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Ontario / OTTAWA ACCOMMODATION & TOURING 3 Day Ottawa Museum Discovery Hilton Garden Inn Ottawa Downtown Canada’s capital, Ottawa, is home to the country’s most impressive line-up of national museums, outstanding performing arts groups and venues. You can wander the streets, see the Parliament Buildings and explore the Byward Market, one of Canada’s oldest and largest public markets. A nature lover’s haven, Ottawa offers a natural setting of rivers, waterways, parks and pathways right in the heart of the city. Highlights (included): • Ottawa hop-on hop-off city tour with a cruise • National Gallery of Canada • Canadian Museum of History • Canadian War Museum • Canadian Museum of Nature Day 1: Day 2: Day 3: Arrive Ottawa Ottawa sightseeing Depart Ottawa Package includes: 2 nights of accommodation, sightseeing and attractions as listed above. Please refer to pricing insert for dates and prices. Choose a spacious, comfortable guestroom or suite at the Hilton Garden Inn Ottawa Downtown. The hotel, opening in the Fall of 2018, is located in the heart of the city, steps away from Parliament Hill and many other attractions. The LRT (Light Rail Transit) is located at the hotels’ front door for easy access to shopping, businesses, restaurants and attractions. The hotel offers complimentary internet access and the on-site restaurant, Tulip, offers creative cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients by Executive Chef, David Vinoya. Each room features a mini-fridge, microwave, coffee maker, 47” TV and comfortable premium beds with crisp, fresh linens. From $219 Hampton Inn Ottawa Moderate Canadian Museum of History The Hampton by Hilton Ottawa hotel is located just 10 minutes from downtown Ottawa, close to the action in Canada’s capital city. Boasting a vibrant mix of shops, restaurants, and cultural attractions, Ottawa offers plenty to see and do. Visit the Parliament, Senate and Supreme Court of Canada or view a collection at the National Gallery of Canada. Enjoy a gentle stroll and picnic, or try hiking, biking and cross- country skiing in Gatineau Park. Discover the value of extra amenities such as the Hampton’s free hot breakfast and free Internet access in all guest rooms, suites and public areas. Keep fit throughout your stay at the indoor swimming pool and fitness centre. Canada’s National Museum of History boasts a breathtaking setting, majestic architecture and fascinating exhibitions that explore this country’s rich cultural heritage, including the outstanding achievements of First Peoples. Learn about Canada’s history through the diverse experiences and perspectives of the real people who lived it. Discover a story of conflict, struggle and loss, as well as success, achievement and hope. The new signature exhibition, the Canadian History Hall, illuminates the enduring legacy of Canada’s past - a legacy that is alive, relevant and continually unfolding. The museum is home to the Children’s Museum and CINÉ+. Don’t miss the Canadian War Museum showcasing Canada’s rich military history through personal stories, artwork, photographs and interactive presentations. From $219 From $20 Moderate National Gallery of Canada Canadian Museum of Nature See Canada’s visual arts treasures within the lively Ottawa ByWard Market. Discover the remarkable stories that have shaped this country in our completely reinvented Canadian and Indigenous Galleries. If you love photography, you won’t want to miss the Gallery’s Canadian Photography Institute. If the great masters are more your style, the Gallery is your destination for the country’s finest collection of European art. In addition to our exquisite national collection, during any visit, you can take in world- class special exhibitions and engaging activities for all ages. Shop our newly renovated Boutique, and dine in our restaurants with spectacular views of the Canadian Parliament buildings and the river below. Celebrate creativity at one of Canada’s most impressive landmarks. (Image: Tom Thomson, The Jack Pine, 1916-1917, NGC) Canada is all about nature and no trip to Ottawa is complete without a visit to the Canadian Museum of Nature, a historic “castle” in downtown Ottawa. Minutes from Parliament Hill, the museum features world-class galleries representing Canada’s diverse nature. See iconic mammals of Canada shown in their natural habitats, Canada’s original collection of dinosaur fossils, a blue whale skeleton, the largest collection of Canadian birds on display and an amazing variety of rocks and minerals. Immerse yourself in Canada’s Arctic in the new Canada Goose Arctic Gallery, an Ontario Signature Experience. Special exhibitions, 3D movies and guided tours (by reservation, minimum 15 people) are also available. From $20 From $15 147