Location and Directions
The Canadian Museum of History (which includes the Canadian Children’s Museum) is located in Gatineau, Quebec, on the banks of the Ottawa River directly opposite Parliament Hill. The Museum is easily accessible from downtown Ottawa by foot, bicycle, public transit, Aqua-Taxi (summer) or car. Parking is available on site.
Ottawa Race Weekend
Roads around the Canadian Museum of History will be closed on the morning of Sunday May 26 for the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend. The Museum will remain open. Although there are road closures in place on Laurier Street, visitors attempting to reach the Museum by car can request access with the police officer stationed on site.
In addition, we encourage visitors to park nearby, take public transportation or access the Museum on foot or bike.
For complete information regarding road closures, please visit:
Canadian Museum of History
100 Laurier Street
Gatineau, QC K1A 0M8
If you have a GPS device, enter the following data:
45.429374,-75.709233 or N45°25.811, W075°42.532, elevation 53 m
Or enter our address: 100 Laurier Street, Gatineau, Quebec J8X 4H2
By Public Transit
The Museum is located right on the scenic Voyageurs Pathway; bicycle racks are available by the main entrance of the Museum and the Panorama Café. We are happy to check your bike gear in our complimentary Coat Check.
Aqua-Taxi is an eco-friendly mode of transportation that offers a summer shuttle service between the Canadian Museum of History, the Ottawa dock (located below Parliament Hill) and the Casino du Lac-Leamy. Aqua-Taxi has universal accessibility and space for bicycles and strollers. For schedules and rates, visit www.aufeeldeleau.ca.