Museum.

Thank you for your understanding in these exceptional circumstances. For more information about the vaccination passports, please visit the Quebec government’s website.

Please book your timed admission ticket online to ensure your spot. All visitors, including Museum Members, are required to have a ticket.

For more on what to see and do at the Museum, please scroll down, or plan your visit here.

We can’t wait to see you again!


Grand Hall and First Peoples of the Northwest Coast

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
Grand Hall. Photo: Canadian Museum of History, IMG2018-0032-0118-Dm.


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Canadian History Hall

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.

View from Gallery 3
Canadian History Hall. Photo: Canadian Museum of History, IMG2017-0341-0010-Dm.


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First Peoples Hall

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.

The section of the First Peoples Hall titled Arctic Whalers
First Peoples Hall. Photo: Canadian Museum of History


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Canadian Stamp Collection

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.

Father with two children
Canadian Stamp Collection. Photo: Canadian Museum of History, IMG2018-0032-0078-Dm.


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Superpower Dogs

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.

A dog wears goggles and a safety vest on a snowy mountain top
Superpower Dogs


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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.

Stamp Find

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.

Architectural Tour

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.


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Gift Shop

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.


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Food Services

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.


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Temporarily Closed / Unavailable

Canadian Children’s Museum
From Time Immemorial – Tsimshian Prehistory

Guided Tours

Guided tours will not be offered at this time.

School Programs

On-site school programs will not be offered at this time.


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