Seeing as I hadn’t done much traveling outside of Toronto in years, I decided to take a short trip to our country’s capital. I stayed in Ottawa for 2 nights, and visited 4 of the best museums the city has to offer. You’ll find some of my favorite photos below, and links to the various albums. I also interviewed the City’s #1 steampunker, which you’ll find the video for at the bottom of this article. Enjoy!
Canadian War Museum
Immediately after getting off the Via Rail train, I took an Uber to the national museum of military history. Located at 1 Vimy Pl, next to the Ottawa River. They had a special exhibit on called “Deadly Skies – Air War 1914-18.”
“The 1st World War saw the 1st large-scale use of aircraft in warfare. Each side tried to control the skies to ensure victory on the ground. Ten illustrated stores take you through the danger and exhilaration of military flight training, observation, bombing, and aerial combat as they depict unique experiences of the first air war.”
Click HERE to see the full photo album.
Canadian Museum of History
The following day I went to the Museum of History, in Gatineau, Quebec. Their special exhibition, “Horse Power,” was one of the main reasons I decided to travel out to Ottawa. The display of 20 carriages & sleighs are apart of a much larger collection of 200 horse-drawn vehicles, which now reside at the Musée de la Civilisation. Click on the different photos below to go to their respective albums.
The “Pony Express” stage coach.
Canadian Museum of Nature
For the rest of the Nature Museum galleries, click HERE.
Canadian Aviation & Space Museum
The final museum I stopped at during my brief visit in Ottawa. This place was on the outskirts of the city, and looked like an Arctic army base on the outside. Inside was a massive hangar with an amazing collection of planes, helicopters, and other air-related transport.
Click HERE for the entire Aviation Museum album.
Interview with Gustave Morbeus
Professor of Petametaphysics at the Institute of Ambiguous Unity.
Before leaving Ottawa on Friday Dec. 16th, I met up with Ottawa’s #1 steampunker, Professor Gustave Morbeus. We sat down for a video interview, where he talked about his role in the steampunk community.
Overall my trip to Ottawa was a great experience, and I’m planning on in returning in 2017 for the Parliament Builds, Canada Science and Technology Museum, and more!