Joy of Museums

Exploring Museums, Art & Historic Sites

Ottawa Museums

National War Memorial, Ottawa, ON

Ottawa Museums

Ottawa is the capital city of Canada. It stands on the south bank of the Ottawa River and was founded in 1826 as Bytown, and incorporated as Ottawa in 1855, the city has evolved into the political centre of Canada. The city name “Ottawa” was chosen in reference to the Ottawa River, the name of which is derived from the Algonquin Odawa, meaning “to trade”.

Ottawa is home to a number of cultural institutions, including the National Arts Centre, the National Gallery, and many national museums. Below is a list of the key museums that will be featured on “Joy of Museums”.

Ottawa Museums

Ottawa

  • City:                   Ontario
  • Country:             Canada
  • Languages:        English & French
  • Population:        970 thousand
  • Established:      1826 as Bytown
  • Incorporated:   1855 as City of Ottawa

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“Patience is a tree whose root is bitter, but its fruit is very sweet.”
– Canadian Proverb

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Photo Credit: By Shawn M. Kent [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons