Canadian Museum of History, Ottawa, Canada
Located on the shores of the Ottawa River in Gatineau, Quebec, the Canadian Museum of History formerly the Canadian Museum of Civilization is one of Canada's largest and most popular cultural institutions, attracting over 1 million visitors each year. The Museum's principal role is to enhance Canadians' knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the events, experiences, people and objects that have shaped Canada's history and identity, as well as to foster appreciation of world history and culture.
The Museum safeguards a collection of over 3 million artifacts and specimens', including some of Canada's most valued national treasures. It is home to the world's largest indoor collection of totem poles and the First Peoples Hall highlighting the cultural, historic and artistic achievements of Canada's First Peoples. It includes the Canadian Children's Museum and an IMAX Theatre.